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Your donation can help FdL Area United Way achieve campaign goal

4:55 PM, Dec. 7, 2012  |  Comments
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When you help stock food at the Salvation Army, or watch children play in the YMCA Child Care Center, or read the literature that the American Red Cross distributes to help prevent fires, you are reminded of just how much good work is being done by local support agencies to improve the lives of people in the Fond du Lac area.

And when you talk to the people who run these agencies, you are reminded of just how much they rely on United Way donations to continue their vital missions.

With three weeks left in the 2012 fund-raising campaign, the Fond du Lac Area United Way may be hard-pressed to achieve this year's goal of $735,000. The campaign ends Dec. 31. To date, individuals, groups and companies have generously donated more than $455,000, but there is a long way to go.

If you haven't given already, your donation can make a big difference during the final campaign push.

This year, the Fond du Lac Area United Way funded 26 local programs that align with its three community impact goals:

? Building a Supportive Community

? Building a Healthy Community

? Building an Educated Community

Program allocations for 2013 will be decided in January, and all will be outcome-based. That means every agency must demonstrate to United Way how the money will be used and who will be helped. Usually, projections are based on program history. Essentially, a program has to prove its success or it won't be funded.

If the United Way reaches its campaign goal, more dollars will be available to help tens of thousands of people in the Fond du Lac area with a wide array of needs, specifically: school readiness, homelessness, budget counseling, adult literacy, substance abuse, dental care for low-income children, parenting education, community transportation, senior resources, mental health counseling, sexual assault and abuse, domestic abuse, respite care, and disaster education.

In 2011 alone, nearly 24,000 men, women, children and youth were served in programs funded by Fond du Lac Area United Way. At least that many people will be served in 2012. Surely the need won't be less in 2013.

Last year, United Way donations served nearly 6,000 Fond du Lac area children and youth between 5 and 12 years old. This year, local agencies have made more than $300,000 in funding requests to serve children and youth in 2013. The aid might be as simple as allowing a low-income mom to go to a job or even to look for work, knowing that while she is away her child will be warm, safe and well-cared for at the Y.

The stories are endless. The need is great. Your help is priceless.

Please give to the Fond du Lac Area United Way and help bring home this year's goal. The people you will help with your donation, can't thank you enough.

To make a donation or for more information, go to www.fdlunitedway.org.

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