United Way of Pitt County celebrates accomplishments

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) An organization in the east is celebrating a year full of progress and milestones.

United Way of Pitt County's annual meeting took place Wednesday afternoon to celebrate some major accomplishments throughout the year.

Community leaders were recognized as well as volunteers for their help in building a stronger community throughout Pitt County.

Retiring Executive Director Jim Cieslar spoke about his role in the organization throughout the years saying, "We have developed two goals. One, that all children enter school ready to learn and two, that all youth graduate from high school."

One example of how United Way supports these goals is through imagination library that prepares children who are entering school.