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YOUNGSTOWN United Way gives funds to 8 nonprofit agencies



Published: Tue, January 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The 2001 campaign has been extended through January.

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way has distributed $33,000 through eight nonprofit agencies to meet community concerns.

The allocations are in addition to the regular campaign disbursements.

Receiving funding were Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care, $5,000; Community Legal Aid Services, $2,000; Senior Independence (transportation support), $3,000; Ursuline Sisters AIDS Ministry, $2,000; D & amp;E Clinic Camp Challenge (summer day camp for children with emotional problems), $15,000; Beatitude House (child advocacy program), $2,500; SMARTS (arts and education project), $1,500; GT Community Empowerment Program (support for day-care and employment programs), $2,300.

Meeting set: The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way Community Investment Committee will meet early in February to allocate funds raised during the 2001 annual campaign.

Don Cagigas, UW president and CPO, said the campaign has been extended through January in an attempt to reach its goal of $3.25 million.

To date, the campaign has raised $2,668,187, about 83 percent of its goal.

The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way has a new Web site -- www.ymvunitedway.org -- that contains detailed information about the United Way organization, including programs funded and volunteer committees.

Also, JoAnn Stock, UW campaign and marketing director, said donations can be made directly through the secure site.




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