Staff at the U.S. ITER Project Office raised nearly $2,500 for the United Way during a recent raffle and luncheon. The effort, led by the project's United Way coordinator, Kelli Kizer, netted some $2,470 for the United Way Campaign at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
United Way supporters at the U.S. ITER Project Office luncheon included (from left) UW coordinator Kelli Kizer and basket recipients Robyn Rose, Loretta Simpson, Richard Hislop, Dan Ciarlette, Janet Bivens, Jan Berry, and Jama Hill.
United Way is a national network of nearly 1,300 local organizations that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people's health.
U.S. ITER staff members prepared the seven luxury baskets that were raffled to lucky winners during the luncheon. The baskets had themes like "Love Is in the Air" and "International Date Basket," and included items such as a night's stay at a downtown Knoxville hotel, gift cards for area restaurants, and a selection of home-canned fruits and vegetables. Basket coordinators were Allison Moe, Robyn Rose, Sherry Rowley, Loretta Simpson, and Kirby Wilcher. return to Newsline #92