FWISD TOPS UNITED WAY GOAL
Fort Worth, Texas – While Fort Worth ISD’s 2012 United Way pledge totals are still being finalized, the District’s students, staff and retirees have again dug deep into their pockets to collectively pledge more than $253,000, beating the District’s goal of $250,000.
United Way distributes this money to area agencies and organizations which provide crucial services to people in our community, including the FWISD. As the final count is tallied we’ll be able to report the specific contributions from students, staff and retirees.
“We have taken this campaign to heart and we are always amazed at voluntary generosity of the Fort Worth ISD family,” said Superintendent Walter Dansby. “These funds will be put to good use in our community and for that we are very grateful to all who consider the needs of others above themselves.”
One school, Waverly Park Elementary, literally collected jugs and buckets of money. Initially collected in milk jugs, the loose change and crinkled up dollar bills were eventually transferred to five-gallon buckets. Three such buckets were filled to the top and it took two people to help carry each bucket.
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