Giving Big to United Way

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Rachel Phelps and Alyssa Thompson tabulate the United Way donations received by staff of Vicksburg Community Schools.

The Vicksburg Community Schools United Way campaign has exceeded its goal for the second year in a row. Alyssa Thompson and Rachel Phelps of the Community Education department headed the information and solicitation for the schools. They are proud to report great success with staff giving at an even higher level than before with 120 making donations totaling $11,263.

All of the funds for the Vicksburg United Way will stay in the community to be used by local agencies in need, according to Fawn Callen who heads up the allocation committee.

Of more than $6.56 million the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region of United Way has invested in 125 programs during 2017, $1.8 million was being targeted at education, $1.37 million was aimed at improving incomes, $1.47 million was focused at improving health and $1.9 million was set to help satisfy the basic needs of families and individuals.

The Vicksburg United Way contingent will wrap up its campaign in early January.

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