United Way campaign nearing goal

As of today, $1,660,926 or 83% of the United Way’s annual fundraising goal has been achieved.

United Way staff and volunteers have been in a hub of activity working to remind the community that change starts here, in Central Alberta, through their donation, officials say.

“So far this year we’ve been fortunate to see some really strong, successful employee campaigns like those run through DOW/MEGlobal, Alberta Health Services, Shell Canada, Ing & McKee, Costco and NOVA Chemicals. With each new donation, we are closer to achieving our community goal,” said John Knoch, 2012 volunteer campaign co-chair.

The money raised during this campaign will go directly back into the community and provides consistent funding to over 30 programs and services in Central Alberta.

“This year’s goal includes an increase of over $50,000 from what was raised last year, which needs to come from new sources and donors. We hope people will think about those 107,000 people who were helped last year and the many more that will require our help this coming year,” said Buck Buchanan, 2012 campaign co-chair.

Last year, 19,613 children and youth received mentorship opportunities, camp experiences, nutrition and education support and tools to reach their full potential.

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