New Castle News

November 24, 2012

United Way hits 75 percent of goal

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The United Way campaign has reached $ 318,750 — 75 percent of the goal of $425,000.

Representatives of member agencies, board members and campaign cabinet members gathered for lunch to report on their perspective campaign areas at First Presbyterian Church.

The agency speaker for the meeting was Allisyn Wolfe, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Wolfe noted a quarter of the children in Lawrence County are living in single-parent homes.

She said agency records indicate children involved in the program in three months have increases in self confidence, school performance and showing trust.

Wolfe introduced Bobbi Manos, whose son is a participant in the program. Manos talked about the positive influence the program has had on her son.

Campaign chairman Jerry Prestopine recognized Bob Zarilla, SECA loaned labor leader, for his outstanding service in the United Way campaign. Zarilla is employed at the YDC and was released to work full time on the campaign. This program is available to any state employee who would like to volunteer his or her services to the community through the United Way.

The following totals were reported:

•$11,842 from Silgan/IPEC employees, along with a corporate gift of $1,500

•$6,500 from the SECA campaign

•$1,092 from Lawrence County courthouse employees

• $1,647 — employees of Eat n’ Park Restaurant

•$7,200 — Liberty Mutual employees

•$1,408 — Kennametal employees

•$2,428 — Jameson Hospital employees — partial report

•$1,000 — I. Samuels and Son

•$1,632 — Wal-Mart employees

•$1,066 — Mohawk employees

The final report meeting is noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

For more information or to make a contribution contact the United Way of Lawrence County, 223 N. Mercer St. by calling (724) 658-8528, emailing unitedway@comcast.net or visiting www.uwlawcty.org.