2014 United Way Campaign

2014 United Way Campaign

Colleagues,

It's once again time to show support for our communities by donating to the annual United Way of the Virginia Peninsula campaign.  Your contributions to the United Way go a long way toward providing critical services and supplies to those in our community who are in need. After-school programs, affordable daycare, transportation for the elderly, hospice care, job training for the disabled and even food and shelter are just some of the benefits that result from your donations.

The City of Newport News also has been very kind to Jefferson Lab over the years, providing everything from free emergency response services and leasing-back at cost space in the Applied Research Center Building to enthusiastic support at the State and National levels for the Lab's scientific endeavors. A generous contribution by all of us at the Lab is one way of giving back to a community that has been so good to us, while also setting an example for others to follow.

JLab's pledge campaign kicks-off Wednesday, October 8, 2014, with our annual fund-raiser picnic scheduled 11:30am-1:30pm.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and chips will be sold to raise money for the United Way and will be served by Lab senior management.  The food is being generously donated by our Quark Cafe contractor, Eurest.  Quark Cafe will remain open for those who do not wish to participate or would prefer additional menu items.

A pledge form has been attached for your convenience.  Additional physical forms will be available at the front desks of the SSC, TED, MCC, and CEBAF Center.  All forms should be returned to Joshua Cameron in Human Resources by Monday, November 3, 2014. 

We also will sell $1 raffle tickets during the picnic and throughout the month of October for a chance to win one of three items: an Apple iPad or one of two Apple iPad Minis. All proceeds from the ticket sales, as well as any food donations, will go to the United Way. The winning tickets will be announced at the Fall Festival on October 29, 2014.

Many of your friends and family have likely been assisted by United Way over the years - mine certainly have.  Please join me, this year's fund raising chairman, in making this our biggest and best campaign ever for United Way.

Heartfelt thanks,
Mike Dallas