Ann Arbor Office Raises Over 16K for United Way
The United Way serves 45 countries and territories around the world through their network of almost 1800 community based chapters.
Over the course of one week in November, the Ann Arbor Thomson Reuters office raised just over $16,000 for the United Way of Washtenaw County with their annual United Way fundraiser.
Over $11,000 was donated through the United Way’s secure online pledge page and an additional $5000 was collected throughout the week during various fundraising activities. A “Team Spirit Pocket Change War” encouraged employees on each floor to empty their pockets in donation to the United Way, but also in support of their favorite local sports team. Employees could opt to shop or drop at the second annual “Second Chance Sale” where second hand goods were donated for purchase, with all proceeds from the sale going to the fundraiser. And a pizza lunch fundraiser gave many a much need break from TV dinners and PB & J, while the 1.8 mile Fun Run gave participants a chance to enjoy a walk around the office campus, as well as Michigan’s first snow of the season. To cap off the fundraiser, staff were given a chance to wear jeans on two separate occasions for a small donation.
The $16,046 raised during Ann Arbor’s fundraising event will help the United Way of Washtenaw County as they strive to help those in need this holiday season and all year long.