“Meaningful community solutions require more than money, programs or policies. The kind of real and lasting change that benefits everyone is only possible when people from all walks of life are willing to roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is most needed.”*
For many, the season of St. Valentine’s Day is a time to take stock and express appreciation for those around you. In that spirit, Berkshire United Way has established a tradition of expressing our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers, known as Employee Campaign Coordinators, who lead our Workplace Campaigns. Over $1 million is raised here in the Berkshires through more than 170 campaigns at businesses and organizations throughout the county – that’s over 50% of our total investment in the community.
Employee Campaign Coordinators volunteered more than 800 hours this fall supporting Berkshire United Way by sharing our message and organizing special fundraisers and events to bring awareness to our Workplace Campaigns. As a token of our appreciation, every Employee Campaign Coordinator received a ‘valentine’ last week and Berkshire United Way staff members visited more than 30 Employee Campaign Coordinators to deliver homemade cookies, made by Berkshire United Way staff, along with our heartfelt thanks for their tremendous effort in building a stronger community.
|Development Manager, Duffy Judge, delivers cookies and thanks to Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Employee Campaign Coordinator, Sandy Girard.|
If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities in support of creating lasting change here in the Berkshires, please call me at 413-442-6948, ext. 12, or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!
*United Way Worldwide website