United Way Casual Friday and 2-1-1

| October 10, 2011
United Way - Greater St. Louis 2011 Campaign

The United Way helps more than 170 nonprofit agencies in the Greater St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois.

Among their services is a 24-hour, 7-days a week 2-1-1 hotline where Missouri and southwest Illinois residents in need can get fast, free and confidential help in a variety of areas United Way agencies serve. There are hundreds of reasons to call this hotline, including basic food needs, career guidance, support for children or seniors, and physical and mental health resources.

That’s one of many reasons the Webster University’s campaign for the Greater St. Louis United Way continues this week through Monday, Oct. 17.

The contributions of our employees help connect local citizens in need with the resources that can help. (In fact, our recent Webster Works Worldwide community service day helped more than 60 local United Way agencies.) All agencies must pass a professional operations audit that researches the receipt, use and allocation of funds.

Thus far, Webster campaign leaders are happy to report a tally of $20,020 in pledges so far. Thank you!

Casual Day and President’s Breakfast

As an added incentive for participation among our local employees, President Beth Stroble has announced a United Way Casual Day Friday, Oct. 14. Employees who contribute by this Friday can treat that day as a casual dress day. Also, the unit with the largest total number of contributors will be invited as a group to have breakfast with President Stroble in celebration of the campaign.

The two-week campaign will conclude with a special post-campaign celebration for all contributors on Friday, Oct. 21.

Easy Ways to Contribute

If you choose to contribute, it’s as easy as filling out the pledge card you received in the mail last week. (If you do not have your pledge card, you may contact Kathy Marlock, campaign co-leader, at
kmarlock@webster.edu or ext. 3149 to request a new one.) Your donation will take effect during the period of Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012. (If you choose payroll deduction, your deduction will not take place until that time period.)

Please do consider making a contribution:

– by credit card
– through a one-time cash or check
– through payroll deduction (distributed over the 2012 calendar year or in one single installment)


Category: Employee News, St. Louis Campus News

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