2012 was not only a leap year, an election year and a year that the Summer Olympics were held but also a year for fantastic United Way of Bucks County campaigns. Here are our top 5 campaign moments:
1. Over 500 Bucks County residents were captured in the I Am The Change photo frame. The staff at UWBC worked diligently all campaign season long to spread the word that positive change is a ripple effect and making a difference in one persons’ life effects others with the same motivational message that WE are the change together. Even a scarecrow in Peddler’s Village scarecrow contest posed perfectly in the frame!
2. Lockheed Martin’s ice cream social – Come for the sprinkles, stay for the pledging! At Lockheed Martin Space Systems United Way staff members were serving up the sweet stuff while computers were on site for employees to make their campaign pledges.
3. GE Water’s nonstop costumes – Although Snookie and the Sesame Street gang couldn’t come to the Halloween party this year because of Hurricane Sandy, leadership members dressed as King and Queen greeted GE employees at the gate of their “United Kingdom” and handed out healthy snacks. Greg Whiting from GE ran in his “all fall holidays” costume during the first annual 5k run/1 mile walk this year.
4. United Way campaigns build team morale across the county – Look out American Idol contenders, Dow Chemical is biting you at the heels from their talent contest. Singers, musicians, solo acts and full bands rocked out at Dow Chemical this fall while raising money as part of their campaign. Meanwhile, First Federal put their skills to the test during their pong contest which was held at multiple bank locations. Great things really do happen when people work together!
5. United Way of Bucks County’s campaign was just as fun as others – 2012 was year of the campaign games in the Fairless Hills office. Staff members participated in email bingo, guess the UW pet & baby, a Mr. Potato Head decorating contest and even wore the ugliest tie or earrings they could possibly find for an entire day. All were motivated and in high spirits to compete but at the end of the day everyone knew the underlying good intentions were for the Bucks County community…and who wouldn’t be all smiles after watching their own CEO wash cars while showing off his best dance moves?