Salt River Journal

United Way exceeds campaign goal with boost from General Mills

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area exceeded the 2018-19 Be the Change Annual Campaign goal thanks to an auction at General Mills to benefit the United Way. Pictured are members of the General Mills United Way Auction Committee, Dr. Jill Janes 2018-19, campaign chair, and Denise Damron, United Way executive director.
Denise Damron
For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 3, 2019 4:53 pm

Officials with the United Way of the Mark Twain Area are excited to share they have exceeded the 2018-19 Be the Change Annual Campaign Goal.

The organization hoped to wrap up the 2018-19 Campaign by early May. On April 30, General Mills tallied up the profits from the annual auction they host to benefit the United Way. The auction raised over $6,000 for the United Way which meant financial contributions to the Be the Change Campaign from the community exceeded the $400,000 goal.

"Exceeding the campaign goal is an example of how the communities in the Mark Twain Area support and appreciate the good work provided by all our agencies," shared Dr. Jill Janes, the 2018-19 Campaign Chair. "A big thank you to all those who gave to make our communities better places to live and work."

Dollars raised in this campaign are supporting the work of 26 area non-profit organizations. Those organizations are working to empower all individuals to achieve their potential by promoting education, financial stability, and healthy lives. United Way will kick off their 2019-20 Annual Campaign in Early September.

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area works towards the mission, "to increase the capacity of people to care for one another." This is done by creating opportunities for individuals to give of their time and finances to local organizations that work to assist individuals in our community to have the resources they need to live productive lives.


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