United Way of Chatham County begins business fundraising challenge

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The United Way of Chatham County’s annual campaign is under way, and UWCC is now asking Chatham businesses to join forces in a $100 by 100 Challenge.

The goal is to raise $100 from 100 businesses in Chatham County, and to show that every donation to UWCC builds on the gifts of others and will make a significant impact in our community.

“The past year and a half has been terrifying for the Chatham residents who live at or below the poverty line,” said Katie Childs, UWCC’s Executive Director. “I know because they have called our office weekly, sometimes multiple times a day, desperately looking for help. We are calling on our local businesses to share the responsibility with United Way in ensuring Chatham County remains a safe, healthy and equitable place for individuals and families to live.”

Businesses that participate will be recognized in a public advertisement in the News + Record the first week of January, will be recognized in a mailing to UWCC’s top donors, and receive digital recognition, as well.

The challenge ends Monday, Dec. 20. For more information or to join the challenge, please visit www.unitedwayofchathamcounty.org/100by100, or contact UWCC at 919-542-1110.

The United Way of Chatham County funds 23 programs managed by its 16 nonprofit agencies that specialize in the education, financial stability, and health of Chatham County residents, with UWCC funding serving one in three Chatham residents. For more information on the agencies and programs funded by United Way, volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation, visit www.UnitedWayOfChathamCounty.org.


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