United Way Campaigns Wind Down at ECA Schools, Fun and Sharing Continue
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009
As the various schools under the umbrella of Education Corporation of America wind down the first-ever "The ECA way...the United Way" campaigns, several of the locations continue with fun events to encourage staff and faculty to share with those who need it most. Several campuses will continue their drives through the end of the month, then prize drawings will be held for those eligible and a winner of the coveted President's Cup will be declared. Prizes include Talladega race tickets, Apple computers, smart phones, and more. Employees may visit the corporate web portal for details, a list of prizes, and to see the company United Way video. Details of the President's Cup competition between company divisions is there also.
Over the past week, Virginia College's Tampa online program facility raised $484.00 for the United Way. A large portion of the donation came from the Military Student Center where a silent auction raised money and created excitement. The big ticket item in the auction was a pair of Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets, donated by Campus President Glenn Robinson (see photo).
This week's donation brings the location's running total to $3,181.48! They are also continuing to encourage everyone to get rid of their loose change in the donation jar and will continue to have casual days for $1.
At Virginia College in Huntsville, Alabama, t-shirts provided by the local United Way agency are being sold for $5, along with a "license" to wear the shirt with jeans for one day. Or, for $25, the purchaser can wear it with jeans for a total of 10 days.
Campus President Jim Foster says, "I didn't think we would have many buyers at the $25 level, but the demand has been tremendous."
Many locations have already submitted sealed pledge forms and a tally of how each division is shaping up against goals will be available on the company's internal web portal soon.