Intel Folsom employees greeted by United Way and other nonprofits during Week of Thanks
April 23, 2010 — As Intel Folsom employees drove into work on April 22, they were greeted by waving signs and cheers from United Way California Capital Region staff and representatives from other nonprofits. The event was part of United Way’s Week of Thanks, in which the organization thanked its top companies and major donors. Intel Folsom and Sacramento raised the most money in the 2009-2010 community giving campaign, combining employee gifts with a company match that resulted in a $2.1 million donation to local nonprofits.
“We’re so lucky to have the generous people of Intel in our community, so we wanted to say thank you, not only on behalf of United Way, but all of the nonprofits in the community who benefit from their generosity.” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region.
United Way California Capital Region is an independent local affiliate of United Way of America and works with nonprofit partners to create lasting results on local community issues through local United Way focus areas: Education (helping children and youth reach their potential), Income (promoting financial stability and independence) and Health (improving people’s health). Governed by a local board of volunteer directors, United Way partners with more than 700 employers in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties to raise money through workplace giving campaigns for United Way focus areas and nonprofit partners. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.