Blanche Chipman, Executive Director, and the Board of Directors of the Beardstown United Way, have announced the beginning of the 2014 campaign drive.
Live United! is the slogan for the United Way’s 2014 campaign which is presently underway. The goal for this year has been set at $164,700.00.
This is an extremely ambitious 2014 campaign. They reached their goal last year of just over $157,000 and expect to again make their goal in 2014 with the help of community-minded citizens.
The Beardstown United Way services thirty (30) different local charities that involve monetary disbursements to four categories: 1. Youth ($48,750); 2. Senior Citizens ($22,500); 3. General Public Needs ($69,250); 4. Special Needs ($14,000).
The breakdown in the four separate categories defines what the needs of the community are as they attempt to cover the many aspects of the 30 separate organizations and their specific needs.
With continued support from local citizens, along with corporate and local businesses donations, it is possible the Beardstown United Way will continue to be successful in reaching out to all thirty of the charitable organizations.
In the very beginning, the Beardstown United way had a goal of just over $12,000 and had nine local charity organizations receiving funding. As they say, “You’ve come a long way baby!”
Agencies and amount they will receive: Prairie Council on Aging - $12,500; American Red Cross - $4,000; Cass Council on Aging - $10,000; Boy Scouts - $3,000; Beardstown Rescue Squad - $5,000; Beardstown Ministerial Assn. - $2,500; Beardstown Baseball - Softball Assn. - $10,000; Girl Scouts - $3,000; Salvation Army - $4,500; Pool-Youth basketball - $3,000; Crisis Center Foundation - $5,500; Habitat for Humanity - $3,000; Beardstown Public Library - $10,000; Cass County Teen Reach - $4,000; Beardstown Special Olympics - $5,000; Cass County Human ?Resources - $8,500; Beardstown Community Parks - $12,500; Christian Love In Action - $7,000; Cass County Food Pantry - $10,000; Cass/Schuyler Hospice - $7,000; Midwest Youth Services - $6,000; Beardstown Immigrant Foundation - $2,000; Heritage Preservation Foundation - $3,500; Beardstown Main Street - $2,000; Beardstown Boxing - $2,000; Shop With A Cop - $3,000; Tiger Closet - $2,500; Fireworks - $1,000; Pregnancy Resource Center - $1,500; Emblem Club - $1,000; Administration - $10,200. Total: $164,700.