Harlandale ISD raises more than $57K for United Way

Harlandale ISD raises more than $57K for United Way
Posted on 10/30/2019
Harlandale ISD raises more than $57K for United Way

Harlandale ISD employees raised more than $57,700 during the 2019 United Way School District Charitable Campaign held from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11.

The annual campaign supports many United Way programs that will directly benefit district students and families such as the San Antonio Education Partnership, AVANCE – San Antonio, Inc. and Boys & Girls Club San Antonio.

Last year, more than 1,350 HISD employees participated and contributed a total of $56,814. This year, the district surpassed that amount by more than $900!

“This is a testament to the huge hearts our Harlandale Family has for giving to others. Through these donations, we have the potential to save someone's life, to break the chains of poverty, to feed families and ensure that organizations are able to continue serving not only the Harlandale community but also the greater San Antonio,” HISD Interim Superintendent Samantha Gallegos said. “United Way has an effective way to make a difference in our community through the various organizations that support our families and community and a system that can be trusted that our dollars will be used to support those most in need.”

Several HISD campuses and departments increased their participation this year. STEM Early College High School raised $2,285 in comparison from the $625 it raised last year. Kingsborough Middle School had a 12 percent increase with $3,200. Wright Elementary School had 100 percent participation for the eighth year in a row and raised $1,657.

“It is heartwarming to see the generosity of our Harlandale community,” Wright Elementary Counselor Garnell Harris said. “Every year, I tell our staff let’s ‘Give the Wright Way to United Way’ as our little slogan to get everyone involved, and we’re just happy to support the work of United Way in our community.”

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