Staff and OPEIU Local 2 members at AFGE and IBEW really stepped up their efforts this year to help local needy families during the Community Services Agency's Holiday Basket Project. "This is really terrific and helps CSA promote the Holiday Basket Project and our other programs," said a grateful Sonte' DuCote, CSA's Assistant Executive Director. The AFGE/OPEIU 2 efforts raised over $4,000 in funds, gifts and gift cards for their two adopted families, and also included a brief video about the program. The IBEW activities included adopting a family which has faced long-term job loss, and collected over $400 worth of food, funds, toys and other presents and gift cards. "We love working with CSA on this project, and we challenge more national unions to run United Way campaigns as well participate in CSA’s Holiday Basket Project next year!" said IBEW's Rachel Bryan. The IBEW raised over $53,660 for United Way this year.
photo: IBEW United Way Campaign Committee 2017: Anna Jerry, Denise Johnson, Rachel Bryan, Jackie Lewis and Suzanne Finn