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Whirlpool Employees Raise $400K for Darke Co. United Way

By Erik Martin
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GREENVILLE — Darke County United Way received a big check Monday from the employees of Greenville’s Whirlpool Plant.

Whirlpool workers raised $400,033.88 to help United Way’s 24 participating agencies, representing about 80 percent of the $500,000 United Way is seeking to raise for 2018.

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Caterpillar Foundation, Employees and Retirees Invest $11.2 Million in United Way

Funds will improve the lives of children, families and seniors in communities across the United States.
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DEERFIELD, Ill., December 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) employees and retirees together with the Caterpillar Foundation have pledged more than $11.2 million to United Way agencies across the United States as part of its 2017-2018 campaign. This amount includes a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The United Way has been Caterpillar’s only annual corporate-sponsored charitable solicitation for funds to its employees and retirees for more than 60 years.

FCA Foundation Announces $500,000 Grant in Support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Innovative Solutions to Ending Childhood Hunger

Funding from the FCA Foundation will help ensure that more children have access to Meet Up and Eat Up and School Breakfast Programs
Press Release

December 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced a $500,000 grant to United Way for Southeastern Michigan. The grant will help United Way implement two primary strategies to ensure that more children have access to and participate in child nutrition programs throughout the school year and during the summer.

Wells Fargo Bank Branches Become Holiday Food Banks

Wells Fargo kicks off a joint effort with United Way to fight hunger by collecting nonperishable food donations nationwide
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Wells Fargo is doubling as a food bank this holiday season in a joint effort with United Way to fight hunger.

From Nov. 28 to Dec. 30, approximately 5,900 Wells Fargo branches will serve as food donation centers, collecting nonperishable foods in specially marked bins as part of the Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank.

A pop-up food bank tour will also make stops at 17 cities throughout the U.S. as part of the effort. Displays for the campaign will promote opportunities through United Way to volunteer, donate food, and learn more about hunger in the U.S.

Wells Fargo Launches Holiday Food Bank Program With $5 Million Donation to United Way, and Commitment of 5,000 Volunteer Hours During the Holidays

Non-perishable food donations accepted at Wells Fargo Mobile “Pop-up” Food Banks and branch locations nationwide through the end of December
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced the launch of the Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank program to make more meals possible in communities this holiday season.

Giving Opportunity Through United Way

By Andy Le, Technical Operations Supervisor, Comcast Cable
Blog

I began working for Comcast in 2000, so I’ve had some time to get to know the people I work with and the company I work for. One thing that has always stood out is the generosity of the employees I’ve come in contact with – and these past few weeks have proved that true once again.

Why Giving Opportunity Matters

By Yvette Miley, Senior Vice President, MSNBC & NBC News
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Growing up, I was the youngest of five siblings raised by a single mother in a modest home in South Florida. I remember in my teens working at a fast food restaurant and thinking about working my way up to restaurant manager – but not thinking about college. Instead, here I am in my 26th year at NBCUniversal, with a distant view of the Statue of Liberty – my personal model of strength and grace – visible from my Manhattan office window.

A Day of Giving with United Way of New York City

By Karen Young
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Recently,  Aaron Womble, along with 22 other employees, took a few hours out of his day to volunteer in Kensington Brooklyn. The group sorted food, set up food stations, and handed out groceries with United Way of NYC’s community-based partner, Food Bank for NYC’s Campus Pantry Program. After providing food to approximately 200 hungry New York families, here is what Aaron had to say:

Is this your first time volunteering?:  

No, I’ve done everything from handing out turkeys at New York Common Pantry to painting fire escapes at schools.

Avista Volunteers Package Meals During United Way Day of Action

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More than 60 Avista employees volunteered for the Spokane County United Way Day of Action in Spokane on Sept. 15 to Make a Meal for Many. Together, with 600 participants from around the community, they packaged 140,000 meals.

Northern Trust: All Hands on Deck

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Northern Trust kicks off its annual United Way fundraising campaign with a day of caring. With a theme this year of “All Hands on Deck,” employees chose Lakeview Pantry, one of the longest operating pantries in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.

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