SF United Way Campaign Update

United Way logo (long for banner picture)

October 28, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s annual fundraiser for the United Way of North Central Florida is underway. For the next several weeks, SF employees will have several opportunities to contribute to the United Way, and all proceeds raised stay in the community.

There is a new online payroll deductions form, and any employee who makes a contribution of at least $24 (or $1 per pay period) will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPad. Even if you do not want to make a contribution, you can enter to win the iPad by going to Cheryl Farrell’s office in Building F, Room 249 and completing an entry form. All payroll deductions will begin with your January 15, 2020 paycheck.

There is also the Solano Scooter that is up for bid. This year, it’s a bigger (and badder) scooter valued at $1700. The scooter is currently at the SF Bookstore and there is a bid sheet in the bookstore.

The SF Bookstore and Coffee 101 are also getting into the fundraising spirit by doing a round-up for United Way. Anytime you make a purchase at the bookstore or Coffee 101, you will have the opportunity to round-up your bill to the next whole dollar (a $3.77 would be rounded up to $4, a $7.45 would be rounded up to $8, etc.).

And last, but certainly not least, SF continues the tradition of Penny Wars, pitting SF students against staff. Across the Northwest Campus, there will be collection jars set up for both students and staff to contribute. The student jars will have a picture of student body president Kate Santacruz. Staff is represented by associate director of Student Life, Doug Bagby. At the end of Penny Wars, the money will be added up and the “losing” team representative will get a pie in the face, courtesy of the “winning” team. If the students end up with more points than staff, Dr. Bagby will get a pie in the face. If the staff gets more points than the students, it will be Student Body President Santacruz getting pied.

To accumulate points, you add coins to the jars, to deduct points, you add paper money to the jars.

So make a payroll deduction, round up your tab at Coffee 101, bid on that Solano scooter or participate in Penny Wars (or do several of them) and help support our local community through the United Way of North Central Florida.