Monroe, LA — The community is invited to join United Way of Northeast Louisiana leadership, volunteers, donors,
supporters, and partners in celebration of collaboration, community impact, and the power of volunteerism at the 2018
United Way Kickoff Series, presented by BancorpSouth and Ewing Timber, LLC, Tuesday, September 11 and
Wednesday, September 12 at three area parks.
Guests of each Kickoff event will enjoy a Ribbon Cutting and special community debut of a United Way Born
Learning Trail, while commemorating the official launch of the Annual United Way Campaign.
The United Way Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun learning activities for young
children and their families to help boost language, reading, problem solving, and critical thinking skills, inspire parents
and caregivers to create quality engagement opportunities with their children, and promote physical activity in a fun,
Earlier this year, volunteers from multiple companies came together to sponsor and install United Way Born Learning
Trails at Charles Johnson Park in Monroe, Greenwood Park in Ruston, and Kiroli Park in West Monroe.
2018 United Way Kickoff Series Schedule of Events & Event Sponsors:
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Greenwood Park, 1306 Cornell Ave, Ruston, LA 71270
Sponsored by: BancorpSouth, City of Ruston, Ewing Timber, LLC, Hunt Forest Products, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of
Commerce, and Lincoln Parish Schools ACHIEVE
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Charles Johnson Park, 3313 Bernstein Park Dr, Monroe, LA 71202
Sponsored by: BancorpSouth, City of Monroe, Ewing Timber, LLC, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Reeves Coon &
Funderburg, The Lincoln Agency, and Thomas & Farr Agency, Inc.
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Kiroli Park, 820 Kiroli Rd, West Monroe, LA 71291
Sponsored by: BancorpSouth, City of West Monroe, Ewing Timber, LLC, Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union, and
West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
Other scheduled Kickoff activities include the recognition of United Way’s 2018 Pacesetters, companies who run
early Employee Giving Campaigns in August to “set the pace” for the overall annual United Way Campaign, which
provides support for community initiatives, services, and collaboratives that promote United Way’s Community
Ensuring Children, Youth, and Young Adults are Successful in School & Life
Promoting Economic Opportunity for All
Encouraging Healthy and Safe Individuals, Families, and Communities
2018 United Way Pacesetters are BancorpSouth, Dillard’s, Durrett Law & Title, Foster Farms, Monroe City
Schools, and Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court.
For more information about United Way’s 2018 Kickoff Series, contact Amy Scott, Director of Marketing & Communications,
at 318-516-6183, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of Northeast Louisiana fights for the Education, Financial Stability, and Health of every person in our
community. For more information about us, call United Way 2-1-1, a free call 24/7/365, or text your ZIP CODE to 898-
211, 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday to chat with a United Way 2-1-1 Specialist.
See our work in action at unitedwaynela.org/liveunited