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School district employees' donations to United Way top $1 million
Posted 11/7/19

Bulloch County Schools  is the United Way of Southeast Georgia's largest local contributor thanks to the generosity of its faculty and staff who have donated more than $1.1 million to the charitable organization since 2001. Employee donations of $83,405 this year, which were the second largest amount in 20 years, brought the total contributions to $1,191,897.79, and met more than 20 percent of United Way's 2019 Campaign goal of $375,000. According to United Way, 415 of the school district’s employees made donations this year.  

 

In 2001, the school district’s employees donated $34,528.33, but those values began to double in 2009, when a new Blue Jean Fridays incentive program was started by the former superintendent of schools, Lewis Holloway.  Since that time annual collections have ranged from $68,000 to more than $83,000 annually. 

 

United Way ensures that 100 percent of donations remain in Bulloch County to assist 19 member agencies, the majority of which directly impact school children and their families. Last year the United Way of Southeast Georgia helped provide over 33,000 services to Bulloch County residents.  

 

Bulloch County Schools' campaign is one of 50 workplace campaigns conducted by United Way. Phillip Tremble, a human resources director for the school district, serves on the local board of directors for United Way and helps lead the internal campaign. If your business is interested in conducting a workplace campaign, contact 912.489.8475 or email Carey Melton at cmelton@unitedwaysega.org.