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County employees raise $22,000 for United Way

County employees raise $22,000 for United Way
December 07
11:33 2018

Forsyth County employees raised $22,000 for the United Way of Forsyth County during a month-long United WeCare campaign in October.

County employees contributed through pledging money, which often involved them setting an amount per paycheck to go to the nonprofit. They also contributed through county-wide or department-wide fundraisers.

County departments created their own fundraising events. They included paying to wear jeans to work, donation cans, raffles, a silent auction, candy jars, bake sales, a soup lunch, and a chili cook off. The campaign ended with the United Way Oktoberfest celebration, held on Oct. 31, which featured costume contests, food trucks and live music.

United Way of Forsyth provides funding for various local non-profits like the YMCA, Experiment in Self-Reliance, Family Services, Salvation Army, Community Care Center, American Red Cross and the YWCA. Contributing to the United Way has become an annual tradition that lets county employees help the community.

“The county is invested in giving back to community organizations,” said Shontell Robinson, the county’s Human Resources director.

United Way is one of only two organizations the county participates in fundraising campaigns for, the other being the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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