Some merchants in downtown Lawrence will be collecting donations today for the United Way of Douglas County.
At least 10 downtown businesses are participating in the “Get Downtown and Live United” customer campaign. Customers of the businesses will be invited to contribute to the annual United Way campaign by rounding up their purchases, adding 10 percent to their total purchases or dropping their loose change into collection boxes at cash registers.
Proceeds will go to the annual campaign that assists 24 United Way partner agencies.
Participating merchants include Blue Dandelion, Eccentricity Boutique, Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods, Kizer Cummings Jewelers, Lawrence Antique Mall, Milton’s, Stitch On Needlework Shop, Third Planet, White Chocolate and Winfield House.