At American Fidelity, we wrapped up our United Way campaign exceeding our donation goal of $485,000. This year, we want to make sure our Colleagues continue to think about the United Way and the agencies that help our local community. To do this, we’ve started United Way Awareness Days on the second Friday of each month. Our Colleagues are able to wear any United Way or United Way-sponsored T-shirt and an agency is featured on our intranet that day. To raise a little extra money for our campaign, we sold American Fidelity United Way T-shirts to our Colleagues and all proceeds went toward the campaign. Our first awareness day was last Friday, and the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled was featured. The organization provides transportation, food and other care for disabled adults. Daily services including transportation, nutrition and activities are offered for just $45, and financial assistance is available for those who need it. What United Way agencies would you like to learn more about? Let us know in the comments. It might turn up on our next awareness day!
Our United Way campaign officially kicked off last Thursday and will run through Aug. 7. Prior to the start of the campaign, our Colleagues participated in the Pacesetter Games and went on early bird agency tours. Last week we held our agency fair. Various United Way agencies set up at AFA and Colleagues had the opportunity to go to each booth to learn more about them. See what agencies we had a chance to learn about.
- Neighborhood Services Organization
- Circle of Care
- A Chance to Change
- Upward Transitions
- Campfire USA
- Daily Living Centers
- Variety Care
- American Lung Association
- Positive Tomorrows
- American Red Cross
- Mental Health Association of Oklahoma
- Legal Aid
- American Heart Association
- Health Alliance
- Skyline Urban Ministries
- Catholic Charities
- Areawide Aging
- Calm Waters
- Community Literacy Center
- Dale Rogers Training Center
- Family Builders
- Girl Scouts
- Integris Hospice
- New View
- Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
- Salvation Army
- Sunbeam Family Services
This week Colleagues have the chance to go on agency tours at Sunbeam Family Services, Senior Shelter, Foundation for the Disabled, Citizens Caring for Children and the YWCA Shelter. Would you like to work for a Company that supports local community organizations? Check out our Home Office job openings in OKC and our field sales positions. Apply today or share our open positions with your friends.
- Colleagues from the Information Systems Division hosted a bake sale and then a donation drive. They raised $1,000 and donated it to City Rescue Mission just before Thanksgiving. The organization provides food and shelter for the homeless in Oklahoma City.
- The Oklahoma City office of American Public Life collected supplies for the OK Kids Korral, an organization that provides lodging and support for families whose children are receiving cancer treatments at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.
- The Strategic Development Division is hosting a food drive to benefit the Youth Services of Oklahoma County’s SKIL program. Supporting Kids in Independent Living supports high school students living on their own. The food drive will help fill their pantry so the teens have plenty to eat during the holidays when school is out. Representatives from the division will deliver donations on Monday.
- Worksite Group Colleagues created an Angel Tree in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Colleagues purchased gifts for families who otherwise may not have had a very merry Christmas.
|Jan. 30||Colleague Relief Fund|
|Feb. 27||The Children's Center Rehabilitation Center|
|March 27||CASA of Oklahoma County|
|April 24||Ally's House|
|May 29||No Boundaries International|
|June 26||Buchanan School Supply Drive|
|July 31||Angels Foster Care Oklahoma|
|Aug. 28||Friends of the Shelter Foundation|
- Tonya Lynn Boyle, fifth-grade teacher from H. Cecil Rhoades Elementary in the Broken Arrow Public Schools
- Cynthia Brown, English and humanities teacher from Piedmont High School
- Roger Clement, science teacher from Noble High School
- Amber L. Elder, first- and second-grade teacher at James L. Dennis Elementary in Putnam City Schools
- Adam Forester, science teacher for Bethany High School
- Monica Hodgden, pre-kindergarten teacher at Woodward Early Childhood Center
- James LeGrand, history teacher at Altus High School
- Jennifer Luttmer, second-grade teacher at Liberty Elementary in the Sallisaw Public Schools
- Romney Nesbitt, art teacher for Jenks West Intermediate School
- Diane Walker, history and government teacher for Muskogee High School
- LeaAnn J. Wyrick, geography teacher for McCall Middle School in Atoka