Early Learning highlighted at United Way Campaign Kickoff
At United Way of Skagit County’s Campaign Kickoff on Friday September 11th Executive Director Debra Lancaster highlighted the key building blocks for our community’s success: Education, Income and Health. In a sign of significant progress towards aligning community efforts towards the common goal of creating positive sustainable change in people’s lives, Lancaster spoke about the importance of recently hiring an Early Learning Coordinator for Skagit County.
“Having an Early Learning Coordinator is critical to making sure we work together toward the same goals, with the same metrics across programs,” said Lancaster. “That way, we ensure we are making intended progress. We need to make sure that funds are being focused in a way that is both meaningful to donors and has the most impact.”
At the Campaign Kickoff, Shell and Puget Sound Refinery employees pledged to raise $130,000 this campaign year to support the United Way’s efforts.
“The support of Shell PSR employees is so meaningful, as they help United Way through critical financial donations and their focus on the community,” said Philip Prud’homme, Resource Development Manager with the United Way of Skagit County. “They allow us the ability to keep focus on what’s most important which is meeting needs and creating sustainable positive change that people want to see. We all win when we’re all in!”