Niagara Gazette


November 4, 2012

UNITED WAY: The gift of help can last throughout the year

Niagara Gazette — It’s getting close to that time of year again. How could the months have flown by so quickly from last year’s celebrations? Can it really be possible that the big moment of 2012 is within sight? There is still so much to do.

I’m sure many people across Niagara County are thinking this way about the upcoming holiday season. After all, this time of year tends to turn our lives into somewhat of a controlled whirlwind of activity, energy, generosity and unmistakable spirit. While it can be hectic, the overall result for most families is joy – joy in sharing what we have with loved ones and friends, joy in taking time to give thanks for the blessings we have in our lives, joy in spending time with those we love and in gearing up for new and exciting challenges in the year to come.

At United Way of Greater Niagara, the whirlwind of activity at this time of year means working toward the completion of a successful Community Care Campaign.

There are many throughout our community who do not share in the joys of the holiday season. Their days are filled with challenges — physical, emotional, financial and social. The blessings that many of us take for granted are all too often out of their reach. From the brave veteran who feels lost to the children desperate for guidance, our community is filled with stories of hurt and hardship.

For those who need a place to turn, there is United Way and the indefatigable work of our member agencies. These organizations – our partners – have committed themselves to the mission of making Niagara County a stronger community and increasing our capacity to care for those who need our help.

During this season of giving and celebrating the human spirit, the Community Care Campaign represents a unique opportunity to make your generosity last all year, right here in your neighborhood. Each year, United Way programs and services benefit more than 80,000 people across Niagara County. But the needs and challenges keep growing and the number of people who need support continues to rise.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page