On November 29th, individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits came together across the nation for one common purpose – to celebrate generosity and give back to their communities on Giving Tuesday. United Way of Central Kentucky uses this day to show its appreciation to their wonderful donors and volunteers by hosting a second annual Thank-a-Thon. On this date, the United Way staff and volunteers sent out letters, and stopped by to visit corporate partners just to say thank you. As one over 4,000 local donors, Meade County resident and UWCK Board member Andrea-Pike Goff thanked the community by sharing, “United Way is a valuable partner in our community as we strive to prepare children for school and students for college and career.”
Last year United Way of Central Kentucky, the region’s leading convener of community change, mobilized over $4.5 million in resources to create opportunities for families to move out of poverty. In addition to raising over $1.2 million through donations from individuals, corporate gifts, and special events, UWCK leveraged support from Meade County residents to maintain a fifth consecutive year of $1 million+ fundraising, including workplace giving campaigns at Meade County, Meade County Schools, Monument Chemical, The Cecilian Bank, Communicare, Your Community Bank, Meade County Cattleman’s Association, Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign, and Hilltop Big Bend Quarry and Kroger. As a result, $364,000 were invested in 12 programs that help children enter school ready to learn, keep youth on track to succeed in life, and empower families to achieve financial stability while continuing to improve health and meet basic needs. The best show of thanks supporters can receive is seeing lives transformed because of our community’s investments in United Way. Visit unitedwayck.org for success stories and updates on how your generosity is changing the odds for Meade County families.
About United Way of Central Kentucky
United Way brings together the resources of volunteer talent, funds, advocacy, expertise, and local business and industry with the goal of creating stronger communities and improving lives. UWCK provides over 40 programs and initiatives that help children enter school ready to learn, keep youth on track to succeed in life, and empower families to achieve financial stability while continuing to improve health and meet basic needs. To find success stories of local residents from Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade Counties impacted by our work, visit http://www.unitedwayck.org.