The challenge is on for the annual NAU United Way workplace campaign, designed to mobilize campus support for an agency that helps improve the lives of local children, families and seniors.

Molly Munger, director of community relations at NAU, has assumed the chairmanship responsibilities for this year’s NAU United Way Campaign, which has extended its deadline to Dec. 15.

Munger said the campuswide effort is an opportunity for faculty and staff to combine resources for a greater impact on the community.

“One hundred percent of our contributions stay in northern Arizona,” Munger said, adding that the funds go directly toward local agencies that work to bridge the education gap, break the cycle of poverty, and help families and individuals in times of need and crisis.

“What would it be like without these essential services? Contributions to United Way are an investment in our community,” she said.

Department campaign representatives can pick up their unit’s pledge packets in the basement of Babbitt Administration Center, building 51, and are invited to attend one of two upcoming training sessions to “refresh, relearn and become better educated about the campaign.”

The trainings will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 28 in Babbitt Administrative Center, room 206.

Contact Munger at (928) 523-5518 by Nov. 22 to attend, or for information about donating to this year’s NAU United Way campaign.