As we read in the newspapers and see on the news, it's clear we are living in uncertain times. We are fortunate that in such times we can count on the services provided to our community by the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula.
Contributions to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula go a long way to providing critical services to those in need in our community, from basic necessities like food and shelter to services like after-school programs, affordable daycare, transportation for the elderly, and job training for the disabled.
Jefferson Lab can show its sincere support to the City of Newport News by contributing generously to the local United Way fund campaign. The City has been very kind to the Lab over the years, providing everything from free emergency services, to building and leasing-back to us at-cost, space in the Applied Research Center Building to enthusiastic support for the Lab's scientific endeavors. Contributing to the campaign is one important way we can give back to the community that has been so generous to us.
JLab's United Way campaign kicks-off Monday, October 2, 2006 with the distribution of pledge cards. This year, the Lab staff will be divided into competing teams (see attached). As an incentive, a prize will be given to each of the team members of teams that reach 100% pledge participation, regardless of the amount.
To conclude our pledge campaign, a fundraiser picnic and raffle is planned for October 6, 2006 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold to raise additional money for the United Way. The food is being generously donated by our Quark Café contractor, Eurest. Lab senior management will be cooking and serving the food. Quark Café will remain open. I-Pod raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00 as well. Please join us in the fun while raising money for the United Way.
If you haven't contributed to the United Way in the past, please make this the year you start, and join me in giving to The United Way.
Submitted: Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 3:00pm