NORWICH – With a new fundraising campaign season in full swing, the Chenango County United Way faces what could possibly be its worst campaign in over two decades and coordinators are reaching out to the community to help turn things around.
Each year, the Chenango United Way funnels money collected through its annual campaign to local programs and non profit organizations that align with its mission to improve the quality of life for local residents, specifically in the areas of income, education and health.
“It has been 20 years since we have had a campaign below $400,000,” said Chenango United Way Executive Director Elizabeth Monaco. “We are very concerned about the direction where this year’s campaign is headed. To be below 80 percent at this point is not where we want to be.”