The United Way of Palm Beach County awarded The Coalition for Independent Living Options the Most Improved Workplace Campaign for 2009-2010 at its recent Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast. Vernon Williams was present to accept the award on behalf of CILO's employees, ALERT particpants and volunteers who contibuted to the 2009-2010 Campaign.
“United Way of Palm Beach County is very grateful for the generous support we have received from residents and the business community for our fund-raising campaign. Our local agencies depend on United Way. They do not want to turn anyone away from services and United Way does not want that to happen either. Based upon the results of this campaign, neither do our donors,” said Charles W. Anderson, president and CEO, United Way of Palm Beach County.
More than 400 companies and organizations support United Way of Palm Beach County by donating or conducting a workplace campaign which offers their employees a chance to help their community by donating to United Way. At the event, United Way recognized those whose support stood out.
The funds will be used to support 65 local human service programs through June 2011. These programs will be able to provide unduplicated services to more than 50,000 residents in need in Palm Beach County.