SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Greetings from the United Way of Southwestern Oregon! We are Anna Steel and Pam Cottrell, your Campaign Chairs for the 2016 United Way 55th Anniversary Campaign. We would like to invite you to participate in our campaign, to “Give where you Live.”
Many times, businesses and local citizens would like to make financial contributions to groups that do “good” in their local area, but cannot because they don’t know what organizations exist. Meanwhile, numerous non-profit organizations throughout Coos and Curry Counties that rely heavily or even entirely on donations are not large enough to support their own fundraising programs. Since 1961, United Way of Southwestern Oregon has worked to pair these groups with one another, acting as a conduit through which much-needed funding can get from willing donors to worthy agencies.
We are writing to ask you for a contribution to our 55th Anniversary campaign. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to meet the financial needs of our 21 member agencies—agencies like The Kid’s HOPE Center, which provides child abuse intervention services to local children and awareness training to our community each year. That money comes from donations from people like you and are distributed to community agencies applying each year for support. Please see the enclosed brochure for information about our agencies currently receiving funds through United Way. Pledge today to make a difference in our community. Here is how you can help.
Payroll Deduction and Corporate Match-Start an Employee Giving Program in your workplace. Arrange for a United Way representative to give a short presentation about how your contributions impact our community. Invite each employee to complete an Employee Giving Pledge Form and offer a Corporate Match. You can authorize a payroll deduction on a pay period basis and have it submitted monthly to United Way of Southwestern Oregon.
Online Payment/Personal Check-Set up a recurring payment through your bank’s bill payment system or a send check to: United Way of Southwestern Oregon, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Through our Website: You can set up a one-time or recurring payment using PayPal, VISA or MasterCard accounts. Go to https://unitedwayswo.org/give/
Thank you for your time, and thank you for your meaningful contribution to local agencies that do good.
Sincerely, on behalf of United Way of Southwestern Oregon,
Anna Steel Pam Cottrell
Campaign Co-Chair Campaign Co-Chair