United Way of Wayne County’s board of directors recently approved this year’s community campaign goal of $525,000.
The goal was set with consideration to the current economic conditions, campaign trends and the funding capacity of the community.
“We are optimistic and realistic about this year’s challenges and very excited to work with many corporations, community partners and individuals to help us reach this year’s goal,” said Phil McCann, board president. “It’s important for everyone to know that the value of United Way is not just measured by the amount of money raised, but by the impact our dollars make throughout the county. United Way adds value to the community by addressing the greatest needs through results-based programs and holding the agencies accountable.”
Programs and initiatives supported by United Way’s Community Fund are monitored and evaluated regularly to confirm it’s achieving positive results for the community and local people in need. Over 600 donor-designated agencies receive funding through United Way.
Local agencies throughout Wayne County will benefit from the annual Day of Caring, with a kick-off rally at 8 a.m. May 10 at Alex Eligh Community Center, 303 East Ave., Newark. The day will include a breakfast, company recognitions and an announcement of the amount reached toward this year’s community goal. Volunteers from local businesses and community groups will lend their time, talents and energy to Day of Caring projects to make a difference in the community.
For information, call 315-331-2773 or visit uwwaynecounty.org.