AT&T continues to be a dedicated, long time partner of United
Way California Capital Region. Each year AT&T Headquarters
proudly launches their campaign of giving back to the community
with a bang. Locally, the leadership of AT&T continues to
serve as a model for the great partnership that can exist between
labor and management to come together to help those in need.
Running a successful campaign with thousands of employees across
the region is no easy feat. This year, AT&T continued to
bring innovation to their campaign by using technology to deliver
the campaign message across multiple platforms to reach employees
from all corners of our region. Last year, AT&T employees in
the United States and beyond contributed over $39 million to
United Ways and non-profit agencies throughout the world.
This year alone, AT&T employees contributed over $370,000 to
those in need through their community giving campaign.
For Enterprise Rent-a-Car employees, community involvement is a
part of their DNA. From participation in their annual United Way
campaign that regionally raises over $180,000, to supporting
United Way through their Toilet Paper drive efforts, Enterprise
employees know how to have fun. As our resident TP Drive
champion, Enterprise surprises us every year with fun ways to
promote the TP drive. Additionally, Enterprise employees
personally donated close to 22,000 rolls of toilet paper to be
distributed to nonprofit organizations in need.
Enterprise employees also show their commitment to United Way and
their community by participating as members in both United Way’s
Women in Philanthropy and Emerging Leaders program.
The scoop: BIG Day of Giving is a 24 hour online
giving challenge for 400 regional nonprofits.
Our plan: We are crowdfunding to build community
gardens in our neighborhoods to cultivate healthy children,
families and communities!
Our hope: For these gardens to be used as a tool
to promote healthy lifestyle choices to future generations and
foster the growth of active and involved citizens.
Your role: By making a contribution on May 6th
you’re making a promise to build something you want to see exist
in the world. As a donor you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to
volunteer to help build these gardens!
Your dollar: Every dollar you donate will be
leveraged by local businesses and organizations who have
contributed funds to a pool of matching dollars! There’s no
better time to donate!
April 14, 2014Kristina RicciProgram Officer, United Way Fit Kids
We all need physical activity to be a part of our daily routines
to enjoy the health benefits of exercise. With over one-third of
children and adolescents being overweight or obese, this couldn’t
be more true for America’s youth today. The epidemic of childhood
obesity is one of the major health challenges that United Way is
committed to facing and improving to advance the common good.
Initiatives like United Way Fit Kids are
giving children in our region the knowledge, tools, and
inspiration that they need to live healthier lives. Being healthy
is not just about eating a nutritious diet. Exercise is essential
for fighting obesity and improving overall well-being.
Here are my top 5 reasons why kids (and adults too) should get
1. Improves Confidence
Exercise builds self-confidence. Kids who are physically
fit feel good about their body image. They are more confident
when it is time for gym class or sports tryouts. Encouraging
children to play outside and join local teams is a great way to
help them stay in shape and feel good about themselves.
Local Nationwide associates live and breathe community
engagement. This past year, Nationwide helped us through
support of our 1st annual Day of Caring for the community.
In the past decade, Nationwide employees, agents and retirees
have contributed more than $88 million to United Way.
Additionally, the Nationwide Foundation matches employee
contributions dollar for dollar to United Way!
For the past 3 years, Dr PepperSnapple has increased its employee
campaign through the tremendous efforts of its staff and
employees. The creativity and dedication of their United Way
Campaign team have inspired people to give and volunteer. DPS
volunteers have given hundreds of hours of their time to serve
nonprofits throughout the Sacramento Region.
Every October, Costco’s around the country are gearing up for
another fun United Way campaign. With support from senior
leadership, the Costco United Way campaign continues to thrive.
In 2013, Costco employees and the Costco Foundation raised over
$17 million through their United Way campaigns, with over
$173,000 being donated back to our local community.
Tanya Arambula (left) LIVES UNITED by focusing on God and being
my brother’s keeper and Mary Beth Pilon LIVES UNITED by helping
to improve and enrich the lives of children who have lost a loved
one by supporting them in their everyday lives
Rick Jennings LIVES UNITED by teaching boys manhood development
principles, by teaching men to be responsible, loving and caring
fathers and husbands as well as being an overall positive role
model in the community.
Jim McDaniel LIVES UNITED by volunteering on United Way’s Impact
Council, leading the United Way campaign at Allied and making
financial contributions to other nonprofits that make a
difference in the lives of people in our community.
Genevieve Shiroma LIVES UNITED by donating through United Way to
help those in need, volunteering on the Capital Unity Council to
reduce violence in schools and supporting health care for those
who otherwise have none by supporting Planned Parenthood.
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