United Way’s Dollar Day in schools Dec. 6

Published 2:36 pm Monday, December 5, 2011

Chilton County United Way will be sponsoring Dollar Day on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in all the public schools in the county.

United Way has sponsored the Dollar Day event for several years and provides a good learning experience for the students by assisting the local United Way with fundraising.

This is an effort targeting local schools, but anyone can participate just by giving a donation of at least $1. Parents are asked to help their students participate.

The proceeds from Dollar Day will benefit local families in need of assistance this Christmas, and through this program, students will learn how United Way works to help these families.

Almost every school in Chilton County participates in Dollar Day, and each school develops its own method or program for Dollar Day.

For several years, Jemison Elementary has raised the highest dollar amount.

Every dollar raised goes back to the local schools through the school supply program or one of the many other agencies sponsored by Chilton County United Way.