Southwestern Central Meets the Challenge of Raising Money For UWAYSCC Annual Campaign



Pictured: Members of the SWCS Student Council with 

Amy Rohler, Executive Director of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. 



There is something to be said about “Trojan Tough” and these members of Southwestern Central School’s Student Council, along with the faculty and staff, embody this statement in the midst of a pandemic—and in spite of it.  Southwestern Central School students and faculty got creative in this challenging year, holding contests, “hat days,” “jeans days,” – all in service to fundraising for United Way of Southern Chautauqua County’s 2020 Campaign. In the end, they raised more than $5000.
“Our kids are resilient, and our faculty and staff showed up to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in our local community,” said Maureen Donahue, Superintendent of SWCS District, “We typically raise most of our donations at football games and we just couldn’t do it this year. Our trojans chose to Rise Up and it really humbles me to know that we were able to make a bigger impact because of the dedication and drive of our team.” 
If you haven’t yet made a gift to United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, now is the time to do it. The goal is $1.2 million and United Way is 83% to goal, with $202,717 to raise. Programs include helping students achieve academic success or programs that provide critical mental health services when many are struggling.  Help is needed now more than ever. United We Rise.
For more information about donating to United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, text WERISE to 91999 or donate online visiting , Call 716-483-1561 or email with any questions. 
About United Way of Southern Chautauqua County 
United Way of Southern Chautauqua County fights for the Academic Success, Health & Independence, Work Readiness, and Self Sufficiency of every person in our local community.  Our human and financial services invest more than $1 million annually in 39 local programs to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our community. Our partners include local businesses, non-profits, government, civic, faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. One hundred percent of all donations remain in Southern Chautauqua County. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook @uwayscc, Twitter @wayscc, Instagram @united_way_scc, #UWAYSCC #LiveUnited