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Fall-O-Ween Drive Through and United Way Event

03 November 2021

Last week, UUSA employees and their families enjoyed a spook-tacular drive through to celebrate Halloween and promote UUSA’s 2022 United Way Campaign.

Participants drove through the event and were showered with all sorts of delicious treats, including a cozy blanket, Halloween candy, a treat bag with fun safety items (courtesy of the Employee Safety Committee), their fall-flavored beverages, yummy hot dogs, delicious mini donuts, and a pumpkin.  

Several of our employees and their families dressed to impress to enter The Fall-O-Ween Costume Contest (pictured right)!  

In addition to all the fall festivities, employees had the opportunity to reflect on the upcoming season for gratitude and giving by participating in our annual United Way Campaign. Through this campaign, UUSA employees are able to support the non-profit organizations in our local communities.

“The United Way has always had a very special place in my heart,” shared Karen Fili, President and CEO of UUSA. “I always say, “we work here, we live here, and we give here,” because serving and supporting the local community with my work family is important to me. I have been donating to the United Way since 1993 and, in every place I have lived in the last 28 years, I have always been able to count on this organization to use every contribution in responsible ways to help the community.”

Although employees are always welcomed and encourage to give to the United Way, giving during the annual campaign strengthens the effect of their donation. Not only does UUSA match undesignated donations to the United Way dollar for dollar, the donors are also entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. This year’s prizes include several Covid-safe getaway packages to some of the most luxurious destinations in New Mexico and Texas.

The Fall-O-Ween Drive Through and United Way event was a “fang-tastic” way to celebrate the fall and usher in the season of giving. UUSA looks forward to concluding our United Way Campaign soon as the United Way of Lea County’s largest donor for the 15th year in a row.