United way campaign kicks off Thursday

By Chris Swick
September 09, 2015

Thursday is the official kick off to the United Way of McPherson County's 2015 campaign and United Way Executive Director Anne Kirchner says it begins with the weekly McPherson Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the McPherson Museum.

Kirchner will provide a video presentation and basic details of the campaign during the Chamber coffee. Partner agencies will also be available during that time.

“That's actually where the campaign dollars go,” Kirchner said. “So we're going to have an information fair so people can actually come and meet those agencies and learn about the services.”

A new function that will be introduced on Thursday will be a campaign blitz.

“Our goal is to bring community members out to meet the agencies, educate themselves about what we do and why we do it,” Kirchner said. “And then, if they feel inspired, they can make a donation pledge on the spot.”

The goal for the 2015 United Way fund raising campaign is 225 thousand dollars by December 31.