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Our View: The ‘capacity to care’

Published: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 5:32 a.m. CDT

The United Way of Central Kane County has a mission. And that mission is boldly posted on its website: “To foster our community’s capacity to care for one another by connecting resources to programs helping local people change their lives.”

That’s one admirable goal. And the United Way of Central Kane County has done much to achieve what it has set out to do.

But its work isn’t over.

The nonprofit organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign this week.

Its goal? To raise $450,000, which will go toward assisting 27 agencies and 35 programs.

What the organization collects will help local agencies such as TriCity Family Services, the Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice and Suicide Prevention Services.

It’s easy to give.

Those who would like to donate can do so by visiting www.unitedwayofcentralkanecounty.org and clicking the blue “Give” button.

Or – for those who would like to get their co-workers involved – they can call Paula Yensen, executive director of the United Way of Central Kane County, at 630-377-1930 to set up a workplace visit.

In addition, a Fall Kickoff Auction is planned for this year’s fundraising campaign. A link for the auction can be found on the local United Way’s website.

We encourage the residents of Kane County to consider donating to the cause. Let’s help the United Way of Central Kane County hit its goal of raising $450,000.

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