Friday, September 08, 2000

United Way's goal a record $59.6 million

By Rebecca Billman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Every year, the Greater Cincinnati United Way helps out one in three people living in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, according to agency officials.

  • Businesses wishing to participate in the campaign can call (513) 762-7210, and individuals can contribute by calling 762-7195.
  • Those who need assistance can call the United Way help line at (513) 721-7900.

        It provides child care, health care, elder care, emergency disaster aid and other services to people in seven counties.

        But providing all that help costs money — and this year's annual fund-raising goal, announced at a kickoff rally on Fountain Square on Thursday, is a record $59.6 million.

        Last year's campaign raised $58.1 million.

        The campaign's goal must be raised by the dead line of Oct. 26.

        The campaign is off to a good start with $6.6 million already in the coffers — up from the $5 million raised at this time last year.


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