Sample Company Newsletter Article <Your Company Name Here>To Kick Off Annual United Way Campaign Amanda was involved in a life-threatening accident. Through a United Way-funded program, she was able to receive six units of blood in the emergency room. Along with her father, Dave, who has donated a startling 19 ½ gallons of blood since the 1960’s, Amanda’s family has now made a commitment to donating blood and supporting United Way. Joann spent 13 years in an abusive marriage being told she was stupid, ugly and would never make anything of her life. She fled the marriage, and with help from a United Way-funded program, she was able obtain safe shelter, counseling for herself and her son and time to get her life back on track. She now works full-time, takes care of her son and goes to school. Josh didn’t walk or talk when he met his new foster mother at age 3. Ashley didn’t like people and hid in closets when she came to her new foster home at age 6. Through a United Way- funded program, both children were able to grow up in a safe, stable and loving, family environment. Josh is a teenager now, walks everywhere, communicates with a sophisticated device and volunteers at the Food Bank. Ashley is now 18 and has learned to give, and accept, love. These individuals, and many others, have been touched through our united efforts to make our community a better place. No matter how big or small your gift, you can be sure your dollars, combined with those of thousands of others, will be helping people help themselves, right here in our community. United. We’re changing lives. <Your Company Name Here> will kick off this year’s United Way Campaign <Kick Off Date Here>. This year’s kick off will have a “Faces United” theme. Individuals who’ve benefited from United Way-funded programs, as well as some who’ve given, are sharing personal stories of their experience with United Way of Greater Battle Creek. Their stories are illustrated in the “Faces United” exhibit, which is traveling to area businesses throughout Greater Battle Creek this campaign season. The “Faces United” stories can also be accessed on United Way’s website at www.unitedwaybattlecreek.org. After visiting the home page, visitors should click on “Faces United: stories from United Way of Greater Battle Creek” to view each person’s full story. This year’s United Way campaign kicks off September 10, 2009. Insert info re company campaign committee members, company details, goals, timelines, etc. United Way of Greater Battle Creek addresses some of our community’s most pressing problems and measurably improves the lives of individuals in need. United Way does this by raising dollars that fund more than 50 local programs operated by more than 35 non-profit agencies or organizations. United Way also collaborates with local organizations and people to identify and address emerging needs and issues.
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