City of Avondale issued the following announcement on Nov. 15.
Avondale employees generously pledged $111,105 towards the Valley of the Sun United Way, as part of the City’s month-long United Way employee fundraising campaign this year.
With nearly 70% employee participation, Avondale has been recognized by the Valley of the Sun United Way as the Number 1 giving municipality in percentage of employees contributing, and has been a top campaign participant for the United Way in the category of 500-999 employees for its fundraising efforts Valley-wide for multiple years now.
Raising dollars for the Valley of the Sun United Way is an important part of the city of Avondale’s culture of giving. Year after year, Avondale employees set a high goal for contributions, and have consistently exceeded that goal. This year is no different, exceeding last year’s pledge of over $104,436.
“Avondale employees recognize that their contributions are helping to bring needed resources to the most critical human care needs in the community,” said Charles Montoya, Avondale City Manager. “Whether it’s providing additional help for homeless shelters and food banks, enhancing literacy and youth development programs, and ensuring that basic medical and dental care are available to the working poor – Avondale’s contribution makes a difference.”
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Source: City of Avondale