Slice of History - International Day of Charity
5 September is the International Day of Charity! JPL and Caltech have long been committed to partnering with United Way, playing just a small part in the much larger Los Angeles area effort to support a broad spectrum of United Way-supported social service and health care agencies. This image, taken 1989-12-14, shows “Dr. Allen[, who] helped officiate as JPL’s 1989 United Way campaign coordinator celebrated an ‘over-the-top’ victory for charity in late December. With a goal of $550,000 for the Lab’s annual fund-raising drive, final results tallied at $555,404 – the second consecutive year in which United Way has topped its goal in charitable giving.”
Additionally, JPL’s annual cooperation with United Way has warranted the production of many JPL pins over the years, including this one, which is part of the Archives’ growing pin collection.
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