Our August morning networking event was held this week and hosted by the United Way of Erie County at their offices on West 6th Street. It was a great opportunity to see and learn more about the organization and all they do in the Erie region. Guests gave their 2-minute pitches on what their own organizations and companies have to offer, and there was plenty of time to mingle.
A little about our host. President Bill Jackson explained that the United Way of Erie County is a social impact organization. They know education is the key to ending poverty. He stated that when kids are well-fed, well-rested, and getting the support they need, they are far more likely to succeed in school, therefore in life. The United Way of Erie County is on a mission to remove barriers to learning and to ensure families have the stability to achieve financial growth. They are on a mission to crush poverty.
What we learned from a few of our members:
Thank you once again to the United Way for being such gracious hosts!