UNION COUNTY — In mid-September, United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) and its corporate partner, Cintas Corporation, hosted an agency fair to demonstrate the power of its credo, “Live United.”
The agency fair was a big success, showcasing many non-profit community-based organizations in Union County that receive training, funding, and support from UWGUC.
Cintas Corporation specializes in manufacturing highly specialized services for a variety of businesses. Their products consist of identity uniform programs and other operational identity commodities for approximately 900,000 businesses in North America and Canada. In addition, to providing these products and services, Cintas is heavily involved and committed to community development and philanthropy. Worldwide, Cintas works with almost 400 charitable causes.
Locally, Cintas works with UWGUC and provides funding as well as volunteers to implement its workplace campaign. In alignment with United Way’s mission, Cintas Corporation is committed to strengthening families.
During the agency fair, Cintas employees visited each exhibit table and were able to ask specific questions about a community organization and its work. This provides potential donors an opportunity to learn how their contributions directly impact children and families, or provides an update to those employees who have contributed in the past. In addition, the agency fair is informative, fun and a day to build camaraderie among donors and “doers” involved in community service.
This is Cintas’ inaugural year working with UWGUC and the workplace campaign provided an excellent opportunity for Cintas employees to participate in team building exercises to strengthen co-worker relationships, make payroll-deductible contributions, or volunteer in United Way programs, such as its highly successful Stuff-the-Bus backpack and school supply give-away campaign. Not only did they host the agency fair, many Cintas employees were encouraged to volunteer for a week to help with the Stuff-the-Bus campaign.
For example, UWGUC is especially grateful to Jaclyn Joaquin, Senior Human Resources Manager at Cintas, who organized the agency fair and promoted it among its employees. The agency fair is just one of many ways employees get involved in UWGUC charitable causes.
“Cintas has been one of our biggest supporters and an agency fair is the perfect setting for our community partners to show Cintas employees how hard they work, each and every day, to strengthen families,” states James W. Horne, Jr., President/CEO, United Way of Greater Union County.
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