Not your average run. Not your average cause.
Fuel it forward for United Way at Cliff’s Pumps United
United Way held our annual Day of Thanks on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This year we said, “Our community is oh so lucky to have supporters like you!” to individuals and organizations, thanking them for their overall dedication to bettering our community by supporting United Way’s annual campaign.
On Day of Thanks, United Way staff, board of directors, and volunteers put fundraising efforts on pause to participate in a multi-pronged push to say “thank you” to as many people as possible with phone calls, emails, postcards, and personal visits to organizations involved in 2017 workplace campaigns.
The sixth annual Live United Hockey Night was held Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in support of United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area. The evening’s action-packed men’s hockey game featured the Utica College Pioneers and visiting Manhattanville College Valiants.
Live United Hockey Night celebrates United Way’s mission of promoting individual well being, strengthening families, and improving the quality of lives in the Valley and Greater Utica Area – in a fun, community environment. Utica College fans spotted wearing Live United shirts had the chance to participate in games and win prizes.
This year on NY Gives Day, United Way added a volunteer component to further impact our community. Volunteers from Utica College, Notre Dame Schools, Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Utica National Insurance Group, Assist2Sell, First Source Federal Credit Union, Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, The Hartford, First Choice Group CNY, and The Bank of NY Mellon assembled holiday baskets to be gifted to veterans and their families at the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, and painted at Thea Bowman House’s St.