United Way Kicks Off 2018 Campaign "Write Your Story"

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - On Thursday United Way of Northwest Florida kicked off their 2018 fundraising campaign with a breakfast for local businesses and organizations.

This year's theme is "Write Your Story" encouraging people be be an author of their story taking control of their life. They also announced their donation goal of $1.5 million by the end of the year. They get much of their donations through payroll deductions so they encouraged businesses in attendance to talk with their employees. United Way has nearly 50 affiliate agencies that help with human services in our community.

"Bay County is a strong community and there are people here who can help us and if you don't know where to go call United Way and they will connect you with an organization that will help make you stronger," said Gulf Power District Manager and United Way Board Member Sandy Sims.

They also started an ongoing book drive to distribute to children in the community. 

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