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It’s All Sweetness and Charity in HR Today

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell
Just a few of the great cupcake selections purchased at today's fundraiser for United Way.

Just a few of the great cupcake selections purchased at today’s fundraiser for United Way.

Check out these sweet treats produced by our incredibly talented amateur pastry chefs that work among us!

Today we held our ever-popular Cupcake Sale in Human Resources to raise money for United Way. This annual event draws huge crowds and broad smiles. At last count, we had nearly a dozen donors participating with tasty variations including peanut butter, lavender, maple and apple, and more.

Last year, Publix associates pledged $33.4 million to United Way — another record in associate generosity. Combined with Publix Super Markets Charities’ $25.3 million match, our total contribution to United Way was $58.7 million and Publix is considered an Outstanding Strategic Partner of the more than 125-year-old organization. Our own Greta DuPuy received the United Way of Central Florida’s Employee Coordinator of the Year award for 2015.

During last year’s campaign at our five stores in Bay County, Florida, associates pledged more than $205,000 — the highest contributor in their community — and the funds are benefiting numerous agencies and programs in the area. These associates — and countless others across our operating area — don’t give back for the recognition. We give because it’s the right thing to do.

Our 2016 United Way campaign kicked off Sept. 1, and, in addition to our modest fundraiser in H.R. (one of several we’re holding, by the way), in our corporate offices, alone, associates are holding a number of other events to raise money for the organization that touches so many lives in our local communities. This season’s events include a Hot Dog sale, Breakfast Buffet, a Silent Auction, CD Thrift Sale and more! We’re doing all this because we believe in the #LiveUnited effort.

Help us expand our horizons, and share with us some of the clever and creative fundraising efforts you’ve participated in for your local United Way organization.

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