JBS is a long term, Cornerstone Partner of United Way. With our corporate headquarters in Greeley, CO, we champion an annual campaign to support the local community through United Way of Weld County (UWWC) efforts. In 2019, the company raised $406,555, more than twice the original campaign goal. To ensure 100% of team member donations directly benefited the programs, JBS USA covered all administrative and fundraising costs for the resources under UWWC’s management.
The 2019 campaign’s primary focus was to offer local children access to the Colorado Reading Corps, which is a national program implemented to help students build literacy skills and increase reading proficiency. Of the funds raised by the company, $100,000 was donated to fund the Colorado Reading Corps. As a result of JBS USA’s donations, there are 10 fulltime, AmeriCorps trained tutors that offer year-long, daily one-on-one sessions to Weld County students in kindergarten through third grade. The remaining $276,274 raised assisted additional UWWC programs in Youth Success, Household Stability, Older Adults and Healthy Aging and Access to Services, including 2-1-1 Colorado, a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state.