The Coshocton County Beacon January 17, 2018 - Page 15

JANUARY 17 , 2018 www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com THE BEACON 15

UNITED WAY FUNDRAISER

COMMUNITY IMPACT INITIATIVES

2-1-1 : This is the number to reach the information and referral center for Coshocton County . Phones are answered by real people , trained professionals with access to a comprehensive database connecting you to all the assistance available .
Dolly Parton Imagination Library : Children ages 0-5 who apply will receive one new book per month to build a library of age-appropriate and well-acclaimed books to promote literacy and encourage parents to become more involved early with their children ’ s education while creating an environment for secure attachment as parents and children read together . There is no cost to participate in this program . To sign your child up , call the United Way office at 740-622-4567 .
Crunch For Health : Every fourth grade student will be receiving a free exercise ball and nutrition journal to use in their PE classes . When they are finished with them in class they will be allowed to take them home to continue healthy living at home .
Prescription Assistance from FamilyWize : Prescription cards are available to help people with no prescription coverage lower the cost of their medicine . People with health insurance can also use the cards to lower the cost of medicine not covered by their medical insurance . Most pharmacies in the United States accept these prescription drug discount cards , including all our local pharmacies . They have no usage or age limits , income requirements or registration forms , and can be used immediately . Print a card by visiting , www . FamilyWize . com or call the United Way office at 740-622-4567 .
Free Tax Preparation with the Benefit Bank : Most individuals with an annual gross income of $ 65,000 or married filing jointly with AGI of $ 95,000 can file by using this program .

HELP UNITED WAY REACH FUNDRAISING GOALS

By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
COSHOCTON – United Way of Coshocton County is almost 80 percent to its fundraising campaign goal , and there is still plenty of time to give .
The mission of United Way is to unite neighbors and resources to positively impact lives in Coshocton County . They do that by providing financial support to 17 community partner agencies and a variety of community impact initiatives that are administered with donor dollars or grants .
This year ’ s campaign goal is $ 350,000 , which is down from last year ’ s $ 375,000 . United Way Executive Director Lyn Mizer said several factors impacted the decision to lower the goal .
“ The industrial division has always accounted for well more than half of our donations and we know there has been a decrease in jobs in manufacturing and industries ,” she said . “ We also know retirees are living on a fixed income and the number of working people living paycheck to paycheck is increasing .”
However , people are still stepping up to raise funds for United Way .
“ The retiree division is very close to its goal and so is agribusiness ,” Mizer said . “ Industry still has several donations out . The professional division with the help of our hospital is exceeding goals and the schools division is very close to its goal .”
She noted that some of the divisions have gotten creative this year with their fundraising such as when Coshocton City Schools collected donations to have teachers and administrators slimed .
“ I so appreciate them being willing to take one for the team ,” Mizer said . The corporate sponsor of this year ’ s campaign is Century National Bank .
“ Our corporate sponsors are an integral part of the campaign because they help defray costs so we can get more money and donations into the hands of the programs we fund ,” Mizer said .
United Way ’ s campaign officially started in August 2017 . Mizer said it officially closes in March 2018 , but money can be attributed to the campaign fund until it is allocated in April 2019 .
Anyone interested in making a donation to the campaign can do so at United Way ’ s website www . coshoctonunitedway . org ; send a check to P . O . Box 84 , 402 Main St ., Coshocton , OH ; ask to be billed by United Way ; or ask your employer about a payroll deduction . You also can get more details on making a donation by calling 740-622- 4567 .

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

• American Red Cross
• Maternal and Child
• Boy Scouts
• Rising Tide
• Coshocton C . A . R . E . S
• Girl Scouts
• Salvation Army
• First Step
• TLC
• Handicapped Society
• Recreation programs o Canal Lewisville o Conesville / Roscoe o Coshocton City o Ridgewood o Warsaw o Union

OUR GOAL $ 350,000

100 % 90 % 80 % 70 % 60 % 50 % 40 %

30 % 20 % 10 %

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