United Way of Smith County announces $ 1.9 million goal for 81st campaign
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – Smith County United Way kicks off its 81st local campaign with a celebration at the Woman’s Building, 911 South Broadway Ave. to Tyler. The event, sponsored by Henry & Peters, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., with breakfast provided by Brookshire Grocery Company and refreshments by Hiland Dairy.
A brief program will begin at 9:00 am to recognize our business partners and spotlight the 2022 Hyundai Elantra that Patterson Auto Group is offering to Tyler for our giveaway at the end of the 2021 campaign. Anyone pledging $ 5 or more per week to the campaign is automatically entered into the draw for the Hyundai Elantra.
United Way Chairman David Stein said, “We have set ourselves an ambitious goal of raising $ 1.9 million this year. This is a significant increase from last year, but we are aware that local needs are increasing and have never been greater. 100% of whatever is harvested stays here in Smith County, and we believe that collectively we will continue to meet some of the greatest needs of local families. We recognize the enormous generosity of our Smith County community, recognizing the value of how United Way partners with local providers to provide important resources to the community.
Campaign 2021 Chairman James Sheridan said, “We are so grateful to local businesses and the thousands of people who came together last year to help our neighbors. When Covid-19 created a lot of hardship in Smith County last year, many ran towards the problem and made sure the needs were met. It’s going to be another great year, and we hope to have an even bigger impact! The launch event also gives us the opportunity to recognize our excellent volunteers as well as our corporate community pillar sponsors who cover the expenses of running the campaign.
Each year, the Smith County United Way helps 1 in 4 people living in Smith County through corporate giveaways, workplace campaigns, individual donors and Tyler Gives, an annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser.
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