The United Way’s fundraising campaign for 2017 is in full swing in Seneca County. The goal is to raise $370,000 in support of 23 charitable, non-profit organizations and community initiatives that meet a variety of needs in Seneca County. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.”
The mission of the United Way is to mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good by measurably improving lives. It supports initiatives, partners and programs that promote good health, life-long learning, and financial stability for individuals and families. Most recently, the United Way of Seneca County had added a new event to our calendar, sponsoring a Fill the Bus event in August. More than fifty volunteers from local agencies, businesses, schools and the community worked together to collect over 5,600 supplies and $825 which were distributed throughout the 6 elementary schools based on population. It was a fantastic showing of what collaboration in this community can accomplish and only a small sample of the work our funded partner agencies and other initiatives can accomplish with your support.
Campaign co-chairs David Dresser and Jerry Macaluso are optimistic that the goal will not only be reached but exceeded this year. “The need is great in Seneca County,” says Dresser, “but residents have been generous in the past and we expect they will continue to be so this year.” Macaluso adds, “The United Way is an efficient way to help a lot of people with one contribution. Donors may give to one, some or all of the agencies supported by the United Way.” The campaign is a time to remind everyone to “Live United and Give United.”
“If all who are able give what they can, this will be a very successful campaign. Seneca County is an amazing place and only as neighbors can we improve our community.” says Rhonda Jasper, the United Way’s new Executive Director.
Contributions to the United Way of Seneca County, Inc, may be sent to P.O. Box 623, Waterloo, NY 13165; via the United Way’s website at www.uwseneca.org or call 315-539-1135.