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Thousands of individuals invest in the River Region each year through workplace giving. This type of investment is the most popular approach because it allows employees to give back to the community through payroll deduction.
How does it work? First you’ll need to know if your company or organization runs a Corporate Campaign. If so, contact your company's Employee Campaign Coordinator and ask for a pledge card. Fill out the card and indicate either a payroll deduction, ask the United Way to bill you quarterly, or offer a one-time cash, check or credit card donation.
Who benefits when you run a United Way Campaign? The Community. Many quality programs and initiatives would not succeed without the help of United Way. United Way would not exist if individuals and corporations did not contribute to the campaign. In other words, those who need it most would not get the help they need if generous people did not contribute to the United Way campaign.
Your Company also benefits. Running a United Way employee campaign within your company creates morale and team building. Employees are given the chance to support the community through their worksite campaign and are able to help make philanthropy a part of their corporate culture.
The measure of any community is the value it places on the quality of life for all citizens. Where that value is the highest, there exists a leadership group which gives its community the strength, character and purpose that distinguishes it from all others. This group in our River Region believes that no community problem is insurmountable and that the commitment of caring individuals can work wonders. These exceptional leaders inspire others by their example of community concern and involvement. Their generosity provides a foundation on which the United Way helps build a better quality of life for all residents of the River Region.
Planned giving is a great way for donors to leave a lasting impact on the River Region. The River Region United Way recognizes those persons who have made a planned gift in their will, estate plan, or by other means. By endowing their annual gift, they are indeed providing a legacy which will live on in our community and benefit future generations.