November 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
The United Way of Cass-Clay has raised just over $2 million toward its 2010 campaign goal of $5 million.
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While I understand the United Way does a number of positive things in the community, it appears to me as though they spend more and more time wanting money, and less and less time actually out in the community doing actual work. At my workplace, they push to get everyone to donate to the United Way, but to me, it seems as though they spend so much time and money trying to get more money, that I wonder how much time and money they actually spend helping people in the community. Holding a social at the Hilton? And how much good does the 35 under 35 actually do? And the DVD they present to companies trying to get them and their employees to donate doesn’t look like it was done on the cheap either. While I do understand they do a number of good things in the area, I wonder if they could not do more positive things if they stopped worrying so much about how much money they are raising and holding galas at the Hilton, could they not do more things in the community? In this event, would a simple press release put out on their website have sufficed, instead of wasting resources and time on something at the Hilton? This is why I don’t donate to the United Way – if I wish to help out an organization, I will give directly to that organization, or volunteer my time. I just worry the United Way has lost their way and that they have lost focus on the community they are trying to serve.
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I know last year instead of giving their employeeâ€™s gifts for Christmas BCBS of ND donated the amount of money they would have spent on those gifts to the United Way of Cass County. They did this because they cut a lot of things last year, and part of that was pay, so people did not have as much to give.
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