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2016 Campaign Information


The United Way of Greater Kingsport's 2016 campaign theme is Drive and Inspire Community Change. The United Way of Greater Kingsport mobilizes the caring power of our community to create positive, lasting change for a better tomorrow. Change can inspire a better life, and change is driven one act at a time. Your commitment, your investment, and your pledge are driving results, improving over 1400 lives in the Greater Kingsport community every day. Because YOU drive and inspire community change, we LIVE UNITED. 


Campaign Materials

2016 Campaign Chair
Joel Mears, TEC Industrial

As the Chair of the 2016 United Way of Greater Kingsport Campaign, I am excited to be a part of an incredible team made up of hardworking volunteers and staff members. The team this year is passionate about achieving and exceeding our goal of raising $3.75 million - dollars that will stay right here in Kingsport, improving lives.


Our campaign theme this year is “Driving and Inspiring Community Change.” How do you drive and inspire community change? When you give to support the United Way of Greater Kingsport, your dollars are touching the lives of an average of 1400 neighbors every day. These are the lives of children and youth making positive choices. They are people seeking jobs, skills, and shelter. They are families needing access to good health, safety, and stability. They are seniors who are able to stay in their homes.


 A community of connected individuals, united and working together for the benefit of all, is at the heart of what United Way represents. I want to invite you to be a part of impacting lasting change in the areas of Education, Income, and Health throughout our greater Kingsport community. Please support a better life for all by making a pledge to the United Way of Greater Kingsport.


Live United!

Joel H. Mears

2016 Campaign Chair