INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Exchange Club of Indian River has presented a donation of $2,000 to United Against Poverty.

The Exchange Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on the prevention of child abuse.

United Against Poverty is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. The organization operates UP Centers in Indian River County, Orlando, and St. Lucie County that serve more than 1,500 low-income families daily.

“We believe every child in our community should have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, and happy,” said Exchange Club President Robin Dapp. “We support local youth-related projects dedicated to this end.”

“Our service organization primarily supports child abuse prevention,” said Ms. Dapp. “We know there is great financial stress currently, which of course compounds abuse issues. We all wanted to help this situation in our community, and UP does great work.”

“We were thrilled to welcome the Exchange Club to the UP Center,” said United Against Poverty of Indian River County Development Director George Cooper. “The Exchange Club’s generosity is greatly appreciated and will make a significant impact in the community. The opportunity to introduce them to the new facility and provide an update on services that have been adapted to address the pandemic provides a mutually beneficial partnership for the benefit of our community.”

United Against Poverty is located at 1400 27th St., Vero Beach. For more information, visit or call (772) 770-0740.

For information about the Exchange Club of Indian River, visit

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