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    DECEMBER 1, 2005
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Temple Way Workplace Campaign
begins yearly effort to benefit
charitable organizations

Mission: Temple Way, a yearly Universitywide campaign on the behalf of a number of charitable organizations, mobilizes the organization and resources of the University and its employees to collect funds to distribute to a variety of health and social services agencies in the Philadelphia community. The annual campaign is a convenient way for Temple employees to support those whose lives have been touched by illness, hunger and other social and economic hardships.

History: This year’s campaign, which kicked off Nov. 14, marks the 12th annual drive since Temple’s workplace campaign started in 1994. In all, Temple employees have contributed more than $1.05 million to the campaign over its 11 years.

Last year’s totals: 393 employees contributed more than $73,000 to Temple Way partner organizations during last year’s drive.

This year’s goal: The campaign directors hope to raise $100,000 with the current drive, which will continue through Dec. 31.

How to contribute: All employees should have received a mailing that details the process for donating to the Temple Way Workplace Campaign. Most University departments have a designated representative who is responsible for explaining and managing the campaign for individual departments. Employees whose offices do not have a designated campaign representative can use interoffice mail to send their forms directly to the Community Relations office, using the pre-addressed envelope their Temple Way materials came in. The address is:

Temple Way Workplace Campaign
Entertainment and Community Education Center
1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19121
TU ZIP 063-02

Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by check, cash, credit card or payroll deduction.

For more information, contact the Community Relations office at templewy@temple.edu or visit www.temple.edu/templeway.

Temple Way Workplace Campaign 2005–06 partners

AIDS Fund supports HIV/AIDS education, prevention and services in the Delaware Valley region by raising money and increasing public awareness about the impact of HIV on our communities. AIDS Fund accomplishes its mission through a range of activities, including AIDS Walk Philly and Gay Bingo. In addition, each year they commemorate World AIDS Day through events that remember those lost to the AIDS epidemic, honor those living with HIV disease and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in our communities.

Bread & Roses Community Fund
Each year, Bread & Roses Community Fund gives several hundred thousand dollars to groups in the Delaware Valley working on issues you care about: access to healthcare, quality education, an end to homelessness, criminal justice reform, peace and human rights, the environment, and much more. For a complete list of grantee organizations, visit the Web site or call Jennie Sheeks at 215-731-1107, ext. 206.

Catholic Charities Appeal
Your generous support of the appeal funds dozens of agencies and programs that are committed to championing the dignity of the individual and the central role of the family in life and society. Building on more than 40 years of leadership in providing social service programs in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Catholic Charities Appeal stands ready to help our local neighbors of all faiths meet and surmount the increasingly diverse and complex challenges faced by individuals and families in the new millennium.

Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania
The Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania is a nonprofit federation of 17 environmental, conservation and recreation organizations. Our mission is to educate, promote and broaden the support of nonprofit organizations that work to improve the health of the environment and quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

Federation Allied Jewish Appeal
Established in 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is the central nonprofit Jewish community organization in the Greater Philadelphia area. Through its Federation Allied Jewish Appeal, the federation raises vital funds to meet local and overseas physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs. By donating $36 or more to the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal (by choosing 80-16224), you will receive a subscription to the Jewish Exponent newspaper, INSIDE magazine and several special-interest supplements.

Temple University Children’s Medical Center
This important new medical facility and its programs will help ensure healthier todays and brighter tomorrows for many thousands of children. Children are our future, and there can be no more important investment than an investment in our children.

Temple University Hospital
Every year, the hospital raises funds that enable it to support its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of Philadelphia’s indigent population while simultaneously meeting the special needs of the entire region with a full spectrum of healthcare services.

Temple University Community Service Fund
Temple volunteers work throughout the year to provide valuable services to the communities adjacent to Temple’s campuses. Serving as tutors, mentors, instructors, and in a variety of other capacities, Temple volunteers make a real difference in the lives of individuals.

Temple University Emergency Student Aid Fund
The Temple University Emergency Student Aid Fund is designed to help students deal with unforeseen hardships during their college careers. Students must demonstrate need associated with an emergency or personal situation that is in some way extraordinary to the individual. The Temple University Emergency Student Aid Fund is not to be construed as “additional financial aid.”

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Our mission is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of donors, volunteers and communities. Our major initiatives are investing in the success of children and youth, building independence and self-sufficiency among adults and families, and keeping neighborhoods strong and safe.

Womens Way
Womens Way continues to raise money and public awareness to fight for and achieve women’s equality, safety, self-sufficiency and reproductive freedom. Gifts to Womens Way will continue to assist our six member agencies and support our new Community Women’s Fund.