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Clearfield Area United Way reaches goal of $245,000
Thursday, January 17, 2013
By Wendy Lynn Brion Staff Writer
The annual meeting for Clearfield Area United Way was held yesterday and it was announced the goal of $245,000 in fundraising has been reached. Board President Ranea Brewer said, compared to other United Ways, Clearfield should be extremely proud of the accomplishment.
She added that donations are still being accepted to help 25 local member agencies.
"Although we have reached the Community Campaign goal, we are still hoping that local and not-so-local residents, companies, employees and major givers who are looking to make legacy contributions will please make a donation today to the CAUW," she said.
"There are many programs and services which can benefit by receiving your tax-deductible donations: Jeans For Teens Project, Reading Ripples for Children, and the named fund that we've been working feverishly to increase, which is part of the Clearfield Community Charitable Foundation. This is in addition to member agency special needs that arise throughout the year."
She added, "United Way also collects items through the year to help member and non-member agencies in need: laptop computers, gently used luggage, prom accessories such as dresses, gowns, jewelry, shoes, or purses. And early grade reading material, slightly used children's books are also requested. You can call the office at 765-6521 for more information."
New board members were welcomed and new officers appointed to their positions. Officers include Brewer as president, Michelle Fannin as first vice president, Mark Schultz as second vice president and Kay Dell'Antonio as treasurer.
Brock Shaffer was thanked for his time as president. Shaffer was not present at the meeting.
The board also recognized member agencies present at the meeting. The board heard an update on the Bucktail Council Boy Scouts of America and its new program, Scout Strong. The program was created to help combat childhood obesity and those participating are divided into teams. The kids commit to 60 minutes of activity per day while the adults commit to 30 minutes of activity per day. The team losing the most weight percentage wise will receive a prize.
Chief Professional Officer Nancy Pinto thanked board members and agencies for their work serving the community and helping those in need.
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