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December 7, 2017

District staff support community in United Way fundraising drive

Kennewick School District staff members raised tens of thousands of dollars for programs funded by the United Way of Benton & Franklin Countie during the district's annual fundraising drive.

Together, the district raised $39,378 for the United Way. Staff at every school and district building contributed, with several schools seeing much higher participation than in prior years.

United Way funds a variety of programs that directly benefit Kennewick students. Those include the Attendance Matters initiative, aimed at fighting school absenteeism, and the Lunch Buddies program at Amistad and Vista elementary schools, which pairs students with adult mentors. Many other education- and health-related efforts in our communities also are supported by the United Way.