I want to start saying thank you for the continued commitment, dedication and passion to help our Community. It is through each of your individual actions that we are able to achieve collective success. And the collective success grows exponentially. It starts with each one of you, who transforms our organizations or agencies, which rallies support, and ultimately serves our community to address their needs.
I recently read a quote from John Maxwell, “Leadership is a privilege and responsibility more than anything else”. God has brought each one of us to our roles within our community to make a difference, and your leadership is a key to making that difference.
I want to thank the Grove City College for their continued support in every way. I want to thank the Board for their continued commitment to LIVE UNITED, to strengthen our United Way and to ensure that we are thoughtful, deliberate, and impactful with each of our decisions and actions -serving the core needs of our Community. I want to thank Amy Foley and Kathy DiStasi for their work and commitment to our organization and to Grove City.
In 2013, Grove City Area United Way was able to provide funding to 13 agencies that address the critical needs of those that need it most. Food, shelter, and clothing to support financially, physically and verbally abused individuals; safety, education and leadership skills for our youth; job interviews; GED preparation, and after school activities to keep kids off the streets.
Since 2008, our Stuff the Bus program has provided 732 new back packs and school supplies to children in our community.
Since May 2009, our partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has provided 8,162 books to Grove City children.
Our partnership with the Grove City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and the Grove City Area School District is providing weekend meals and snacks to 46 Grove City children through the Food for Kids Backpack program.
It is an honor and privilege to serve our Community with each one of you. Thank you for your collective commitment to LIVE UNITED.
Nate Kostelnik, 2013 Board President.