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United Way: It’s time for year-end giving

Clallam County’s 2013 United Way campaign has reached $364,576 — or about 36.5 percent — of the group’s $1 million goal. More businesses and community members continue to turn in their campaign results daily, says Jody Moss, executive director of the United Way of Clallam, and she expects the amount to increase significantly.

 

“All community members are encouraged to give a small amount which helps to strengthen our community,” Moss said.

 

“We have all seen the value and importance of a strong and critically important safety net and prevention services; one investment helps individuals and families in crisis, the other strengthens individuals and families so crisis never occurs, and in the process strengthens the entire community.”

 

United Way invests community donations throughout the year in 23 partner agencies delivering services in the areas of education, income and health, and in United Way’s “Community Solutions” initiatives: the 2-1-1 Help Line, Access to Health Care Coalition, and the Clallam County Literacy Council.  

 

Great Beginnings, the fourth initiative, began in 2011. The program is United Way’s newest featured work focused on early learning. Great Beginnings helps parents and others become the best first teachers of children. Many community members also volunteer with these agencies and initiatives, Moss said, and additional volunteers are welcome.  

 

The United Way office at 102½ E. First St., Port Angeles, is open Dec. 29-31 for year-end donations.

Contributions also can be mailed to PO Box 937, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

 

To give by credit card, visit www.unitedwayclallam.org/give or call 457-3011.

 

The fundraising campaign ends March 31, 2014.
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