LIVE THE SHIRT Campaign Tops 100%
Joe Roddy, Campaign Chair of the United Way of the Titusville Region is proud to announce that the agency’s annual fundraising campaign exceeded its 2018 campaign goal of $190,000 with an anticipated $199,909 in pledges and donations.
The Mr. Roddy recognized the giving spirit of the Titusville Community, saying “The generosity and community that has been demonstrated by the people here is overwhelming. I am truly amazed at the level of giving that has been demonstrated in this year’s campaign. A special thank you goes out to all of the volunteers and community members in Titusville for their generosity. I am very proud to have played even a small part in the success of this year’s campaign, and am honored to be asked to help. Thank you Titusville.”
The goal for the 2019 campaign was set at a lofty $190,000. Terri Ann Wig, Chief Professional Officer for the United Way of the Titusville Region explained that, “We increased the goal to try to continue to support our community partners at a level that would be beneficial and impactful to their important programs and to allow for some newer programs to become a part of the United Way. These programs provide much needed services to our community and without the support provided through the United Way campaign, many of our agencies would find it necessary to find additional resources or to reduce services.”
The John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Trust provides a matching program for payroll pledges through approved employers. The program matches, dollar-for-dollar contributions realized through the employees payroll program. Employee payroll campaigns are an important part of the United Way campaign. The Rees match helps to promote this type of giving in our community.
Funds realized from the campaign support programs that are provided by Associated Charities; Youth Connections; mini grants to Scout troops and packs; Center for Financial Independence; Family Service and Children’s Aid Society; Hospice; Salvation Army; Titusville Regional Literacy Council; Titusville Health and Aging Center; YMCA; YWCA; Community Health Services Medical Transportation and programs and projects of the United Way including Pre-K Scholarships; Thrive Women’s Initiative; THS Student United Way projects; American Legion Community Support Partnership and Moose Club Community Support Partnership; 2-1-1 information and referral launch in Crawford County; Community Wide Human Service Needs Assessment.
Over the past 74 years your United Way has provided over $7,000,000 to support community programs; served tens of thousands of your family and friends in times of need; and mobilized thousands of volunteers to help build a stronger community. While times have changed, our dedication to the community has never wavered.
For more information on the United Way of the Titusville Region, or any of our funded agencies or programs, contact the United Way office at 814-827-1322.