United Way of Effingham County held the kick-off luncheon on Tuesday, August 29th at the Effingham Event Center for those businesses interested in conducting an employee campaign. Businesses heard from this year’s “Lead Pacesetter” Company – Stevens Industries who shared their success stories and plans for their upcoming campaign.
Ross Richardson, Campaign Chair, announced the goal for the 2017 campaign has been set at $305,000. Twenty five local partner agencies will receive funding from the 2017 – 2018 campaign: Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Catholic Charities, CCEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Greater Effingham Area, FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, 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.
Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation and Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Greater Effingham Area are 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.