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OCS Kicks Off 2022-2023 United Way Campaign

The Onslow County Schools United Way Campaign for the 2022-2023 school year is officially underway!  

Each year, OCS asks its employees to donate to United Way of Onslow County, which provides supporting funding for programs and agencies across the county. Programs supported by United Way include the CHEW program, which provides food for students in need, the Onslow women’s center, Sponsors for Academic Talent, Onslow Community Outreach, and more.    

Over the past couple of weeks, OCS has been distributing campaign materials and gearing up for another year of giving back to our community. We have also been taking the time to recognize those who made the 2021-2022 campaign such a success.  

During last year’s campaign, OCS employees pledged more than $135,000 that would go toward funding assistance and opportunities for those in need in the Onslow County community. We are proud to serve as the largest donor to United Way each year, as community is at the heart of all we do.  

The success of our campaigns relies solely on the dedication of our staff, and this year, we were honored to recognize the following schools and individuals for going above and beyond.

Schools and departments that achieved 100 percent participation    Schools that achieved 100 percent participation

Schools and departments that achieved 100 percent participation:  

  • Coastal Elementary 
  • Dixon Elementary 
  • Heritage Elementary 
  • Meadow View Elementary 
  • Southwest Elementary 
  • Northwoods Park Middle 
  • Southwest Middle 
  • Northside High 
  • Onslow Early College 
  • Onslow County Learning Center 
  • OCS Maintenance Department 

Schools with the largest per-employee contributions

Schools with the largest per-employee contribution:  

  • Heritage Elementary - $10,625 total 
  • Jacksonville Commons Middle - $5,669 total
  • Jacksonville High - $9,264 total 

Maureen Jones was a United Way Coordinator of the Year  Tammy Miller was a United Way Coordinator of the Year

Melissa Anderson was a United Coordinator of the Year

United Way Coordinators of the Year:  

  • Melissa Anderson, Jacksonville High 
  • Maureen Jones, OCS Operations 
  • Tammy Miller, OCS Maintenance 

White Oak High received a Growth Award  Southwest Elementary received the Growth Award

And the United Way Growth Award, which recognizes great improvement from the campaign prior:  

  • Southwest Elementary  
  • White Oak High 

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2021-2022 campaign and all those who will continue to make a difference for the 2022-2023 campaign.  

Onslow County Schools’ goal for this year is to raise $140,000 for United Way. With your help, we can achieve it! If you work for OCS and would like to contribute to the 2022-2023 campaign, please see your school or department’s United Way coordinator to learn more.