On Friday, The United Way of Knox County hosted their Annual Meeting. It was a time of celebration of a successful 2022 Campaign.
WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart spoke with Executive Director, Kelly Brenneman. She shared her thoughts on the 2022 Campaign. The anticipated total for 2022 will be close to $1.1 million dollars!
Kelly also talked about her upcoming retirement and shared her heartfelt thanks to the incredibly generous Knox County residents.
Click HERE to hear from Kelly.
Marcy also talked with Halle Krajenski, United Way Program Director. The United Way funds support many agencies and organizations in our community. All recipients fall into 3 pillars: Education, Financial Stability and Health.
Halle broke down the funds given to each pillar and shared some powerful examples of how United Way dollars are directly impacting families in our community.
Click HERE to hear from Halle.
Education: In 2022 United Way invested $136,000 in 7 Education Programs with 6 Partner Agencies
Financial: In 2022 United Way invested $176,300 in 6 Financial Stability Programs with 6 Partner Agencies
Health: In 2022 United Way invested $344,100 in 13 Health Programs
Halle also shared exciting news about Women United. This is an affinity group of the United Way. It is composed of women who are passionate about offering their time, talent, and treasure to improve the loves of others throughout Knox County.
Over $120,00 was raised for programs supporting women and children in Knox County was raised at the 2022 Power of the Purse event! Halle shared some exciting news about the Women United Grants including the NEW Champions in the Classroom Grants given out in 2022. You can find out more about Women in United HERE.
Halle also shared an exciting report about another United Way Program – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. When 2022 wrapped up, Knox County had reached 58% of children receiving FREE books! The program was started by Dolly Parton, to give children reading and literacy skills. Click HERE to find out more and get signed up to receive books.
Halle also shared details about the United Way’s Tax Assistance program and how it helps families. She talks about how the program works and how they’ve saved filers $93,000 in filing fees. Click HERE to find out more about this fantastic program!
To find out more about the United Way of Knox County, to volunteer, to give or to see their 2022 Annual Report – click HERE for a direct link to their website.
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