campaignsIt’s the busiest time of the year at Valley United Way with employee campaigns being held all over the Valley, and we’ve had some fun and creative campaigns already.

The good folks at Iroquois made their campaign a week long series of events starting with an ice cream social and ending with a buffet luncheon and a throwback balsam glider competition. As always, their results were outstanding and employee giving went up by 13%.

Not to be out done, the campaign at Hubbell also featured ice cream and cupcakes and a Halloween costume contest and employee raffle. The results were outstanding as the employees raised over $92,000 and counting which is an increase of more than 10%.

Three other major campaigns are underway right now. BIC kicked their campaign off with an agency fair with representatives of many of the funded agencies sharing exactly what their services are and how United Way dollars impact those services.

Edgewell’s campaign began with coffee and doughnuts with speakers from TEAM and the Family Resource Center highlighting the importance of Edgewell’s support. That was followed up by employees spending time later in the day volunteering at Spooner House and learning more about homelessness and hunger in the Valley. They have a superheroes theme to that campaign, and that’s just what they are – Superheros for community involvement and support.

Pitney Bowes kicked off their world wide campaign with a presentation at the Shelton facility and Valley United Way President & C.O.O. Jack Walsh was the speaker for all United Ways. The campaign in Shelton has a theme of “Going for the Gold”, and it has been a month long extravaganza of fun events.

There’s much more going on, and we’ll have more updates soon. You can also catch daily updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.


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