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United Way campaign hits $1.32 million

United Way of Central Alberta fundraising campaign has reached $1.32 million.

This marks 66 per cent of its goal of $1.99 million. On Saturday, United Way volunteers will be among the fans at the Centrium cheering on the Red Deer Rebels while selling socks to be thrown on the ice during the second intermission.

Last year, more than 1,000 pairs of socks were donated to local agencies in Central Alberta.

“This year we are hoping to increase the number because we know there is always an urgent need for clean, warm socks,” said John Knoch, 2012 volunteer campaign co-chair.

Fans can also bring their own new socks to donate. Donations or sock purchases may also be made from the United Way office at 4811 48th St. in Red Deer starting today.

For more details about United Way events, the fundraising campaign or its 30 agencies, go to



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