United Way campaign kicked off in Oxford County
September 29, 2011 by Chloe
The 2011 United Way Oxford campaign is well under way; the goal this year is to raise $1.1 million, an increase of $100,000 from last year’s total. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Change Starts Here”. The United Way utilizes marketing techniques like poster printing to raise money for 13 member agencies and several partners dedicated to strengthening the community and making it a more pleasant place to live.
One of the strong points of the United Way is its support by the business community. Many businesses make a point of promoting the yearly United Way campaigns to their employees. There are many ways in which they do this, including forming teams to take part in various fundraising challenges and events and displaying the United Way campaign poster; printing the Employee Campaign Coordinator guide will also give those running the workplace campaign lots of ideas on how to take part in raising money for the cause.
One event taking place this year is the Adult Stair Climb at the Woodstock and District Community Complex; teams take part in the 1000 plus stair climb. Teams are formed, either from a business or among friends, and the members solicit sponsors through an online page that can be personalized for each team and email. The winning team receives the Stair Climb trophy. In addition, there will be competitions for the best team costume and best team cheer. A pizza snack will also be provided to participants.
The United Way raises money to help some of the least fortunate in the community with a lot of help from local businesses; they hand out awards yearly to those who have done the most to support the cause.