United Way an opportunity to meet neighbors’ needs

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005

The local chapter of the United Way kicked off its annual fund-raising efforts this week. Because the United Way serves dozens of smaller organizations, it’s safe to say that by donating to this worthy cause, individuals can make a difference in the lives of countless others.

The Kenai Peninsula chapter of the organization serves 26 member organizations, ranging from the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank to area Boys and Girls Clubs. This year’s campaign aims to raise $600,000 on the peninsula, and here’s hoping they surpass that goal.

Donating to the United Way is easy. The local chapter can be reached at 283-9500. This year’s campaign chair, Tom Boedeker, will be making the rounds at area chambers of commerce to drum up support, as well. In addition, businesses can work within their own organizations to raise funds as a group.

Helping out the community is all of our responsibility. Because the United Way helps so many worthy causes, donating to them is the easiest way to make your charitable donations go the furthest this year.

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