The 2015 United Way campaign has recently been launched in the Sedalia-Pettis County community. “United Impact” is this year’s theme, encouraging Central Missourians to go beyond raising money. Their goal is to have the community give their time by participating in upcoming events such as the “Day of Caring” to be held on October 10th.
The United Way of Pettis County supports twenty different agencies that fulfill needs in our wonderful community. Campaign Chair Deanna Clark, a social worker in Sedalia school district 200, told those in a kick-off campaign luncheon that the goal is to raise $505,696 for the year 2015. There is a reason for these very specific numbers!
According to the Sedalia Democrat, Clark revealed the campaign goal one number at a time by reading statistics to the crowd at a recent luncheon, flipping over another digit every time a number was mentioned. Some of the statistics included:
- The number six represents the 652 days that children from our county stayed at Children’s Mercy Hospital last year.
- One out of five school-aged children in Pettis County is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri.
- The other number six represents the 68 percent of children that qualify for free and reduced lunch in our area and the nine stands for the number of schools that are in the “buddy pack” program.
Clark says that this number is not much higher than last year’s goal. “It really does take all of Pettis County to make sure our kids are in school or that we’re all doing what we can to raise the median income,” Clark said. “There isn’t an area that’s untouched within our community; it’s going to take all of us to make this goal, the $505,696, to support that.”
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