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Sand Hill awarded Caring Cup
12.25 UW Giving Award
Kristen Richards, Melanie Reiser, Bonnie Dixon, Lorraine Harris and Elaine Spencer celebrate Sand Hill’s winning of the Caring Cup. - photo by Photo submitted

Employees of the Effingham County School System pledged a record amount of $40,000 to the 2007 United Way Campaign. For the second consecutive year, Sand Hill Elementary was presented with the Caring Cup Award in recognition for pledging more than any other school in the system.

Assistant Principal Kristen Richards served as the school’s United Way chairperson and led her school’s staff to a grand total of nearly $5,000 in pledges. This total resulted in a per capita giving of almost $60 per employee.

“We congratulate Sand Hill principal Melanie Reiser and all the employees at this spectacular school for their accomplishment,” said Bonnie Dixon, managing director for Effingham’s United Way. “Such wonderful school spirit and compassion for others is truly evident in each office and classroom at Sand Hill Elementary.”

Dixon also thanked Superintendent Randy Shearouse and Assistant Superintendent Meredith Arnsdorff for their leadership in recognizing the importance of United Way in the community and for giving the school employees the opportunity to contribute.