Still time to contribute to University's charity campaign
There is still time to give to the University's Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities. Giving to the United Way is easy, and the results are worthwhile.
Among the many options for giving is the Leadership program, in which a percentage of the donor's salary is contributed by automatic payroll deduction each pay period. Standards established by the United Way/Crusade of Mercy illustrate how your contribution can help. A Leadership contribution of approximately:
$2 per week (0.6 percent of an annual salary of $17,500) can provide hearing and vision screenings for 12 preschoolers.
$3.50 per week (0.8 percent of $22,500) can provide five nights of shelter for a homeless person.
$7 per week (1 percent of $37,500) can provide five home visits by a health-care professional to a person with AIDS.
$22 per week (1.5 percent of $75,000) can provide a month of foster care for an abused boy or girl.
$38.50 per week (2 percent of $100,000) can provide one month of residential rehabilitation for a person determined to lead an alcohol-free life.
To contribute to the Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities, simply fill out and return either the yellow or the blue card included in the campaign information sent to all employees. Gifts may be made to the United Way/Crusade of Mercy or to a specific charity. Options include payroll deduction and making a cash contribution.
Pledge cards returned to the Bursar's Office by Friday, Jan. 14, will be included in a drawing for staff and faculty who make a commitment to the Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities. The grand-prize winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Tampa, Orlando or New York City, courtesy of Kiwi Airlines in conjunction with Midway Travel Service.
Employees who need a pledge card should call Human Resources at 702-9600.