Archive for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local United Way campaign halfway to goal

November 19, 2009

The Baldwin City Division of the United Way 2009-2010 Campaign is one half of the way to its goal of $22,500, it was announced Tuesday.

The campaign thermometer at Sixth and Ames streets shows $11,245, or 50 percent, in contributions to date. Becki Dick and Ivan Huntoon, division co-chairs, have led the effort which raises funds for 24 member agencies that serve Douglas County.

“We realize this is a very challenging year for everyone in the community, but it’s even more challenging for those who are suddenly without a job and having to see some assistance for the first time,” said Huntoon. “If everyone could give something in a small way, it could make a huge difference to the agencies who are serving more and more clients.”

The Live United campaign officially ends Friday, but donations and pledges will continue to come in through the end of the year.

“We greatly appreciate all the support the Baldwin City community has provided to United Way this year,” said Dick. “If everyone who gave to the United Way last year could manage to do the same this year, we would be close to making our goal.”

To receive a pledge form, call the UW office at (785)843-6626. Pledge options are also available at the United Way of Douglas County’s Web site’s “Give” page at www.unitedwaydgco.org. Pledge forms can be printed from there and pledges can also be made online with a credit card.

Comments

NanCrisp 5 years, 1 month ago

"The Baldwin City Division of the United Way 2009-2010 Campaign is one half of the way to its goal of $22,500, it was announced Tuesday.

The campaign thermometer at Sixth and Ames streets shows $11,245, or 33 percent, in contributions to date."

Here we go again. $11,245 is 49.97% of $22,500, not 33%. Halfway to the goal we are. But 33% is only 1/3 of the way, not halfway. I guess that now we've decided accurate math is unnecessary, just as correct grammar, usage and syntax is unnecessary.

Come on, everyone. Pile on me for making corrections. If your teachers didn't correct you through 12 or more years of school, why should I? Just because I value the BSJ degree I hold from a top-ranked university, where I was taught that getting things right in print matters very much.

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K_dub 5 years, 1 month ago

You are probably correct in your assumption that people will blast you for being too petty about such a trivial thing.

I do not know you, but in the past couple of years I have grown totally tired of being constantly reminded of how well educated you are, and how your children don't attend Baldwin schools [if I remember correctly you pointed out that parents who send their children to Baldwin schools only do so because they are afraid of their kids being bullied], blah, blah, blah. What a load of bunk!

Don't sweat the small stuff Nan.

I don't know everything - geez, I wouldn't even want to. I do know that I would rather be thought of as a kind and generous individual rather than someone that needs to show-off all the time with self-important drivel.

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