decorative image of UnitedWayWestFlorida_logo , Pensacola State College kicks off United Way campaign with Balloon Pop event on Friday, Feb. 11 2022-02-09 15:48:11 Published: 02-09-2022

Troy Moon, Pensacola State College

The United Way of West Florida has launched its annual workplace campaign and Pensacola State College is ready to meet the challenge.

The PSC campaign features a Balloon Pop Kick Off from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the District Conference Room, Building 7, Room 714 on the Pensacola campus. Everyone who attends the event will get the opportunity to pop a balloon. Inside the balloons are slips of paper noting the prize.

Even if you don’t contribute to PSC’s United Way campaign, you still get the chance to pop a balloon and win a prize. There will also be a photo selfie station where PSC personnel can take photos of themselves and post them to social media with the hashtag #PSCUnitedWay2022.

Of course, PSC officials would love it if you did contribute to United Way of West Florida. The campaign runs through Feb. 25. Though the Balloon Launch isn’t until Feb. 11, PSC employees can begin contributing to the campaign now.

In a kickoff letter to PSC employees, College President Ed Meadows wrote: “It takes the whole community working together to bring about lasting change. By focusing on the basic things we all need for a good life, we begin to create a better tomorrow for everyone, one where all children have the opportunity to learn and thrive, where families are more financially secure, and where people can live their lives to the fullest because they have the good health to do so.”

Melonie Minor and Anita Spicer are the PSC campaign coordinators.

Spicer said there will other fun events to promote the campaign that will be announced later. United Way of North Florida is also sweetening the giving pot. Anyone who donates $250 or more in unrestricted donations is eligible to win a car from Kia Autosport of Pensacola; remember, entries come from all workplaces in the United Way of West Florida region, not just from PSC. Anyone who donates $200 or more in unrestricted funds will receive a discount card that can be used at a variety of businesses in Northwest Florida.

There are two ways to give to the PSC United Way campaign:

1) Online donations with a credit/debit card. The donation may be a one-time contribution or a recurring one – that’s up to you!
2) Payroll deductions set up in Workday using the handy job aid, which is attached to an email Spicer sent to all PSC employees on Feb. 9.