United Way Kicks Off 2015 Campaign
United Way of Effingham County held the kick-off luncheon on Tuesday, August 25th at the Effingham KC Hall for those businesses interested in conducting an employee campaign. Businesses heard from this year’s “Lead Pacesetter” Company - Agracel who shared their success stories and plans for their upcoming campaign.
Cheryl Pruemer, Campaign Chair, announced the goal for the 2015 campaign has been set at $300,000. Twenty two local partner agencies will receive funding from the 2015 - 2016 campaign: Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts - Lincoln Trails Council, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Catholic Charities, CEFS Golden Circle Nutrition Program, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Effingham County, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Effingham County is new to the partner agency list this year.
To learn more about conducting an employee campaign, or if you would like to know more about United Way of Effingham County please call (217) 342-3824.