Making Up From United Way Cuts

Faced with less funding from the United Way, non-profits are doing what they can to raise money elsewhere.

The Boys and Girls Club of Pitt County will depend on fundraisers like the Kiwanis Clubs' pancake day to make up for the $125,000 shortfall.

While funding was reduced for the boys and girls club, nine others saw theirs eliminated, including Operation Sunshine. The United Way's Lindsey Brown says, "Operation Sunshine happening to fall in preparing youth and family category where they had 13 proposals of almost $900,000 to invest, it's a great program but when compared against other programs in that category it wasn't quite enough to get funding in comparison to the others and that was a very tough decision."

If you do make a donation to a specific organization, the United Way says that money will still make it to that particular organization.

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  • by Dave on May 1, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    There has to be a WAY to stop this.

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