United Way seeks donations

The year is almost over but there is still time to support community-based programs.

The year is almost over but there is still time to support community-based programs.

Donations are still being sought for the United Way’s annual campaign which provides financial assistance to 27 non-profit agencies in the North Okanagan.

“A few new donors have given through the website,” said Linda Yule, executive director.

The campaign is seeking to raise $300,000, and $171,200 had been collected as of Thursday.

Yule believes donations have been slow to come in because of the economic downturn and other charities also canvassing the public.

But she is confident more contributions will come in through payroll deductions at local businesses.

Among the non-profit groups supported by United Way are the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre in Lumby, the Family Resource Centre and the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association.

Others include the Enderby Family Resource Centre, the Kindale Development Association, the Falkland Boys and Girls Club and the Upper Room Mission in Vernon.

The campaign officially comes to an end Saturday.

Donations to the United Way can be made by going to www.unitedwaynocs.com  or by calling 250-549-1346.