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United Way helps Scout go to camp

Staff Reports Posted 11 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photo from United Way

ALBION – Local Boy Scout leaders Tom Madejski, left, and Bryan Catlin accept a check on Tuesday from United Way Executive Director Marsha Rivers to help cover camp costs for a scout in need.

United Way of Orleans County supports 20-plus partner agencies and programs through an application and allocations process each year. In addition, a portion of campaign funds, raised through workplace giving programs, individual and corporate donations, is reserved for needs that arise in the community throughout the year.

This month, the United Way was able to “fill in the gap” for a Boy Scout whose account, despite his own dutiful fundraising efforts and his faithful participation in troop activities, still fell slightly short of camp costs.

“Thanks to generous United Way supporters, this boy can join his comrades at Camp Dittmer, strengthening friendships and making memories that will help get him off to a confident and healthy start in life,” said Marsha Rivers, United Way executive director.

“This is just one recent example of the many ways United Way is able to bring good causes together with good people.”