The United Way of Stephens County (UWSC) would love to say that we're on track to meet this year's goal of $325,000, unfortunately this isn't the case. After looking at all the support received through the end of the year, we are projecting a $31,000 goal shortfall.
“We have until March 31, the official end of the campaign, to make up the shortfall. It's crunch time and we are calling on the community to help. We need individuals and businesses to do ONE LAST PUSH for this year’s campaign.” said Betty Beck, United Way Chairman.
“With your help, we know that we can raise the additional funds needed to close the gap and fund our agencies who are working so hard and stretching every dollar. Remember, that all money raised here stays here in Stephens County and helps LOCAL children and families.”
What may happen if the shortfall isn't made?
At UWSC, we work to ensure that every child and family has a chance for a positive future. Children deserve opportunities to be successful in school. Hard-working families should be able to meet their family’s basic needs. Families and individuals in crisis need opportunities to find help and overcome their barriers. We're concerned that if we don't reach our goal and make up the shortfall, opportunities that many of us take for granted and that are vitally needed are not going to happen and many in the community will suffer and continue to lose hope.
How can you help us make "One Last Push" for Stephens County?
- If you haven't made a gift to the campaign yet, do it today. We even offer a "bill me" option with payments spread over the year for businesses and individuals if you don't have the funds right now.
- If your business has already made a corporate gift to the campaign, consider increasing it to help us close the gap. An extra $500 or more from all our corporate and workplace partners can go a long way. Consider doing a quick fundraising event at your business to support United Way this year. Again we can even bill your business for this in easy installments.
- If you have made a gift, consider stepping up and giving just a little bit more this year to help us close the gap.
- Set up a personal fundraising page and help us raise the funds by telling your friends and family about the difference United Way is making in Stephens County and encourage them to make a donation before March 31.
Your gift will provide hope for a family until they can get back on their feet. You could make a difference in someone’s life.
Donations can be mailed to the United Way of Stephens County P.O. Box 1632 Duncan, OK 73534-1632, online at www.unitedwayofsc.org or United Way of Stephens County Facebook page. We would love to visit with you. Call us 580-255-3648.