United Way Teen United adopted the Community Council for the month of January and they graciously raised $1,542.00 for the program.
“The teens interviewed Amy Sessions and found out about all the great things they do for the elders, so they chose to adopt the Community Council,” United Way Director Michelle Conerly said.
The Community Council is an organization in Vicksburg that provides frozen food, operates a meals on wheels program, and addresses many other needs of folks over 60 years of age.
The teen reached out to businesses and students for funds while also holding an online and in-person fundraiser. Maggie Roberson took the lead in the project that raised over $1,5oo for the agency. The funds will help the Community Council purchase a new freezer to expand its frozen food program.
Teen United adopts a different agency every month and they are continuing to make a positive impact by helping a variety of community-centered causes raise funds and touch lives.