United Way Halfway to 2017 Goal


Published on November 29 2017 2:55 pm
Last Updated on November 29 2017 2:55 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

United Way of Effingham County is halfway toward its 2017 fundraising goal.

United Way Chief Professional Officer Linda Hemmen said, to date, $150,254 has been raised, or 49% of this year's $305,000 goal.

25 local agencies will benefit from this year's campaign. They are Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid Illinois, Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts Lincoln Trails Council, CASA, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search and Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Effingham County, One Hope United, Oneighty, Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies,Senior Services of Effingham County, Strategic Training and Restoration, Stopping Woman Abuse Now, and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.

Donations can be made to 1108 South Willow, PO Box 2, Effingham, IL 62401.