FAIR SHARE
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FAIR SHARE CHALLENGE

What exactly is it?

United Way of Wayne County BELIEVES that CONNECTED we can improve lives here in our community if we all INVEST to impact people's futures and CHANGE lives for generations. 

Investing in our community through United Way of Wayne County is even more rewarding.  To show our appreciation, United Way of Wayne County is offering you this chance to win a $10,000 Cash Prize. This prize is donated by an anonymous donor specifically intended for our Fair Share giveaway and is separate from our Community Campaign funds. 

 

To enter, simply pledge your Fair Share (one hours pay or .6% for salary) per month for 12 months, you can enter our $10,000 drawing to be held at our Campaign Finale event on December 2nd. (2021 Campaign Closed)

 

For more details, contact info@unitedwayne.org

2021 FINALE EVENT

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The United Way of Wayne County, Board of Directors hosted the 2021 Annual Campaign Finale recognizing Fair Share investors and Educators.

 

The annual event serves to recognize the Fair Share investors and give-a-way a $10,000.00 prize. For the last three years, an anonymous donor has gifted United Way of Wayne County with $10,000.00, separate from the community campaign, with the intent to encourage and recognize Fair Share investors.  This year, 50 semi-finalists were randomly selected from hundreds investing their Fair Share with United Way of Wayne County. On November 19th, LIVE on WGBR, 20 finalists were selected from the 50 semi-finalists.  And Thursday, December 2nd at 5:30pm, all 20 finalists showed up with anticipation of winning $10,000.00.

 

Bethany Perry, United Way of Wayne County’s 2021 Campaign Chair emceed the event taking the opportunity to thank the organizations that hold employee campaigns, the investors that support the programs, the Community Partners that execute these impactful programs and the volunteers that make it all come together. “I’m excited to share with you that we are at 76% of our goal to raise $850,000.00 to impact the lives of 17,000 Wayne County residents,” she said.  “We still have work to do before wrapping up at the end of the year, so please support United Way’s 2021 Community Campaign.” 

 

The evening is always so exciting, but also full of nerves and tension as we make all efforts to create every opportunity for a random win” said Executive Director, Sherry Archibald.

With 20 envelopes, each holding a key, all finalists chose one of the unmarked envelopes and proceeded, in no specific order, to come forward to attempt to open the lock full of monopoly money. “We never know how long this process can draw out, but this year our second finalists had the key that opened the pad lock on the golden barrel,” said Sherry Archibald, United Way of Wayne County’s Executive Director.

 

Wendy Jones, Bookkeeper for Brogden Primary School, had a look of surprise as she turned the key and heard the lock open. After a few squeals and tears, Jones shared “My dad has been sick and in need of hospice care, this will help to make that happen.”  Following the event, she added “It was an amazing experience! I can't thank you enough for the great evening.  The food was amazing, and I can't believe I just won $10,000! Thank you all for what you do for our community.  Giving back is truly a blessing for those who do it.”

 

Ms. Archibald thanked Ms Jones and the members in audience for their support to the community through the United Way.

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Wendy Jones with Campaign Chair, Bethany Perry

United Way of Wayne County also recognized the five Wayne County Public School Education Grant recipients. To enter the drawing, hundreds of educators invested their Fair Share of one hour pay per month to United Way of Wayne County.

 

We congratulated the following staff and schools for the random selection winning a $500.00 Classroom grant:

  1. Dionne Johnson:  Goldsboro High School (photo below)

  2. Alana Moore:  Carver Heights Elementary School (photo below)

  3. Myrka Flores-Sanchez:  Wayne Early Middle College High School

  4. Teresa Hall:  Brogden Primary School (photo below)

  5. Monica Tobe:  Carver Elementary School (photo below)

 

And chosen from a list of school with a $30.00 per capita of investment, winning the $5,000.00 Education School grant, was Carver Heights Elementary.  Winter Goodson, Principal of Carver Heights Elementary School accepted the grant and plans to meet with her team next week to discuss a strategy that will best serve their students. 

 

Event Photos Below

Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High
Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High

Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High

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Alana Moore, Winter Goodson - Carver Heights Elementary
Alana Moore, Winter Goodson - Carver Heights Elementary

Alana Moore, Winter Goodson - Carver Heights Elementary

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Sharon Rogers, Teresa Hall - Brogden Primary
Sharon Rogers, Teresa Hall - Brogden Primary

Sharon Rogers, Teresa Hall - Brogden Primary

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Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High
Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High

Mr. Winbush, Dionne Johnson - Goldsboro High

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The United Way of Wayne County’s mission is to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our community. The United Way accomplishes this mission by providing grants to organizations that focus on financial stability, health and wellness and basic needs. They also provide grants for emerging issues such as natural disasters and the opioid crisis. Currently the United Way funds 20 programs through 14 agencies in Wayne County, including: American Red Cross, Literacy Connections, Wayne Uplift, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Partnership for Children, Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County, Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, Wayne Pregnancy Center, Rones Chapel Community Center, The Salvation Army, Communities Supporting Schools, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, and WAGES.

 

 

The United Way also works to connect businesses and individuals with volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in serving our community or donating to the United Way, please call 919-735-3591.

Congratulations Wayne County Public Schools for having the Winner of the Fair Share Challenge Drawing!

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