United Way logo (long for banner picture)

United Way Update – November 12 – Last Week of the Fundraising Drive

United Way logo (long for banner picture)

November 12, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s fundraiser for the United Way of North Central Florida is entering the final week. All proceeds raised during this period go to benefit the people in our community needing support in education, health and financial stability.

If you have not already done so, you can fill in an online form for payroll deductions. If you have already completed the paper form sent to all SF employees last month, you will not need to complete the online form. If you have submitted your payroll deduction online or do not wish to submit the paper forms, please return the United Way paper forms to Doug Bagby in campus mail to Building S, Room 136.

These payroll deductions will last for the entire 2020 year, beginning with the paycheck you receive Jan. 15, 2020. 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.

As the college has done in years past, there will also be an opportunity to win a Solano Scooter, this year valued at $1700. The scooter is currently at the SF Library and there is a bid sheet with the scooter. Currently, the highest bid is $800, and all bids must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m.

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 for your Penny Wars update – it looks like the staff currently leads the students. Because coins add to a team’s score and paper money takes away from their score, the staff, as of Friday, were at a +$12.96, while students were at a -$6.89. This will be the final week of collecting money in Penny Wars.

SF students are represented by Student Body President Kate Santacruz, while staff are represented by associate director of Student Life Doug Bagby. Should that score hold for the rest of the week, it will be Student Body President Santacruz getting a pie in the face later this month.

Please continue to support the United Way of North Central Florida through payroll deductions, scooter bids, rounding up your bill or Penny Wars.