Faculty and staff at El Paso Community College are invited to make a differnece through donations to United Way.
President William Serrata making his donation to United Way.
El Paso Community College president, William Serrata, is also a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of El Paso.
Serrata released a memo where he invites faculty and staff to donate to United Way throughout the month of February.
EPCC’s official page informed that during 2010 and 2011 donations were seven times higher than the previous years.
Between 2010, 2011 and 2012, $40,317.79 were donated to United Way from EPCC’s six campuses and the Administrative Service Center.
The United Way El Paso County official page, shows information about the El Paso organization, the accomplishment of the organization, and different ways people can contribute.
Jim Heiney, marketing specialist at El Paso Community College, and coordinator of the United Way campaign for four years now, encourages faculty to give and become involved with the effect.
¨Commmunity is our middle name and is always good for people at the college, the staff and faculty to be a part of our community and this is one way that they can help out,¨ Heiney said.
For more than 15 years, EPCC has been inviting faculty, staff and students to donate to the organization.
As people donate, they decide where their money is going, whether an organization, an impact area or they can let United Way decide.
United Way is a non-profit organization focused on the needs of worldwide communities, facing issues such as health, education and financial stability.
It is named the largest privately-funded charitable organization in the world with an outcome of $5 billion collected annually.
United Way believes that every child can enter school and graduate, that all families should be stable and healthy, and that all individuals should have a self-sufficiency economy.
Through leadership development, parent engagement, mental health services, domestic violence shelter, education, and financial education, United Way helps diminish the issues that affect the community.
A privately-funded organization that has helped the society grow with nearly 1,800 local United Ways locations around the world.
This makes it the largest non-profit organization in the world with 40 countries and territories engaging in it.
Between employers, non-profit organizations, government, educators and community leaders they gathered 2.8 million volunteers and 9.8 million donors across the world that are contributing to make a change in the society.
Faculty and staff donate through payroll deduction, which is automatically reduced from their paycheck and sent to the United Way account.
Students at EPCC can also donate or volunteer through United Way official website.
Through donations or volunteer work, people can support and help diminish the issues that the community faces.