Deadline approaches for Wiregrass United Way

Deadline approaches for Wiregrass United Way

Find out how you can help Wiregrass United Way reach its goal by January 31.
Between now and 5 p.m. January 31, you can pick an envelope for the amount of your donation to Wiregrass United Way.
Between now and 5 p.m. January 31, you can pick an envelope for the amount of your donation to Wiregrass United Way.
Wiregrass United Way will receive an additional $400,000.00 from the Wiregrass Foundation if it reaches its campaign goal by January 31.
Wiregrass United Way will receive an additional $400,000.00 from the Wiregrass Foundation if it reaches its campaign goal by January 31.

With only 10 days left, this year's campaign goal has not been reached, and the organization could lose out on some major funding. 

 

The clock is ticking, and the Wiregrass United Way could miss out on some local funding, to the tune of thousands of dollars.  

 

Wiregrass United Way CEO Walter Hill says the goal for this year is 2.6 million dollars, but there's an added incentive.

 

"If we reach our goal by five o'clock on January 31, the Wiregrass Foundation will give us an additional $400,000.00,” Hill said.

 

Right now, they expect to be about $13,000.00 short of the mark. 

 

So they've started the envelope campaign: 150 envelopes, each one labeled with an amount between $1.00 and $150.00.

 

"They choose an amount they want to give.  So if they want to give $150.00, that's great, if they want to give $10.00…,” Hill explained.

 

Once the 150 envelopes are filled, it will bring the organization $10,800.00.

 

That will bring them closer to reaching the goal and getting the extra $400,000.00, helping the 37 organizations the Wiregrass United Way partners with. 

 

And if they miss the mark, "that'll be $400,000 they won't get this year to be able to help run their organizations,” said Hill.

 

He says if they can find 150 people that can give as much as they can, they will reach the goal, and 100% of the proceeds will be invested in the Wiregrass United Way and its 37 partnering organizations.

 

 

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