Gainesville Daily Register
Cooke County United Way (CCUW) officials raise the stakes once again for their 2014 fundraising goals — having recently announced a target of $400,000.
This is slightly higher than the most recent campaign success; in 2012, CCUW agents set a target amount of $398,000 for 2013 and exceeded it by $15,000.
CCUW officials established the goal during Tuesday’s “pacesetter” appreciation breakfast, which identifies and tributes the local businesses and organizations that “set the pace” in local fundraising. This year’s pacesetters include Callisburg Independent School District, the City of Gainesville, First State Bank, Gainesville Independent School District, Nortex Communications, North Central Texas College and North Texas Medical Center.
As in years past, the drive behind the efforts is civic improvement.
“We bring together people from all across the community to tackle the issues and develop a plan to create long-lasting changes,” according to CCUW promotional information. “Working together will ensure that our neighbors throughout Cooke County will continue to receive access to programs and services that will strengthen their lives.”
Cooke County United Way proceeds benefit 18 local agencies: Abigail's Arms Family Crisis Center, American Red Cross/Texoma Chapter, Boy Scouts/Longhorn Chapter, Boys & Girls Club of Cooke County, Boys Baseball of Cooke County, CASA of North Texas, Cooke County Child Welfare Board, Cooke County Youth Fair, Girl Scouts/Texas Oklahoma Plains, Home Hospice of Cooke County, Meals on Wheels/Tx Sr Nutrition, Muenster Youth Council, Reading and Radio Resource, Substance Abuse Council, SW Diabetic Foundation/Camp Sweeney, Texoma Area Paratransit/TAPS, Texoma Sr. Citizen/Area Agency on Aging and VISTO.
For more information, visit www.cookeuw.org.