THE GOLDEN EAGLES CARE PROGRAM
In 2008, the membership voted to establish a charitable fund to be used to aid fellow co-workers and their families through establishing scholarships or in grants to aid in times of disasters, serious illnesses or accidents. Generous donations from our members, the Ladies Auxiliary, along with fund raising activities, have made this an extremely viable and worthy program. Over the years of existence of this program, The Golden Eagles has managed to raise and donate many tens of thousands of dollars toward these purposes.
Initially, we used the facilities and personnel of Continental Cares – the charitable unit of Continental Airlines – to “vet” and make the individual distributions. This assured that 100% of our donations went directly to those in need and eliminated the expense and time of our having to research and make such distributions. With the merger of Continental and United, Continental Cares ceased to exist, and the Executive Committee of The Golden Eagles voted to suspend our program until arrangements could be made to insure a similar disbursement plan. It was determined that the "United We Care Employee Relief Fund" served the same purpose, and our Golden Eagles CARE Program was resumed in 2013 with the same generous results. Our final Golden Eagles donation was made in March 2020 for $1300. From this date onward, individual members are encouraged to donate to this worth cause.
This organization can be justifiably proud of our contributions to aid our fellow co-workers in their time of need, and the recognition it brings to our organization by making a tax deductible donation. If needed, the Tax ID Number for the "United We Care Employee Relief Fund" is 36-4327744. Go to the PAY Donation submenu to make your donation.
Golden Eagles CARE Program Donations
Sent: March 24, 2020
Subject: RE: We Care donation
It's so nice to hear from you! I hope you are staying safe and well in these trying times. I am currently working from home out of necessity, and so am not sure when I will be able to get back in the office to receive your donation. But whenever that may be, I will look for the check and let you know that it has been delivered.
On behalf of United We Care, thank you sincerely for The Golden Eagles continued and generous support. It is greatly appreciated, especially in these uncertain times.
United We Care, Employee Relief Fund
United Airlines | 233 S. Wacker Drive, 10th Floor WHQZR | Chicago, IL 60606
Sent: March 24, 2020
I just wanted to give you a “heads up” that we have mailed a $1300 check to the We Care fund. You should receive it in the next week or so.
Tom Doherty, President
The Golden Eagles