United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
Wells Fargo team members volunteered on January 30th, and this fun group assembled 500 School Readiness Backpacks in two hours! They were led by District Manager Jorge Perez who was instrumental in this year's fundraising campaign as well. Jorge invited Rusty to share information about United Way of the Wine Country during a manager's huddle conference call in fall of 2018. By connecting us with this group of managers, Jorge equipped the managers with more information to encourage their personal support and for the managers to share with their teams.
We have already delivered 100 of these backpacks to Community Action Partnership for distribution to the parents and caregivers of pre-K children to help them prepare their child for kindergarten. Overall, we will distribute 4,800 backpacks this year through community partners.