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United Way annual campaign to kick off on August 23

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Lubbock Area United Way will hold its 2018 Annual Campaign Kickoff Luncheon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Thursday, August 23rd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event marks the start of United Way’s campaign that will run from August 23rd to November 27th. The event is already sold out with more than 800 volunteers and supporters expected to attend.

Former United Way Annual Campaign Chair and Board of Directors Chair Mayor Dan Pope will deliver the keynote address. In addition to his longtime support for Lubbock Area United Way, Mayor Pope serves as a community champion for Lubbock and the surrounding area.

In addition to the Mayor’s keynote address, 2018 Campaign Chair Doug Hensley will premiere the 2018 Campaign Video and announce the 2018 goal. United Way will also share early results from eight companies who chose to run their workplace campaigns during the summer months to help jumpstart the campaign.

Lubbock Area United Way’s 23 Community Partners work daily in the Lubbock community to assist people with needs such as affordable child care, crisis situations, character development, adult literacy, job training, and youth mentoring. A complete list of the Community Partners and the services they provide can be found online at www.liveunitedlubbock.org.

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