New Hanover County Schools Gives Generously to United Way of the
Cape Fear Area
New Hanover County Schools recently wrapped up its annual United Way of the Cape Fear Area campaign raising nearly $39,000. This year's campaign coordinated by the Public Relations Department was the most successful in over eight years. NHCS is a strong supporter of the United Way as it directly impacts our community.
"The United Way helps fund education, economic and health programs that are offered to community members. Many community members that rely on these programs come directly from the NHCS family. It's encouraging to see our employees ban together in generosity to give to this campaign," Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley said.
The NHCS giving campaign is marked by many success stories. NHCS United Way Coordinators unified schools and departments by energizing campaigns with fun events. Hoggard and Ashley students brought laughter to the campaign with "Pie Your Teacher" fundraisers, raising more money than any other single event. Hoggard led the district in donations and more than doubled its participation rate, while Ashley led the most successful student-run campaign among all the high schools. (Photos attached.)
Middle school students and staff also played a big role in this year's success. Trask, Roland-Grise, and Williston middle schools held very successful campaigns among employees by increasing their participation and donation rates consistently the last three years. Myrtle Grove students filled buckets with change during their lunch periods raising over $100.
Among the elementary schools, Murrayville led the fundraising efforts with a donation of nearly $2,000. Bellamy, Carolina Beach, Codington, and Gregory followed very closely with strong campaigns as well. Alderman and Holly Tree had 100% participation among its teachers and staff, and College Park and Sunset Park had over 90% staff participation. The Murrayville class that raised the most was rewarded by choosing a costume for the principal and assistant principal to wear during school. (Photo attached.)
NHCS Central Office staff gave generously as well with increased pledges. Overall participation increased by more than 25% from previous years. The Transportation Department was able to raise more than $2,600, and continues to lead the departments in employee participation.
Local programs that benefit from contributions towards the United Way of the Cape Fear Area include The Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, NourishNC, Brigade Boys and Girls Club, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and many more.
For more information, please visit www.nhcs.http://www.nhcs.net/publicrelations/UnitedWay/unitedway.htm.