Dec. 7, 1995
Vol. 15, No. 7

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    Still time to give to charity campaign

    There is still time to give to the University's Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities. Giving to the United Way is easy, and the results are worthwhile.

    The United Way addresses a broad spectrum of community needs by funding programs and services that cover today's most critical health and human care issues, including AIDS, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, gangs and juvenile delinquency, homelessness and hunger, illiteracy, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy and parenting.

    For example, 196 United Way agencies provided such services as foster care, abuse intervention and health care for 621,000 children and youths in fiscal year 1994 (the latest year for which figures are available). More than 100 agencies provided emergency shelter, counseling, prevention programs, legal assistance and rehabilitation programs for 175,000 individuals, and 110 agencies helped 390,000 people obtain affordable housing and supported community centers and other community activities. Nearly 100,000 people with disabilities received assistance from 120 agencies, and emergency food, clothing, disaster and housing needs were provided to 330,000 people by 85 agencies.

    These are only some of the ways in which United Way agencies help people every day, all year long. To contribute to the Campaign for the United Way 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 or to a specific charity. Options include payroll deduction and making a cash contribution.

    Pledge cards will be included in a drawing for staff and faculty who make a commitment to the Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities. The grand-prize winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Tampa, Orlando or New York City, courtesy of Kiwi Airlines.

    Employees who need a pledge card should call Human Resources at 702-9600.