United Way close to fundraising goal
With the year drawing to a close, the United Way of Central Alberta is less than $80,000 shy of its $1.99 million fundraising goal.
As of Thursday, the United Way has raised 96 per cent of its goal, which translates to $1,916,624.
With just a little ways to go until the organization reaches its goal, the United Way staff would like to ask people to think of the less fortunate and give generously.
Although the local United Way office is closed until Jan. 2, donations can still be made online, at www.caunitedway.ca, or by cheque or money order through the mail.
If a donor would like a tax receipt for the 2012 year, they should ensure the donation is postmarked prior to Dec. 31.
Money raised goes into the Central Alberta community. It provides consistent funding to more than 30 programs and services in the region.
Last year, 107,957 Central Albertans were assisted through the United Way by the funds that were donated.