Northwest NEWS

November 23, 1998

Valley Special

Riverview United Way contributions close to goals

by Becky Nixon, special to the Valley View

   CARNATION--The Riverview School District donated $13,694 to the United Way Campaign for 1998. District Coordinator Ann René Joseph stated, "We reached three out of four of our goals," and thanked United Way District contributors for a "very successful and fun campaign."

   Goals for the 1998 year were: increase number of participants and the amount the buildings/programs give; and increase district giving by 10 percent over last year, plus raise a total of $15,000.

   "The $15,000 goal was only missed by $1,306, and most of the buildings and/or programs increased the number of participants donating, as well as the amounts that were given," praised Joseph.

   On Nov. 9, the Cedarcrest High School Leadership class taught by Josh Garcia sponsored a Taco Feed/Bingo night to benefit Eastside Domestic violence to be added to Riverview United Way contributions. The well-attended evening gained $669.19 toward Riverview's 10 percent increase over last year's contributions. A check was presented to United Way's loaned executive Mary Ousley.

   The students planned the evening, procured donations, and advertised the event. Businesses donating were Safeway, Costco, Fred Meyer, Ixtapa, and Frankie's Pizza.

   District employee Patricia Andrus, the library Education Assistant at Cherry Valley Elementary School, won the raffle prize for district participants. She and her person of choice may have breakfast for two at the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie. Salish Lodge General Manager Carol Gallagher donated the breakfasts.