United Way Appeal at JLab Kicks off with Oct. 2 Picnic, Raffle Ticket Sales

The United Way annual fundraising campaign at Jefferson Lab will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 2, with the lab’s United Way Picnic and Raffle. The lab's goal for this month-long appeal is 100 percent participation by staff. A pledge or donation through the United Way is a great way to give back to our community, to help make our community a better place and to say "thank you" for the support this region has given to the lab over the years.

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula partners with local businesses, municipalities, individuals and other non-profits in a community-wide fundraising campaign that provides necessary resources to programs that address a broad range of community needs. Donations and pledges help fund programs that target everything from basic needs like food and shelter, to crisis and emergency response, after-school programs, affordable daycare, transportation for the elderly, job training for the disabled and much more.

Here is the United Way pledge form pdf. Hard copy forms will be available beginning on Oct. 1 at the reception desks at the Support Service Center, Bldg. 28, and CEBAF Center, Bldg. 12, and may be picked up at the United Way Raffle ticket sales table in the CEBAF Center lobby daily during lunch time starting on Oct. 2. Please send or deliver completed forms to Joshua Cameron, Human Resources, in CEBAF Center, Room B214, Mail Stop 12-B, by Friday, Nov. 1. Direct questions to Joshua Cameron at jcameron@jlab.org, or ext. 7628.

Jefferson Lab's United Way campaign will get underway with the traditional United Way Picnic and Raffle, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in CEBAF Center. All members of the lab community are invited to participate. All picnic food and beverage items will be $1 each; the menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, assorted chips, assorted canned soda and bottled water. Additional food and beverage items will be available for regular purchase in the cafeteria.

Raffle ticket sales for three iPad minis will begin at that time and will run through the end of lunch time on Oct. 29. Tickets will be available for $1 each and may be purchased at the table in the CEBAF Center lobby, from 12–1 p.m. on workdays.

The winning ticket for each iPad mini will be drawn during the Jefferson Lab Activities Group Tailgate picnic scheduled for Oct. 29. Winners need not be present to win and will have until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, to claim their prize. One iPad win per person.

All money collected from the picnic and the raffle will go to the United Way. More information about the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is available online at: http://www.uwvp.org/.

Thank you for your support.
Mike Dallas
Chief Operating Officer