Giving back: Nevada County businesses help community through United Way employee giving campaigns |

Giving back: Nevada County businesses help community through United Way employee giving campaigns

Megan Timpany, Executive Director of United Way of Nevada County with Kathy Scott, Manager of UPS, with UPS employees during a campaign kickoff event.
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United Way employee giving campaigns are starting to happen all across the United States, and the local United Way of Nevada County Campaign is currently under way. In September and October, corporations such as JC Penney, UPS, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Texas Instruments and AT&T started encouraging their employees to give back to the community through the United Way annual employee payroll pledge process, according to a press release. Local campaigns such as Telestream, Nevada County, B&C True Value Home & Garden Center, the City of Grass Valley and The Union generally start their employee giving campaigns and special events in the month of October.

Many businesses and government agencies across the county are participating in the United Way employee giving campaign for the campaign year 2016-2017. Some of them also host events such as soup-a-thons, Friday Jeans Day, and used book sales to raise money for United Way of Nevada County. The money raised from events and the employee payroll pledge process goes into the local United Way Community Impact Fund, or employees can designate through payroll pledging to any specific 501 (c)(3) non-profit of their choice.

This year, United Way of Nevada County’s local campaign motto is “Growing our local impact through the Power of 10.” United Way is looking to the community to increase its impact by $10 dollars, 10 percent more or by increasing their campaign by 10 more people, the release states.

United Way of Nevada County is currently focusing their efforts on the Basic Needs of the community, specifically in the impact areas of Food, Access to Health Care and Emergency Shelter. United Way of Nevada County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.

Any business that is interested in getting involved with the 2016-2017 United Way campaign should contact the United Way office at 530-274-8111. All monies raised from the United Way campaign for the Community Impact Fund stay local, according to a press release.

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