United Way Launches Annual Campaign
For more than 95 years, Butler County United Way has been creating a brighter future for those less fortunate in our community. By focusing on community outreach and positive impact through their mission of connecting and mobilizing resources, Butler County United Way is creating long-term solutions for individuals and families, ranging from education to financial stability and healthy living. They serve the communities of Liberty Township, West Chester, Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross.
Butler County United Way has been busy planning for the 2017-2018 campaign. According to Pam Cottle, Director of Marketing and Communications at Butler County United Way, the upcoming campaign will make a significant impact on our local community.
“Butler County United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: education, financial stability and health. Our ‘campaign’ is really a year-round process that allows donors to pledge funds toward one of these three pillars,” Cottle says. “We do not fund agencies, but support programs provided by partner agencies across Butler County in these three areas of focus.”
Throughout the year, Butler County United Way partners with organizations that not only share their values and goals, but also maintain stable leadership and are dedicated to making a difference in the community. These services vary from life and counseling services offered by Lifespan to after school programs provided by Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.
A Butler County United Way community partner agency, Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty is focused on core programs that include character and leadership development, education and career development, the arts, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. Their goal is to offer programs and services that will engage a wide variety of youth in a way that will help develop them into responsible adults who give back to their community.
“Breaking the cycle of at-risk youth begins with providing positive role models,” says Krystal Tipton, Director of Community Impact for Butler County United Way. “It takes a caring community to help raise awareness to further develop and positively impact youth.
There are many ways to get involved with Butler County United Way. If you are interested in volunteering, Tipton suggests beginning with Community Building Block events. These events are available quarterly and focus on each of Butler County United Way’s buildings blocks of income, financial stability and health. Volunteers in the past have worked with a variety of local partner agencies such as the American Red Cross, The Father’s House and Edge Teen Center.
Butler County United Way invites you to “Give, Advocate, or Volunteer” and join them in envisioning a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives. Additional information regarding the upcoming Community Campaign Kickoff Event, Building Block events and other ways you can become involved with Butler County United Way may be found online. BC-UnitedWay.org