UWCCI reaches 66.4% of goal

CLINTON — United Way of Clinton County, Iowa collected pledges and gifts totaling just over $70,700 at its fourth campaign report Dec. 20.

That gives UWCCI a running total of $431,609, or 66.4%, of the $650,000 overall goal. The campaign actively seeks gifts through 2018 and early 2019. The campaign is slightly behind of where it was at this time last year.

UWCCI works to improve the conditions for those who fall through the cracks. The ALICE project concentrates efforts on those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These are the people you know who watch your kids, cut your hair or wait on you in your favorite restaurant. These people often have to make tough choices between fixing their car so they can get to work or pay the heating bill.

Contributions help UWCCI to join together schools, nonprofit agencies, and government programs throughout the area. The uniting of these programs can make it just a little easier for people to find job-training skills and then have appropriate clothing, like steel-toed boots, when they get a job.

To learn more about United Way or to donate to the campaign, visit www.clintonunitedway.org, check out United Way of Clinton County’s Facebook page, or contact the local office at 242-1209 or uwclinton@iowatelecom.net.