United Way concerned about campaign ‘lagging’

SD&G – With a week to go in the United Way of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry campaign, the agency is concerned it may not reach its $707,070 goal.

As of Friday, the fundraising initiative for 16 local agencies is at 60 per cent of its target.

“We are always grateful for the generosity of our Community and we hope that spirit of giving and caring will carry us through this year too!” said Board President Danny Aikman.

“We are extremely thankful for the money that has been contributed so far”, said Nolan Quinn, 2014 Campaign Chair. “We very much need to reach our goal to ensure we have the best and most significant impact in our community.”

The 16 SD&G agencies provide 19 programs like the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall, Counselling & Support Services of SD&G and Meals on Wheels at the Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.

Organizers are not ruling out extending the campaign period.

Here are the ways you can donate to the campaign:

  • Online: unitedwaysdg.com
  • Mail or in person: 405 Fourth Street West, P.O. Box 441, Cornwall K6H 5T2
  • Telephone: 613-932-2051

Donations of $25 or more will get you in a a draw for a $3,000 gift certificate for Algonquin Travel.

The draw will happen Friday Dec. 19 at Cornwall Square.

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