WAVE 3 Guest Editorial - Oct. 13, 2011: Get Your Give On

By Joe Tolan
Metro United Way

Hello. I'm Joe Tolan, president and CEO of your Metro United Way and this year we're asking you to get your give on!

When you give to your Metro United Way, you improve lives today by providing a network of programs and services that feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, offer protection from abuse and ensure the safety of the elderly.

Last year alone we helped over 85,000 people meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and other necessities.

When you give to your Metro United Way, you improve lives tomorrow by supporting educational attainment through giving our youth the support they need to succeed in school. You help prepare our children for kindergarten success and ensure that more of our youth graduate high school on time prepared for college, work and life.

Together, we can make a big impact on our community – now and in the future.

Since our Community Campaign Kicked off in September, you've raised almost $14 million to make our community a better place. Thank you. If you haven't given yet, there's still time. Our campaign wraps up on November 30, and I hope you'll join our efforts to bring positive lasting change to our community today by choosing to.

Give, advocate, volunteer. Let's live united.

For more information, please visit us at www.metrounitedway.org.

Thank you.

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