The Power of the Purse events are hosted in six communities in Franklin County to build awareness and interest in United Way. Upscale and designer handbags are featured in both a silent and live auction. The purses are modeled by men from the various communities, which makes it an even more fun evening for the women. Appetizers, drinks and desserts are served. The Power of the Purse events offer great opportunities for women to lend their support to United Way, help those in need, and have a great night out at the same time!
The Ultimate Guys Night Out was created as the guys’ response to the Power of the Purse events. Always held in conjunction with the NBA Finals, it features “man” food and drinks, an auction of all kinds of “man” items like guns, hunting & fishing equipment, plus lots of sports stuff. Positively NO women allowed.
Franklin County Area United Way hosts two Agency Tours annually, one in June and one in September, to give contributors the opportunity to see how their donations are used to improve lives throughout the Franklin County area. Two or three agencies are featured on each tour and attendees receive a first-hand, eye-opening glimpse into the important areas of service provided by our member agencies. Everyone is welcome to attend the agency tours and there is never a cost for attending.
The Golf Tournament has been held annually since 2000. It is held on the first Friday of October. One of our most popular fundraisers, it is always a fun day for everyone.
The Door-to-Door Drive has been conducted in Washington for 63 years. The very first campaign, in which $20,000 was raised to support eight charities, was a door-to-drive. High school students from the two local high schools canvass their neighborhoods. It is our hope to be able to conduct door-to-door drives in other communities as well as Washington in the future.