Winston Salem Journal Editorial

JOHN C. FOX, Winston-Salem

Season of giving

During this season of giving, United Way of Forsyth County extends a special thank you to our generous donors, volunteers and advocates who support, enrich and create positive change for the future of our community.

For 93 years, United Way has led the charge to make lasting improvements in Forsyth County. United Way has forged partnerships and funded programs that are far-reaching and impactful.

While we have accomplished a great deal, there is still much to do. In Forsyth County, one in three children and one in five of all residents live in poverty and more than 60,000 residents are hungry or facing food insecurity. In North Carolina, more than two out of three eighth-graders do not demonstrate math proficiency.

When you donate to United Way, your dollars affect change in the lives of Forsyth County residents that is unmatched by any other single organization. In 2017, we will continue our work building partnerships.

Donate to United Way and you can help the work we do to reduce poverty, feed the hungry, increase high-school graduation rates, create financial stability and help families with their basic needs.

On behalf of the dedicated United Way of Forsyth County staff, administration and board, here’s to wishing you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness! Thank you for your continued support.

John C. Fox is the United Way campaign chairman. — the editor