Community Need Exceeds United Way Resources Available
MINOT, ND – Souris Valley United Way is seeing a decrease in donations while the needs of the community continue to grow. The decrease in annual giving will have a significant impact on the funding available to twenty-three local non-profit programs which rely on support from the United Way.
“Everyone needs a place to turn when faced with tough times, and United Way is often at the core of our community’s most important programs to help people in need,” said Patricia Smith, Executive Director. “United Way strives to be a stable source of income for local programs so the non-profits can focus on people and services.”
Smith is asking the community to contribute to their Holiday Hope campaign which can be found on their website at svunitedway.com.
Donations stay right here to support 23 local programs. Dolly Parton Imagination Library program provides 1,700 children between the ages of 0-5 a monthly gift of reading. A donation for just $25 will support one child for a year.
Minot Backpack Buddies program provides 250 children in need weekend supplemental nutrition during the school year. Currently 1,000 children could receive this support. The program cannot grow without donations. A gift of $360 gives a child in need 6 meals and snacks each week during the school year.
Smith urged the community, “to LIVE UNITED and make a donation today.”
Donations can also be mailed to 1941 4th Street SW, Minot, ND 58701.
For more information visit www.svunitedway.com or call 701.839.2994.