Monday, December 24, 2007

UA Exceeds United Way Goal

Thanks to the generous contributions of staff and faculty and the fundraising efforts of students, the University of Arkansas raised more than $170,000 for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas during its campus-wide campaign for 2007, surpassing the university's goal of $145,000 by more than $25,000. This is the largest amount ever raised by University of Arkansas employees for the United Way.

Among the 78 agencies that benefit annually from the United Way are the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Ozark Food Bank, Ozark Literacy Council, Legal Aid of Northwest Arkansas, Community Clinic at St. Francis House, Headstart, EOA Children's House, and the Peace at Home Family Shelter. While the demand for basic human services from these agencies is even greated this year, the same economic conditions that create greater needs have also reduced the ability of working families to contribute to the United Way.

UA employees are to be commended for their record generosity this year, and AFSCME Local 965 is proud to again have been a part of that effort. Overall contributions to the new United Way of Northwest Arkansas are more than $1 million below the goal for 2007.

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