Campaign Chair Ron Olson, president of Paulson Electric, announced the fundraising goal for the 2013 campaign at a kickoff event at NewBo City Market on Thursday (Aug. 22, 2013) morning.
Last year United Way raised over $10 million. We project that we can raise $9.9 million this year.
“We believe that this is a realistic goal due to current economic conditions and forecasts from our corporate partners,” said United Way of East Central Iowa President and CEO Lois Buntz. “The needs in our community continue to grow and we will need everyone’s help to reach our goal. United Way has raised more than $9 million annually since 2005.”
United Way has been addressing community needs in the eastern Iowa community for 99 years. We know that every donation matters and everyone can help their friends, neighbors and colleagues by giving. Some of our most pressing needs are:
- 18,924 youth who are not prepared for school, work and life.
- 14,000 households that can’t afford basic needs. That includes food, shelter and transportation.
- 31,628 low-income women need affordable healthcare services.
From KCRG: This year’s goal is to raise $9.9 million, in honor of United Way’s 99th year. That money goes to help nearly 40 local agencies who serve those in need in the community.
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