United Way starts drive
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.