United Way optimistic about hitting fundraising goal

By WEEK Reporter

November 14, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A local non-profit is optimistic about its chances of bypass last year's fundraising goal.

Wednesday, United Way Campaign Chairs, Steve and Bonnie Gosselin, gave a mid-campaign report on the agency's largest fundraiser.

To date, the United Way campaign has raised $8.3 million. The goal this year is to break last year's total of a little more than $9 million.

Money raised from the campaign is used to support 48 organizations and more than 80 programs across the heart of Illinois.

"The needs of the community are not always as visible to everybody. When you get into these agencies and you see the work that they're doing, you see the people that are benefiting from it. It is a bit sobering in our community," said Steve Gosselin, 2012 United Way Campaign Chair

Results of the campaign will be announced on January 30 of next year.

If you would like to donate, you can call 674-5181 or visit hoiunitedway.org for more information.

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