United Way reaches 99 percent of goal

| April 8, 2014

COSHOCTON – United Way of Coshocton County Board of Control voted to officially close the 2013-2014 campaign having collected over $375,000 towards the $380,000 goal which is 99% of the goal.

The United Way, through donor dollars, supports 19 local non-profit agencies which provided services to over 20,000 Coshocton residents in 2013.

Community Impact Initiatives the United Way of Coshocton supports through grants are the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, FamilyWize prescription assistance, Free tax preparation, Volunteer Solutions, Clean Up Day, and this summer will be launching 2-1-1, the free information and referral hotline. For any questions regarding these programs, contact the United Way office at 622-4567.

For the 2013-2014 campaign, Clow Water Systems was the Corporate Sponsor.  Clow has been a strong supporter of the United Way having raised roughly $152,000 over the last five years. They have not only supported the campaigns, but have supported the Dolly Parton free book program as well.

“We found ourselves at a larger-than-normal shortfall despite the generous giving of so many through the Industrial, Retirees, Retail, Professional, Public Employees, Special Gifts, Schools and Agri-business divisions,” said Lyn Mizer, Executive Director.  “In that last month, Buckeye Brine offered a matching grant of up to $30,000 and we were able to match almost all of it. With the February Finale through WTNS and a letter solicitation, many new gifts as well as some second time givers came in. On behalf of the Board of Control as well as our Partner Agencies, we thank all of those that gave in the beginning, the middle and the end.”

The Budget committee, consisting of four board members and three community members, is meeting this week with the 19 Partner agencies to discuss their programming and future allocations.  Monies given out are those that were actually collected from the 2012-2013 campaign.


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