United Way nears halfway mark

About six weeks into its campaign, the United Way of Central Alberta is more than halfway towards the fundraising goal of $2.25 million.

About six weeks into its campaign, the United Way of Central Alberta is more than halfway towards the fundraising goal of $2.25 million.

Buck Buchanan, United Way volunteer campaign co-chair, said the organization raised $1,225,940 to the end of October.

As part of the October campaign, the United Way partnered with several local businesses to encourage more donations.

One Red Deer resident won more than $1,000 in prizes, helping the United Way of Central Alberta along the way.

As part of the promotion, proceeds from some items, including pumpkin spice lattes, headbands and butter chicken, go towards the United Way Community Campaign.

“The businesses that participated in United Way Days this year not only helped us raise money for the community, but also helped raise awareness,” said Buchanan.

“This is a unique promotion and something that we will do again next year.”

Terry Villeneuve collected stamps for his passport from various businesses in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and throughout Central Alberta to be eligible for the $1,000 gift basket draw, which he won.

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