Thank you Swire Coca-Cola!

by Shannon Harmon

Resource Development Executive

A big thanks to Swire Coca-Cola for a great 2011-2012 campaign!  We appreciate the participation of all their employees that contributed to making the employee workplace campaign as success!

We also appreciate Kurt Micka, Executive Director of Utah Partners for Health.  Kurt spoke to the Swire Coca-Cola employees and told the story of mobile medical clinic which offers medical care to members of the community who are under-insured or not insured at all .   We also heard from Sgt. Sweeten of the South Salt Lake Police Department.  He was invited to speak to the employees to describe that partnership between the City of South Salt Lake and United Way.  Both of these guest speakers did an excellent job!

Between guest speakers, several special events including a silent auction and basketball brackets, there was something for everyone.  Overall, the committee planning the campaign and all the employees successfully raised more than they did last year!

THANK YOU Swire Coca-Cola for matching employee donations and for being a part of our Cornerstone Partners program.  You help United Way change the odds for thousands of children and families in our community.  We couldn’t do this without you!

Coca-Cola and Kearns: Great Combo for Kids

Last week employees from Swire Coca-Cola took a tour of the Community Learning Center at Kearns Junior High.  The tour is a part of Swire Coca-Cola’s 2011 month long workplace giving campaign.  Following a discussion on education during which guests discussed, among other things,  United Way’s role in the CLC initiative and the issues many of the low-income families in Kearns face guests were taken around the KJH campus.  During the tour guests were able to see the myriad programs offered to parents and students at KJH.  They witnessed a parent group as well as the facilities for adult ESL, GED, and computer literacy classes.  Guests also were able to view the “Chill Room” where the CLC holds the after-school program and recreation programs for KJH students.  A huge thank you to all those at Swire Coca-Cola for their continued support to make our community a better place for all of us! If you are interested in seeing any of the CLC or Welcome Center sites in person please contact Brian Guyer at brian@uw.org or 801-736-7715.

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