In the face of increasing need in the St. Louis community, Wyman staff dug deep last week, raising over $21,000 in our annual United Way campaign – a 12% increase over last year! For nearly 90 years Wyman Center has been a proud United Way member agency, and in that time the United Way of Greater St. Louis has remained a key support for the young people in Wyman programs.
At the end of the week-long campaign, Wyman staff dedicated half a day of service to fellow United Way agency, Kingdom House, dismantling their old compost system, landscaping, and helping to beautify their neighborhood park. After lunch, we took to the park for a friendly competition, allowing team members to show off multiple talents – from a sidewalk chalk challenge to kickball, with one team walking away with the Wyman Cup!
Joe Miller, Wyman’s Sr. VP and National Network General Manager (a.k.a. United Way to Go Joe), chaired this year’s campaign. “This year we set a Wyman record for fundraising and fun. It was a great day of service, lunch, and games to end an extremely successful campaign. It’s always energizing to see first hand the great work that United Way agencies do in our community, and all the good we can give back,” Miller said.
All money raised in the campaign will go to support the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ overall campaign goal of $72 million. The United Way of Greater St. Louis reaches 1 in 3 people living in Missouri and Illinois, by funding more than 170 local nonprofits and mobilizing volunteers.
View more pictures from our United Way Day on Wyman’s Facebook page.