United Way St. Croix Valley is running its Give 10, Tell 10 for Basic Needs Campaign April 8 – May 15, 2010 as part of a larger effort to raise money to close a $90,000 shortfall in last fall’s United Way fundraising campaign.
United Way St. Croix Valley’s Board of Directors has pledged to donate a $1,000 match for the first $1,000 raised in the campaign.
United Way St. Croix Valley is asking people to donate $10, and pass the campaign information to 10 friends. An easy way to forward the campaign on to friends is through sending out links to their informational YouTube video:
United Way St. Croix Valley Executive Director John Coughlin explained the importance of closing the financial gap in the campaign. “We will need to reduce funding to most agencies by at least five percent given where we stand at this time. Our hope is that we may be able to restore some of the funding if our series of small fundraising efforts over the next several months are successful. Our partner agencies are seeing increased demand for services but have fewer resources to help those in need.”
“The United Way Board is stepping up and pledging the matching money because we understand how critical the need is right now,” Board President Tonya Lathe said. “We hope we can encourage others to give by pledging ourselves.”
To donate online, visit United Way’s website at unitedwaystcroix.org.
To donate by check, please mail your donation to:
516 Second Street, Suite 214B
Hudson, WI 54016