AFL Presents $8 500 to United Way in the Northeast

Spartanburg, SC – AFL associates in New Hampshire and Massachusetts contributed a combined $8,500 to United Way. Granite United Way received a $4,500 donation and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley received a $4,000 donation.

Part of AFL’s annual United Way campaign, this is the third year in a row that these two AFL locations have hosted a United Way campaign. This year's campaign achieved a 20 percent increase in donor participation and 23 percent increase in corporate contribution (associates donations plus corporate donations).

“United Way is an integral part of our Community Outreach Program,” commented Sean Adam, general manager for AFL’s Test & Inspection Division. “Each year we focus on educating associates on United Way’s impact in the community and they respond generously."

The week-long campaign themed “Paint a Brighter Tomorrow” gave associates an opportunity to give back to their community and learn about United Way through various events. AFL’s Community Outreach Program supplemented donations including a dollar-for-dollar match for new donors.

AFL’s total contribution to United Way was $196,000 across five different United Way locations including Spartanburg, SC, Atlanta GA and Tukwila, WA, setting a new record among AFL’s past contributions.

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Photo (left to right): Linda Heney, Customer Service Supervisor, AFL; Kevin Conway, Resource Development Operations Manager, Granite United Way; Kim Huckaby, Finance Manager, AFL; Sean Adam, General Manager, AFL.

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Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager