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United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign with Volunteerism


United Way of Indian River County Combined Two Annual Events for the Official Start of the Community-wide Fundraising Campaign

Mike and Leslie Swan, Campaign Co-Chairs for the 2014-2015 United Way of Indian River County, (UWIRC), fundraising campaign, emceed a breakfast program at Gifford Youth Activity Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, announcing the organization’s highest ever fundraising goal of $2,630,000.


Credit was given to a variety of campaign volunteers including; Elite Campaign Sponsors, businesses that sign on early in the campaign to defray costs; Torchbearers, businesses that pledge at least $12,000 from corporate gifts and/or employee giving; Loaned Executives, individuals “lent” by their employers to pick up skills while advocating for UWIRC; Campaign Cabinet, volunteers who lend their name and personal and business relationships to solicit and increase donations; and the Board of Directors, the body that takes the lead on all significant aspects of UWIRC throughout the year. United Way Funded Partners were also thanked for the work they do and their support of the campaign.


“We will need everybody’s help, but we know that money isn’t all that’s needed to give everyone in this county a quality life. We also need a host of volunteers which is why you are here today,” explained Mike Swan as he turned attention to the gymnasium full of volunteer teams preparing to spend the morning working projects.


Day of Caring is a familiar event to this community. UWIRC matches the needs of area nonprofits with volunteer teams giving people a chance to work together for the good of others. Teams from 16 businesses, agencies, and organizations went on to complete 33 projects at 21 sites around Indian River County. Painting, yard work, power washing, window washing, and food sorting were some of the many projects done for area nonprofits.


Piper Aircraft sponsored the breakfast, new to Day of Caring, which gave teams a chance to see the many volunteers joining them in the work day.


“Today was a wonderful and inspiring example of people helping people,” said Michael Kint, CEO, UWIRC. “The fundraising campaign is essential to providing needed human services in Indian River County, but we are a volunteer driven organization and could not work to solve this community’s most pressing needs without help. We are grateful to all who made today possible, all those who will be working on the campaign, and we’d like to encourage the public to make every day a “Day of Caring”.”


United Way’s online volunteer connection provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout Indian River County. Find volunteer opportunities at www.volunteerindianrivercounty.org.

 

 


 

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Thank You Elite Campaign Sponsors

Armfield-Wagner Appraisal
CenterState Bank
CVS/Caremark Pharmacy
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Florida Power and Light Company
Gould Cooksey Fennell
Grall Law Group
Graves Brothers Company
Indian River Press Journal & TCPalm
Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham, CPAs
Marine Bank & Trust Company
Morgan, Jacoby, Thurn, Boyle & Associates
Northern Trust
Proctor Construction Company
Rehmann
Rossway Swan Tierney Barry
Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc.
Seacoast National Bank
The Law Offices of Jennifer D. Peshke, P.A.
Vero Insurance
Willis of Florida
Wilmington Trust, N.A.