In spite of the tough economic times, Union County Public Schools teachers, principals, administrators and maintenance workers alike reached deep into their pockets to give back to the community through their United Way contributions.
During the March 30 United Way Thank You breakfast, the Union County Public Schools system was recognized for being the top giver in the 2010 United Way Campaign.
UCPS employees pledged $151,385.66, an increase from the 2009 pledge of $136,698.93. This was part of the total money raised in Union County, which equaled almost $1 million.
“We know the money that was raised will go to a lot of people in need,” UCPS Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis, who served as the Union County 2010 campaign chairman, said. “We have 18 agencies that serve more than 40,000 people here in Union County. And all of us see that the need continues to grow.”
The top 10 organizations recognized at the breakfast as top givers in the 2010 United Way campaign are the Union County Public Schools; ATI Allvac; Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Plastics Division; Carolinas Medical Center-Union; Goodrich Corporation; RSC Chemical Solutions; Tyson Foods; Union County; UPS-Monroe; and IMO Pump – Colfax Corporation.
-This article was provided courtesy of the Communications Office of the Union County Public Schools.