Sidney United Way Sets $87,200 Goal
To Help Support 15 Member Agencies

SIDNEY - The Sidney United Way has set a goal of $87,200 for its 2010 campaign, raising their sights to surpass last year's goal. The budget and admissions committee has presented a challenge to this year's campaign team to increase its campaign goal to provide stable funding to the 15 member agencies, and to provide additional contingency funding to attack issues of hunger, education and other community needs.

The board realizes that this past year has been most challenging for the community. Your donations have helped to supply funds to the Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club of Sidney to provide leadership and safe educational opportunities to local youth. The United Way continues to support the local food banks and Operation Merry Christmas.

In the summer of 2010 United Way purchased a new hot water heater for the Delaware Valley Humane Society. The organization sponsored a collaborative event in the spring, Fit For Life, which introduced ways to promote good health to over 80 children. The Sidney United Way United Way Photos continues to look for programs that will improve the quality of life for all area residents. The 2010 "Live United" campaign will focus on providing the services the community needs. "We encourage each one of you to give, advocate and volunteer. This is our message for our Live United Theme."

The Sidney United Way offers the opportunity to give through your one donation so that each of these 15 charities will be able to provide the services area residents depend on. The member organizations that will be funded by your donations include Boy Scouts, Catskill Area Hospice, Delaware Valley Humane Society, Girl Scouts, Literacy Volunteers, Sidney EMS, Masonville EMS, Sidney Center EMS, Sidney Recreation Commission, Southern Tier Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club of Sidney, Birthright, Sidney Youth Advocacy Program, Tri-Town Theatre and Cullman Daycare. The 2010 campaign will kick off this Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Sidney World Wide Day of Play to be held from 9 am. to 12 p.m. at Keith Clark Park. The Sidney United Way will provide free ice cream for the kids. "We have partnered with several of our member agencies to provide a morning of healthy, fun filled activities."

Reprint from The Tri-Town News