Campus News

Annual Workplace Campaign In Full Swing

Story posted October 08, 2001

Members of the campus community can have a direct impact on the lives of our neighbors and the citizens of Maine by becoming involved in the United Way of Mid Coast Maine and MaineShare Workplace Campaign. The campaign runs through this Friday, October 12.

Each year, the United Way of Mid Coast Maine and MaineShare help thousands of people in need in the mid-coast area and the state. The United Way helps fund 38 local agencies, focusing their efforts on children and families, the disabled, the homeless and the troubled; MaineShare serves 31 agencies throughout the state supporting the arts, human development, the environment and health care.

Together, the United Way of Mid Coast Maine and MaineShare provide vital services to over one-third of the people in the region every year.

Bowdoin College has become the third largest workplace supporter of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine and MaineShare (over 200 organizations conduct employee workplace campaigns for United Way, and over 100 organizations conduct employee workplace campaigns for MaineShare). Bowdoin's participation last year reached the 45% mark. The goal this year is to push over the 50% mark. Your donation can help Bowdoin continue to be a leader in this effort.

The campaign began October 1 and ends this Friday, October 12. Employees may choose to give to the United Way, to MaineShare, or to both, and may designate gifts in support of specific agencies (or exclude specific agencies). You may give a direct gift, or utilize the payroll deduction option.

Even a small amount per pay period can result in substantial assistance for a considerable number of people.

Local needs are stronger now more than ever. Think globally, act locally!

On Wednesday, October 10, from 4-5 p.m., in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, representatives from the United Way and MaineShare will be present to answer any questions you may have about the campaign, their organizations, and the agencies they support. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.bowdoin.edu/uwms/ or call one of the campus co-chairs: Larry Simon in Philosophy (x3720), Nancy Russell in the Controller's Office (x3936), or Gerlinde Rickel in Philosophy (x3217).

Thank you!

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