Meet Charity

    Headshot of Elf on the Shelf Charity GivesalotHello! My name is Charity Givesalot, and I’m the newest member of Great Rivers United Way’s fundraising team. I came to GRUW from the North Pole, where I worked as a Scout Elf (aka an Elf on the Shelf). I’m very curious and love to learn. There’s nothing I like more than helping!


    15 Questions for Charity

    1. What are you most excited about in your new position? I look forward to learning more about our communities’ needs and the many ways GRUW and its partner agencies are meeting them.
    2. Favorite color? Red.
    3. Number of children? None, but I really like kids!
    4. Least favorite household chore? Cleaning up after myself.
    5. Latest tidbit you’ve learned about United Way? Great Rivers United Way funds 51 programs offered by 27 agency partners. I hope to visit them all soon!
    6. Favorite recreational activity? Travel.
    7. Genre of music? Holiday.
    8. Most likely to order on a menu? Dessert! I have a sweet tooth.
    9. Favorite movie? Elf starring Will Ferrell (even though it’s not very realistic).
    10. Most looking forward to in your first United Way campaign? I get to lead this year’s Giving Tuesday efforts! You can learn more at!
    11. Role model? Santa – he’s the most giving person I know.
    12. Favorite place to visit? Home! The North Pole.
    13. Guilty pleasure? Getting into mischief.
    14. Memorable moment in the new job thus far? My colleagues gifted me an XXXXXS LIVE UNITED t-shirt on my first day. I love it!
    15. Favorite thing about our community? I like how generous people are. When they learn about an issue, they don’t hesitate to help solve it with gifts of time and treasure!

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