JAMESTOWN – Staff at Jamestown Public Schools recently donated $23,391.45 to the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County as part of a yearly fundraiser.
Officials said this year’s donation was an increase of $6,774.10 over last year’s.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how Jamestown Public Schools staff, teachers and administrators pulled together to increase their giving to United Way!” said Amy Rohler, Executive Director of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. “The generosity and commitment they show each day is inspiring, and we truly consider Jamestown Public Schools to be a key partner in our mission to help every person and family improve their lives.”
According to the district, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County invests over $400,000 in Jamestown Public Schools each year including programs that work directly with Jamestown students: Junior Achievement, Boys & Girls Club, Chautauqua Striders, Family Service, Girl Scouts of WNY, Chautauqua Blind Association, JCLC Parents as Teachers Program, YMCA and YWCA. They also invest another $200, 000 in programs that Jamestown students have access to such as: Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Child Advocacy Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates and CASAC.
“We are happy to help our community partner, The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Bret Apthorpe. “The programs they provide, not only for our students and their families, but also for the entire community are so needed. We are fortunate to benefit from their generosity. The entire Jamestown Schools family feels strongly about giving back to the community we live and work in. I am very proud of the JPS staff who really stepped up to help out our local United Way’s campaign.”