I am Kelly Lewis, your 2019 United Way Campaign Chair. This is a title I am truly honored to accept, and I am eager to begin our campaign. Ellis County is rich in history and is one with great community values. In times of need, the people of Ellis County, you, are quick to lend a hand in any way possible. It is what truly makes this community special.
The United Way was formed in 1953 in an attempt to raise funds for community support agencies that did not have the abilty to do so themselves. And still to this day that is our mission. With your generous donation, United Way of Elis County and its partner agencies will be able to provide countless opportunities to those in need.
Our 17 partner agencies go through an extensive funding request process headed by the volunteers on our CARE Council. This council sends their recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors who then award the funds to the agencies they select for the year. This process ensures that your generous gift stays right here in Ellis County and is used in the most effective way possible. These agencies then provide individuals with unbeleivable opportunities they would not have had with out your kind-hearted donation.
The impact your donation has on this community is immeasurable, and for that I say thank you. Thank you for your unwavering support and for your passion in making Ellis County special. But most of all, thank you for your ability to come together and touch so many lives in this community. A community I am blessed to call home.
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed" - Maya Angelou