Montgomery County Launches 2005 United Way Campaign
Montgomery County's employees will be asked to participate in the 2005 United Way Campaign this week. The County's annual United Way Kick-off will be held on September 1, 2005 at the Parking Lot next to the Administration Building on Vista View and West Third Street. This is a great event, we ask elected officials and county departments to host bake sales, carnival games, raffles and even a garage sale in order to raise funds for the United Way , commented 2005 Montgomery County United Way Chair, Dan Foley.
Each year, the kick-off is a lunchtime event that raises approximately $2,000 for the United Way of Greater Dayton. In addition to a dunking tank and book sale, County employees can attend the event, purchase lunch and socialize with friends as they peruse the tables, games and sales. Montgomery County has a great history of contributing to the United Way. We are proud that our annual contributions make significant changes to people's lives, continued Foley.
Donations made to the United Way of Greater Dayton helped thousands of local residents last year. For example, funding helped 2,614 children attend an early childhood development daycare program so their parents could work or go to school, 3.3 million pounds of food were distributed among local food pantries, and 7,930 adults and adolescents gained job skills to increase their self-sufficiency. The United Way also helped 1,307 clients received legal assistance to deal with crises such as family violence or home foreclosure, and 5.649 senior citizens maintained their independence through mobile meals and senior meal sites, rides to medical appointments and other assistance services