Archive for Saturday, December 21, 2013

United Way of Douglas County short of fundraising goal

December 21, 2013


The United Way of Douglas County is seeking more donations to meet its fundraising goal for its 2013 campaign.

Colleen Gregoire, United Way’s campaign director, said she believes the campaign is getting close to reaching the $1.75 million goal. However, the organization may be unable to allocate as much money as it did last year unless more pledges are made.

Though the campaign officially ended on Dec. 6, donations are accepted any time before the New Year. The total amount raised will be announced in late February.

Funds from the campaign will be disbursed to local social service agencies early next year. The three main areas of support are education, health and self-sufficiency.

To donate, contact the United Way of Douglas County at 785-843-6626 or To donate online, go to Donations are tax deductable.


Shawn House 4 years, 4 months ago

Friends don't let friends donate to United Way. Donate directly to your favorite organization and they will receive all of your donation and not a portion.

Julius Nolan 4 years, 4 months ago

No one should ever donate to this scam. Donate directly to charity of your choice, that way you know your money went where you wanted it to go. Otherwise, after skimming off overhead for UW, the money left is divided among all their favorites, not those that need it.

Matthew Herbert 4 years, 4 months ago

Perhaps CEO Brian Gallagher can contribute some of his $1,035,000 salary.

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