Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of Southpointe businesses and their employees, the 2017-18 United Way Campaign is coming into its final stretch, promising a strong finish. At this point, United Way’s Campaign total is behind where it was at the same point last year, but employee campaign coordinators have been hard at work contacting colleagues, soliciting prizes, lining up incentives and engaging management and coworkers in a variety of events and activities aimed at increasing awareness of United Way’s important work in Washington County, and hopefully increasing Campaign totals at the same time.
Once a business has been introduced to United Way and they understand that United Way doesn’t just raise funds and distribute them to deserving local charities, they more fully understand exactly what United Way’s mission is and what it stands for. United Way has adopted financial stability, health and education as our three focus areas. After carefully assessing the unmet needs in Washington County, with the help of community stakeholders over the course of a nine-month process, we realized that to have the most impact in the lives of people in Washington County, we must invest the hard-earned money entrusted to us by our contributors in programs and services that address community needs in those three focus areas.