United Way tops 71 percent of its fundraising target

info@islandpacket.comDecember 20, 2012 

The United Way of the Lowcountry is at 71.6 percent of its annual fundraising goal, with more than $2,006,000 in gifts and pledges, the organization's board of directors announced Thursday.

With the holidays in full swing and the season of giving under way, United Way of the Lowcountry leaders encourage helping others as it strives to meet its $2.8 million goal.

"We have identified needs of more than $2.8 million across the two counties, and our campaigners are working hard to raise that money now," said Peter Post, chairman of the board for United Way of the Lowcountry. "What better gift than to give back to the community through United Way?"

In addition to United Way's traditional work of providing protection and temporary housing for abused children, volunteer reading tutors will begin working in eight Lowcountry schools in October. The aim is to ensure students are reading at grade level when they enter fourth grade.

To learn more about United Way of the Lowcountry and its work, call 843-982-3040 or go to www.uwlowcountry.org. A secure online payment system is available.

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