Meeting needs, not goals

For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — When people think of the Tipp City Area United Way, they usually think of the thermometer, and — if we are coming close to meeting our campaign goal — how red is our United Way Thermometer?

“And we do set an ambitious campaign goal each year,” Deb Carr, Executive Director said. “But our volunteer board members and myself, are more interested in telling the story of the impact we are having on the community. While we need to reach our goal in order to have the funds to do the work, it is the work we do with the funds that is the important thing.”

“Tipp City Area United Way is working to address our community’s most pressing needs in Education, Income, and Health services,” Pam Catalano, Campaign Chair, said. “We do this by supporting effective programs of local non-profit health and human service agencies that meet identified community needs. We also take the lead to develop, coordinate, and facilitate, new programs to fill gaps or meet emerging needs.”

The Tipp City Area United Way is aiming to meet or exceed their goal of $150,000. The organization has already collected $7,880 and needs much more support.

Watch their progress — you can find the thermometer downtown at the Tipp Monroe Township Building or online by clicking the donations tab. But, it’s not about meeting the goal; it’s about how those funds will enable the United Way to meet community needs.

“Like all investors, our donors want to be sure that they are getting a good return on their philanthropic investment. We can assure them they are. We carefully review our partner agencies programs for proposed impacts; we look at financial and governance information, and we require year-end reports. All of these measures ensure that the funds we invest on our donors’ behalf are making the greatest impact that they can,” Phil Cox, Co-Campaign Chair, added.

The United Way encourages you to be a part of meeting that need. Send your contribution to Tipp City Area United Way, PO Box 95, Tipp City, OH, 45371 or by credit card through our website. You can also check with your employer to see if donating by payroll deduction is available.

If you are going through a difficult time and need assistance or want to find out more, please contact Deb Carr at (937) 669-3863.