For over 100 years, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has given back to the community. Today, the generosity of the community is sustaining the work of 29 local nonprofits running 42 programs that promote Academic Success, Health & Independence, A Ready Workforce, and Self Sufficiency.
“We’re currently at 65% of our goal of $1.3 million dollars for our campaign year,” said Amy Rohler, Executive Director. “All of the money raised, whether through employer campaigns or individual donations, stays in Chautauqua County and makes a big impact on programs making a difference in our community.”
More than 150 employers participate in United Way’s annual fundraising campaign by allowing their employees to give through payroll deduction. United Way staff and volunteers recently visited Shults Auto Group, IBEW Local 106, Spectrum Eyecare, Weber-Knapp, and Alliance Advisory Group. Rohler noted that they had surpassed the number of campaign presentations they’ve given to local employers within the past year and welcomed new campaigns at various workplaces.
“There are three reasons people give to United Way of Southern Chautauqua County,” says Rohler. “100% of your gift stays local in Chautauqua County. It’s an efficient and convenient way to make a charitable gift—one gift impacts 42 local programs that are helping thousands of children, seniors, and families every year. Finally, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County fosters collaborations and partnerships to leverage resources and avoid duplication of services. Our donors know that their gifts are going to programs that are actively changing people’s lives.” Rohler emphasized that now was the time to make a gift to their annual fundraising campaign so they could reach their goal.
Employers interested in running a campaign at their workplace can still schedule presentations by contacting the United Way office at 716-483-1561 or emailing Nicole Gustafson, Marketing and Resource Development Manager at email@example.com. Individual donations can be made online at uwayscc.org, by texting UNITEDWECAN to 91999, via Venmo at @uwayscc, or by mailing a check to 208 Pine Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.