Kingsport Times News - United Way Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

KINGSPORT — The United Way of Greater Kingsport is well on its way to reaching its $3.5 million fundraising goal this year.

The nonprofit organization held a campaign kickoff Thursday morning at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, announcing that the United Way pacesetters have already raised more than $1.98 million. Pacesetters are companies and organizations that run workplace campaigns prior to the kickoff of the public campaign.

“It’s a great kick start and let’s keep the momentum going,” Brent Mullins, the vice-chair of the 2019 fundraising campaign, said to the group of supporters on Thursday.

The United Way’s annual fundraising campaign runs from mid-August through late November. Dollars raised through the campaign stay in the greater Kingsport area and go to support 41 programs and 30 member agencies. These agencies sustain positive impacts on the health, education, and financial stability of everyone within our community.

“When you think about giving to the United Way and how it impacts our community, I hope you’ll think about the people out there who have needs,” said Michelle Bacon, the chair of the 2019 fundraising campaign.

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