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Still time to donate to United Way's fund-raising campaign

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The United Way of Greenville County reached about 62% of their goal of $17 million as of Wednesday. Through campaigning, they have raised around $10 million.

There's still plenty of time to donate and help them reach their goal. For 10 years, Jessica Anthony waited tables or bartended to help support her 2 children.

"I really wanted to do more than that,” explained Anthony, “I had started my journey back to school."

Thanks to a partnering scholarship with the United Way, “Jobs to Careers,” her dream of doing something more, came true.

Jessica used that scholarship money to attend ECPI University where she was the first woman to graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechatronics.

"I was going to school during the day,” said Anthony, “I was working part-time at night. The kids were helping me out as much as I was helping them out."

The hard work paid off for her. She's now a junior control engineer at Process Automations Solutions.

Anthony's story is just one of many. Kurt Rozelsky, the campaigns’ vice chair says the money is scattered everywhere in the community.

"We're also trying to address the community,” explained Rozelsky, “Through a cycle of success. In doing so, we're dealing with the entire community from early childhood education to high school graduation."

You can text UWGC to 414444 to donate or visit http://www.unitedwaygc.org/give.php

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