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Wednesday evening, fourteen community organizations honored individuals for their contributions at United Way’s annual Volunteer of the Year Reception. Representatives from these agencies shared stories about how the selected volunteer made an...
Posted at: Thursday, April 16, 2015
It was good news to learn that $1.25 million was included in the New York State budget to continue funding 2-1-1 for another year. 2-1-1 is an information and referral helpline available to all residents in Chautauqua County. “Each year we work...
Posted at: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
A fun group of Zontians celebrated all things baby on Wednesday evening at the Marvin House. This was the first Community Baby Shower to be held during the month of April in partnership with United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. Rosanna...
Posted at: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Chautauqua County has been chosen to receive $61,422 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs throughout the county.  The award was made by the Emergency Food & Shelter Program’s National Board that is chaired by FEMA and...
Posted at: Friday, March 06, 2015
In the Sarita Weeks Room at JCC, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County volunteers and staff celebrated the success of the 2014 Campaign after raising $1,320,402.98 in the final days of the effort. “A week ago we had a $17,500 gap to fill....
Posted at: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Recently Jamestown Engine Plant employees gave $219,536.20 to their Annual Giving Campaign. The Cummins Foundation matched each dollar that employees gave and gifted an additional $219,536.20 for a total of $439,072.40. The following United...
Posted at: Friday, January 16, 2015
With about a month left in the 2014 Campaign, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is closing in on the $1,320,000 goal. “We have $1,115,384 in pledges or about 85% of our goal,” said Tory Irgang, Executive Director. “There are about 80...
Posted at: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
At just over halfway through the 2014 Campaign, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is at 47% of its $1,320,000 goal. This puts the campaign ahead of the pace from the prior year with many accounts reporting earlier results. “Our campaign...
Posted at: Friday, November 14, 2014
When heavy flooding hit the Silver Creek area in August 2009, Chautauqua County’s human service agencies were inundated with calls from residents looking for help. Officials decided to channel those inquiries through one phone number, 2-1-1...
Posted at: Monday, November 10, 2014
When Martha had her very first job she remembers having to file her taxes.  “My father taught me how to do them when I was a teenager and I have loved doing them ever since.” she explains. Several years ago, while paying her monthly bills,...
Posted at: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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