The 2004/2005 Clay County United Way Campaign will cease collecting donations at the end of the month to begin preparations for the 2005/2006 campaign.
"The United Way would like to thank area citizens for all their support during this campaign," United Way 2004 Campaign President Todd Pierce said. But, the goal of $110,000 remains to be reached. "The campaign ends Monday, Jan. 31, but we remain optimistic."
Funds generated by the Clay County United Way support 22 agencies throughout the community.
"United Way is responsible for the majority of our funding," said Jan Choate, current chairperson for Clay Co. Children's Medical Assistance.
The program helps identify students in need of assistance who have no medical insurance coverage.
"Without their help many children throughout the Clay Community School Corporation would not receive eye glasses, medications, doctor visits, dental work or any other services needed for a medical condition that makes them unable to function in the classroom."
Donations, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated and still being accepted. Persons interested in making a contribution can contact United Way Secretary Cheryl Myer at 446-2262.
"Funds that arrive after Jan. 31 can be designated for 2004/2005 by placing a notation in the memo portion of your donation check," Pierce said, explaining that agencies will receive the promised funding even if the goal is not met. "We have measures in place in case of this type of situation. So no one needs to worry if we fall slightly short."