Recently, I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Adair County. Since this was an opportunity to give back to the community, I didn't give it much thought and jumped on board.
It is important to me that a non-profit organization be very efficient with their funds. If I am to advocate for an organization and raise money for them, I need to be able to tell the people that I will eventually ask for support that almost all of their money will be going toward a cause and a very small percentage toward costs. I was proud to find the United Way on this list of charity all stars.
One of our fundraising events is going on right now as we try and sell chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. If you don't already give to the United Way and would like to make a one-time donation, this is a great chance.
Donations are currently set at $11 and $16. Since I would also like to give to the United Way, and I find these prices a little weird, I will give $1 for everyone that will donate either $10 or $15.
Post a comment on the blog or the Facebook post with "Count me in for $10/$15 on the 13th/14th" depending on the day you would like your half dozen or dozen of chocolate covered strawberries delivered.
Thanks for helping me have a good start in my new position on the board!
You can also order online.