United In Fundraising For Leeds & Grenville
The United Way fall campaign is facing an uphill battle in their bid to raise $825,000 dollars.
Executive Director Trish Buote although that's the same number they brought last year, the campaign now faces a unique challenge.
"This year we're down by $160,000 because of the changes in the work place environment," she says. "Although it seems like it's the usual target, we actually have to earn an additional $160,000."
Buote says she's not deterred and they charity is feeling confident.
"We're actively focused, we have a campaign cabinet that's going to work on a couple key areas that are going to help fill the gap and we're going to work hard at that."
Proctor and Gamble is one of those companies not contributing to a usual level, but they certainly still brought a major donation of over $60,000.
That will go to the many programs the United Way Leeds Grenville supports in the community like, youth services.
The fall campaign goes up to mid-December. Last year the campaign raised $827,000 by December 22, 2017.
One of the first unique upcoming fundraising events will be a Gord Brown Memorial Night in November to raise money for an arena in Gananoque.
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