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District celebrates 13th year of winning the Tri-County United Way "Helping Hand Award" 

teacher and superintendent smiling outside holding plaque from United WayJune 12, 2018 — Glens Falls City School District has won the Tri-County United Way Helping Hand Award for the 13th year in a row, raising more money per capita than any other school district. Superintendent Paul Jenkins and district coordinator Stephanie Ruel accepted the award on behalf of the district at a celebration breakfast this morning.

"I'm proud of the way our faculty and staff members continuously reach out to the wider community with their time, talents, and support," said Mr. Jenkins. "This award is an example of the positive impact we can have when we work as a team."

"Our donations help the United Way contribute to funding to a variety of agencies that help people from birth to elder years," said Mrs. Ruel. "Big Brothers Big Sisters, Glens Falls Youth Center, Family Services, Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center, Glens Falls Senior Center, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Red Bookshelf Program, Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Assistance and Near Care are some of the non-profit organizations that help our community members in times of need."

Volunteers say the number of people who need assistance through the Tri-County United Way continues to grow. “A simple $5 pledge per paycheck will provide a two-month supply of arts and craft products for the children of the Glens Falls Youth Center, or 11 hours of respite care through Near Care, or one week of emergency lodging for two people through the Salvation Army, or 21 home visits by Senior Services Specialists at the Greater Glens Falls Senior Center,” said Mrs. Ruel, in a message to district employees during the campaign.

Tri-County United Way commended the Glens Falls City School District staff for being “a caring and committed group of individuals working together to make our community a better place.”