With about six weeks remaining, United Way of Madison County reports approximately $300,000 in pledges toward this year’s campaign with an additional $63,000 to claim through available match dollars. This year’s goal is to raise $780,000 in pledges and claim a matching grant of an additional $50,000 through new and increased gifts. The current total of $363,000 represents 44% of the combined goal for this year’s efforts.
Campaign Chairman Noah Rosen said, "As we near the final weeks for this year’s campaign, I urge everyone to remember the many in our community who struggle with poverty and who are in need of the vital support and assistance that United Way provides through the THRIVE Network and many other programs. During this holiday season, please take a moment and experience the joy that comes from giving to others and support this year’s United Way campaign. You’ll be making a lasting difference in the lives of many others and you will be lifting up our community."
Funds raised during United Way’s annual campaign will support efforts throughout Madison County to help low-income working people gain skills; struggling families face the unexpected; young children enter kindergarten ready to succeed; uninsured gain access to health insurance, and more.
“There have been many bright spots in the campaign so far this year,” stated Kim Williams, VP of Resource Development. “We have seen tremendous increases from each of the K-12 school systems in the county. In fact, several have doubled their giving and participation. We have also seen increases in workplace campaigns at First Merchants and NTN as well as many increases in corporate gifts from local businesses.”
“There is still time to contribute to this year’s campaign,” urged President Nancy Vaughan. “It’s difficult to project results from the national and regional campaigns at this point, so the more pledges we have in-house before the end of the year, the better we’ll be able to put together our community support budget for 2019.”
Year-end pledges may be made directly to United Way of Madison County by calling 765-643-7493 or donate online by visiting United Way‘s Web site at unitedwaymadisonco.org/give. United Way of Madison County’s office is located at 205 West 11th Street, Anderson IN 46016. The office will be open December 26, 27, 28 and 31 between the hours of hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept end-of-year contributions.