Living United through
the Workplace Campaign
United Way workplace campaigns are about bringing people in local workplaces together to tackle our community's most difficult issues in the areas of education, financial stability and health.
United Way of Central WV offers a simple, convenient and efficient way for employees to support the community and causes they believe in. Employees may give in regular increments, via payroll deduction through an easy to use system or through paper pledging.
Through a workplace campaign, employees experience the satisfaction of seeing their donations turn into programs and services that create impact on people's lives.
Nikki Gray, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise, is a United Way of Central WV Workplace Campaign Coordinator. We recently asked her a few questions about her work with the United Way of Central WV and here is what she said.
What does LIVE UNITED mean to you?
To me, LIVE UNITED means everyone does their part. We make it work and pull together for each other. We are a team, a family and a partnership
Why do you volunteer with United Way?
There are a few reasons as to why I volunteer with the United Way! One, because it's the right thing to do. It's an opportunity to help impact the greatest amount of need in the community, through a nonprofit that works hard to ensure that every dollar is spent and invested wisely. The United Way is also my companies largest fundraiser. Also, I am able to take what I would normally give and make that donation bigger, by giving through my companies campaign. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation matches .50 to every dollar that we give as employees, to the United Way.
Was charity a part of your upbringing?
Charity and community partnership have ALWAYS been a part of my life. It's just a part of my families culture. Being involved in the community and giving back is something my parents live every day. I didn't even know it was an option until I was much older, because it was something that I always just did, by watching my parents.
Why are you so committed to making sure United Way makes a positive community impact?
That's simple... because I believe it in! I've served in numerous capacities through the United Way and have seen firsthand how it works, where the dollars are spent and witnessed life changing events take place in our community.