2011 UACO WeCare Employee Fund Holiday Donation Drive

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  1. JC1120

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    Frequent Flyer Giving (FFG) is proud to announce the 2011 Holiday Donation Drive benefitting the UACO WeCare Employee Fund.

    The WeCare Fund is a financial assistance program that helps United and Continental Airlines employees and their families by granting financial assistance. These funds are used to pay for basic necessities such as rent, clothing, medicine and food, during unexpected emergencies such as floods, fires and personal illness. WeCare traces its roots back to early 1984, when a group of Accounting employees began to salvage and sell computer paper with proceeds dedicated to the department's holiday party. When one of the employees in the department became ill and couldn't buy food for her two small children, the party money was loaned to her. As the funds grew, the employees became aware of other assistance needs and WeCare was born. All WeCare cases are submitted in confidence and reviewed by UACO's WeCare volunteer board of directors. In 2008, WeCare donated $ $981,704 to 766 Continental employees.

    FFG is a non-profit entity founded by myself, J.Edward, Hartmann, and XYZZY with the gracious and full support of UA Insider(s) and the UACO WeCare directors. 100% of proceeds will go to the UACO WeCare Employee Fund.


    Our 2011 fundraising goal is $5000. The FFG directors will match, dollar for dollar, every donation up to $2000 raised online.

    To donate, please go to www.ffgiving.org. The donation drive will end January 2, 2012. Donations should be tax deductible as both organizations are registered 501(c) non-profit entities; please see your tax accountant for more information.
     
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    Thanks for putting this together again. :)
     
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    I look forward to contributing as always to the WE Care Fund...
     
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    It's our pleasure. As always, the thanks should go to all the hard-working employees that allow us to get to our destinations safely and comfortably.
     
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    bump. There's still over a week to donate!
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone! If Santa was extra kind to you this year, please consider sharing to WeCare!
     
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    I've been off in Santa's workshop all month, and this is the first I've seen this. Glad to know it's still open, and will be contributing.
    Thanks Guys for putting this together and for your time.
    Happy Holidays !
     
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    Last day to donate and save on your 2011 taxes!!! Please consider donating as a token of thanks to UA Insider(s) and all they help they've given us over the years!
     
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    The FFG directors are pleased to announce that we have raised $2500 for the WeCare charity. Thanks to everyone who donated this year!

    We have more fundraising events scheduled for 2012. Mini-DO in Houston has already been announced for March 31, 2012 with more to follow.
     
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