Staff Report

AGIA Affinity Services in Carpinteria raised a record $116,286 at its annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) with an all-time high number of contributions.

The fundraiser, called Pledge-a-Palooza: Rockin’ & Rollin’ for the United Way, kicked off Oct.14 with week-long festivities encouraging associates to donate and raise funds fo


The donation will go to important programs that help Santa Barbara County’s youth improve their academic and social skills each year, as well as preparing them for higher education. UWSBC offers six signature programs, including Fun in the Sun, a six-week summer learning program that directly addresses summer learning loss through hands-on, project-based lessons.

Mei-Ling Fry, assistant vice president of Human Resources at AGIA Affinity, attributed the success of the campaign to the dedication and enthusiasm her committee has for the United Way’s mission and the giving spirit of AGIA’s culture.

“The United Way has always been close to AGIA’s heart, and we want to continue promoting what we’re passionate about,” Fry said. “We value the importance of giving back to our community, and that’s what we love most about working with the United Way.”

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