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United Way of Colchester working towards campaign goal

United Way of Colchester representatives, from left, Keltie Jones, board chairperson; Janet Gay, campaign chair; and Terry Hearn, executive director. Submitted
United Way of Colchester representatives, from left, Keltie Jones, board chairperson; Janet Gay, campaign chair; and Terry Hearn, executive director. Submitted

 

TRURO, N.S. – About 70 per cent of the $275,000 campaign goal set by the United Way of Colchester has now been raised, and people are being reminded that there’s still time to donate.

“A lot of campaigns happen in December now and with online campaigns we often don’t get the results until January, but the campaign can go until the end of February,” said Terry Hearn, executive director of the United Way of Colchester. If support comes in like it did last year we’ll be close to meeting that goal.”

Donations made during the holiday period are being matched by an anonymous donor, doubling the impact of each gift.

Some workplaces choose to run campaigns outside of the United Way’s official campaign period, and the United Way is happy to assist with these efforts. 

The support of the annual campaign ensures support is available for programs and services throughout the community.

“Last year, United Way worked with over 30 agencies and funded 17 initiatives to strengthen the community and create change to improve 8,000 lives here in Colchester,” said Hearn. 

To learn more about running a workplace campaign call 902-895-9313 or email ed@colchester.unitedway.ca

Donations can be made safely and securely through United Way of Colchester’s website www.colchester.unitedway.ca/donate-now/ or by mail to United Way of Colchester PO Box 32, 90 Esplanade, Suite 2, Truro, NS.

To find out more about the United Way of Colchester, visit www.colchester.unitedway.ca.

 

Lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

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