Prairieland United Way kicked off its 2023 campaign of “WHAT’S RAISED HERE, STAYS HERE” with a Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and Campaign Kickoff event on August 25 at Future Champions Sports Complex. The Business After Hours was followed by the annual Guns & Hoses Softball Challenge between the local fire and police departments, sponsored by Jacksonville area Edward Jones agents. The night ended with live music by the band, Buk, sponsored in part by Petefish, Skiles & Co. Bank.
The fundraising goal is $467,000 for the 2023 campaign that is co-chaired by Kristin Jamison and Kristen Reed. Prairieland United Way helps local people by raising and distributing funds for health, education and employment-related service programs in Morgan, Scott, Cass and northern Greene counties.
Prairieland United Way helps more than 35,000 people annually by funding 23 agencies and 30 programs.
For more information about United Way, please contact executive director Karen Walker at 217-245-4557 or stop by the office located at the Jacksonville Municipal Building, 200 W. Douglas Ave. in Jacksonville.