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2013

Title
United Way Pacesetter Campaign has begun
Date
08/23/2013
Article

Wouldn’t it be great if we all had the same chances in life, the same good luck? As good as that sounds, a world where no one needs help with life’s challenges sounds a bit like science fiction. Thank goodness for the United Way’s work here on earth!

Through donations from the community, the United Way of Mesa County funds 33 local non-profit agencies that build strong families, promote health, and increase self-sufficiency.

“The very reason St. Mary’s was established is to improve the health of individuals and our community, especially the poor and vulnerable,” says Shelly Tran, co-chair of St. Mary’s United Way Pacesetter Campaign. “That’s right in line with the United Way and that’s why St. Mary’s associates are so generous.”

Sci-fi fantasy theme for Pacesetter Campaign
“Every year the United Way gives us a campaign theme to get our creative juices flowing to host fun activities that engage and encourage associates to donate,” says campaign co-chair Geri Tamborelli. “With this year’s theme, sci-fi fantasy, we at St. Mary’s have decided ‘Helping your neighbors is out of this world!’”

St. Mary’s is a Pacesetter, one of a select group of organizations conducting workplace campaigns before the community United Way drive. Pacesetters help “set the pace” for the community and raise about 40% of the total United Way donations. Last year, St. Mary's associates raised over $58,000!