Students in the Tuscaloosa City Schools (TCS) practiced their public speaking skills and demonstrated their commitment to public service at the annual United Way campaign event. Students across the system raised $16,307.38, almost $1,000 more than last year’s sum, setting a brand new record for TCS students.
Schools showcased their creativity in generating funds for the annual giving campaign by hosting car washes, coin drops, snack sales, school dances and more to support the organization that supports 26 partner agencies.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria noted the record-breaking donation from Tuscaloosa City Schools this year. He says it's due to the caring hearts of TCS students.
"We are so fortunate to live in a community and have a school system with students like you who care so much for those in need. We want to say thank you for what you do for our community," said Daria.
Additionally, TCS administration, faculty and staff had their largest campaign since 2010! United Way of West Alabama has established a campaign goal of $4.2 million for 2019.