Pepsi Bottling Co. ran a reinvigorated campaign that more than tripled from last year, raising an additional $7,000! First-time Employee Campaign Manager Melinda Graham worked hard to schedule meetings so that employees on all shifts could listen to beneficiaries tell them how programs funded by their United Way donations changed their lives. Pepsi's total more than tripled over last year's total... what an incredible campaign!
Friendship Retirement Community did an outstanding job this year led by their ECM Kandy Elliott (also our Presidents Circle co-chair). They raised almost $4,000 more than last year, continuing on a long-standing trend of increasing year after year.
AKZO-Nobel increased their campaign almost 20% from last year! Campaign Manager Gloria Black kept it fun with an auction and a competition between UVa and Tech fans. Employees enjoyed a fish fry before the flurry of activity as the auction closed and the campaign ended.
Associated Asphalt increased their campaign over $7,000 from last year!
Steel Dynamics - Roanoke Bar Division increased their campaign over $3,000 from last year!
TRANE and ECM Chrystal Flores pulled together an amazing 2011 Campaign, raising over $10,000 more than last year! Chrystal did a great job leading her campaign team ad utilizing best practices including a meeting with all employees, a leadership dinner, and a United Way beneficiary speaker! They had a cash machine as a part of their raffle, along with some great incentives. Each year Trane seems to out-do themselves and we say "Thank you!".
Over 150 Glenvar High School students had a chance to act out their "LIVE UNTIED" t-shirts this week. Continuing with an annual tradition of volunteering, the students served at Greenvale School, Northwest Child Development Center, Friendship Retirement Community, The Salvation Army, Feeding America, and Adult Care Center. The United Way hand was able to visit the preschool children at Greenvale and Northwest, and we had a great time seeing the Glenvar students interact with the preschool children! If you are interested in having a group of coworkers volunteer, please contact Kristin Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org