LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The United Way kicked off its 2016 campaign in style .
Dozens of businesses throughout East Texas came out on Thursday to hear how they can contribute.
United Way sponsors 18 different agencies in Angelina County.
Some of the organizations include the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Depp East Texas, Hospice in the Pines, Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas, The Lufkin State Supported Living Center, and the Salvation Army.
The organization is raising money to contribute to agencies that help those who need it and who need job training.
"It takes everybody in Angelina County pulling together to raise the money so that we can be the kind of community that we want to and to help those that are in need," Campaign Chairman, Scott Skelton said.
This year's goal is $335,000.
To find out how you can make a donation, call 936-632-3202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.