(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Though the economy is down, the United Way is again trying to raise more money for local non-profits.
Karen Snyder, director of the United Way of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, revealed on Eagle 99.3 Tuesday morning that the organization has set their 2010 fundraising goal at $184,000. The aspiration is 28 percent higher than last year when $138,460 was raised.
The amount raised will contribute to the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s total goal of $62 million.
A formal announcement about the local United Way’s goal will be made at Lawrenceburg Main Street’s Music on the River, this Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the downtown river levee.
“We’re going to go out and hope to reach more donors this year and do some special events,” said Snyder.
The organization will campaign with local companies and businesses now through October to raise the money, such as having Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana sell $10 advanced tickets to the Sept. 4 event at Lawrenceburg Speedway with half of the ticket cost going to the United Way.
Progress on the fundraising will be displayed on the traditional large thermometer posted in the window of the United Way office on Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg.
In Dearborn and Ohio counties, 17 local agencies benefit from the United Way funds including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Heart House, YES Home, Lifetime Resources, and more.
You can find more information about the United Way of Dearborn and Ohio Counties at www.uwgc.org or call (812) 537-2009.
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