JAMESTOWN – This year’s United Way fundraising campaign is in the books, with the non-profit group meeting their goal and raising more than $1.3 million dollars.
The annual effort kicked off in September as part of a joint effort with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, in order to reach a larger audience this year.
The groups put more of an emphasis on online fundraising because of public health concerns, however, that did not stop them from getting out in the neighborhood.
Specifically, during the holidays volunteers worked the cash registers at the West Ellicott Wegman’s to speak directly with those cashing out, petitioning as part of the “scan campaign.”
Donations from the campaign, officials say, go a very long way to impact the community.
With over 43 programs run by 28 local agencies, they say you probably would not notice everything that they end up impacting. Some notable groups include the YMCA and Meals on Wheels.