United Way starts drive

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - -- Scott Carmichael

The United Way/Cen­traide of Stor­mont, Dun­das & Glen­garry launched its 2017 fundrais­ing cam­paign last Fri­day.

But this year’s cam­paign is tak­ing a dif­fer­ent ap­proach.

For the first time in re­cent mem­ory, the lo­cal chap­ter is not try­ing to reach a fi­nan­cial tar­get; in­stead fo­cus­ing on a ‘Chang­ing Lives’ man­date.

Lori Greer, the lo­cal chap­ter’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, ex­plained that the idea is some­thing that or­ga­niz­ers had been con­sid­er­ing for about a year.

She added that the goal in 2017 “is the im­pact and the in­vest­ment in the com­mu­nity... chang­ing lives.”

In each of the past three years, the lo­cal United Way chap­ter has had to ex­tend its pre-Christ­mas cam­paign dead­line to Jan­uary. The 2016 drive raised just over 90 per­cent of its $700,000 goal.

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