WKU students will participate in “Penny Wars” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 6) to benefit the United Way of Southern Kentucky. All student groups, large and small, are encouraged to decorate a “bank” and charge into battle to see who can raise the most money to help those in need during this holiday season.
Participating organizations will have “banks” set up across the WKU campus providing the opportunity for all WKU students to donate to the United Way. WKU students can put their pocket change to good use by donating it to United Way.
Group registration forms can be picked up from the Student Activities office in Cravens, room 13, and must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 3). Registration information can also be emailed to SAO@wku.edu. The winning group will receive a trophy and be recognized on the Penny Wars plaque updated annually with each year’s winner. Together, last year’s 10 participating organizations were able to raise $481.85 to benefit the United Way of Southern Kentucky.
For information about how you can participate in the United Way “Penny Wars,” contact Jessica Canada at Jessica.Canada299@topper.wku.edu.
For more information on how you can make the choice to LIVE UNITED through giving, advocating and volunteering, log on to the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com or the United Way of Kentucky website at www.uwsk.org .
United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is a local, independent, non-profit organization that works to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives in our community. United Way is focused on critical issues including poverty, literacy, personal abuse, substance abuse, youth development, senior services, and physical and developmental disabilities. Incorporated as a charitable non-profit entity in 1956, UWSK has long served a major role in the community by bringing people together to create opportunities that make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people where they live and work. The mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky is the leader in bringing together the resources to build a stronger, more caring community.