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United Way of Christian County Caring Leaders met in Taylorville for their first organizational meeting of the 2011-2012 Campaign. This year’s goal is set at $140,000 after exceeding the goal last year of $135,000.

United Way Executive Director Joni Beyers presided over the meeting and outlined the details of the upcoming campaign. Beyers talked about the theme “Live United” and the 23 member agencies supported by United Way. Executive Director Beyers presented the roles and responsibilities of the Caring Leaders, who familiarize people in their workplace with United Way’s mission and encourage their financial support.

During the meeting, several Caring Leaders shared ideas for successful workplace campaigns and how to encourage employees to get involved with United Way. The meeting closed with Board President Dick Wamsley thanking everyone for their continued involvement with United Way and support for the 23 member agencies.

“The individuals who serve as Caring Leaders are not only leaders in the community, but also leaders for United Way. Through their employee campaigns, they help spread the United Way message, which in turn helps 23 agencies,” stated Wamsley. “The dollars raised by the employee campaigns and additional corporate gifts end up providing over half of our campaign goal, which is an amazing achievement.”

The United Way of Christian County’s Caring Leaders Program has 29 local leaders participating this year from around the county. Terri France, who serves as a Caring Leader and a 2011-2012 Campaign Co-Chair, talks about her commitment to United Way. “I agreed to assist the United Way of Christian County because I know how vital this organization has been to thousands of people in our community and surrounding areas. The United Way is an excellent conduit for anyone who wishes to contribute to many deserving agencies without having to research their integrity. You never have to wonder if your hard earned dollars are being spent wisely.”

The 2011-2012 Fund Drive will begin with the annual Kick-off Dinner in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00PM. For more information about United Way of Christian County or the Caring Leaders Program, contact Joni Beyers at 824-8404 or visit the organization’s website at www.unitedwayofcc.org

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