“If you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk.”
I think about this phrase every day as I go out into the community, telling people about the game-changing work we are doing, and asking my audience to consider donating to United Way of Salt Lake. This last month I have seen the entire staff at UWSL “walk the walk” by giving generously during our internal workplace campaign!
The theme of our campaign was “It’s No Mystery Why We Support United Way,” and we had a lot of fun with this detective-inspired genre. We worked together to solve the mystery of who “changed the odds” with the heads of each of our departments as the main “suspects”. We went on site visits to our community schools to inspect the “scenes” of where change happened, and we listened to presentations about the “tools” used to change the odds.While we were having fun and learning more details about the work going on in our community, we were able to demonstrate how we all believe in, and personally support, the work of United Way of Salt Lake. 100 percent of our staff participated in our giving campaign, resulting in over $1000 donated per capita! It is truly a privilege to work with such a charitable and dedicated group of people, and so I want to say thank you to my colleagues who remind me daily why I “talk the talk” and “walk the walk.”