In years past, the trap shoot kicked off the annual Labor United Way Campaign donation drive. This year, the donation drive at union offices began in early June, and the trap shoot, normally held in September, has been moved to April.
“By starting our campaign drive earlier, we’re hoping to avoid the already packed Fall schedule, which includes Labor Day, elections, veto sessions and conventions,” said Roz Sherman-Voellinger, United Way vice president of labor participation.
The trap shoot and barbecue is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at Winchester Trap and Skeet Facility at 600 Powder Mill Road (Route 140 and Powder Mill Road) in East Alton. There will not be a trap shoot in September.
WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO
The United Way helps one in three people throughout the bi-state region through 170 local health and human services groups in 16 Missouri and Illinois counties.
In Missouri, the United Way provides assistance to individuals and organizations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren, and Lincoln counties.
In Illinois, the agency provides assistance in Calhoun, Green, Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties.
UNITED WAY/LABOR PARTNERSHIP
United Way and organized labor share a history of partnership dating back to World War II. Helping to build a healthier community is not only a union tradition – it’s the mission of United Way.
Five union members are employed as Labor Liaisons at United Way of Greater St. Louis. Labor leaders also serve on the United Way Executive Board, Regional Auxiliary Boards and Allocation Committees and coordinate community service projects and volunteer at United Way agencies.
To make a donation or to schedule a United Way Labor Liaison to speak at your union meeting or workplace, call Sherman-Voellinger at 314-539.4193. For more information about United Way or to make an online donation, visit www.stl.unitedway.org