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United Way of Greater Lafayette sees increase in small business donations

The United Way of Greater Lafayette is more than half-way to reaching its $5.2 million fundraising goal.

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 4:32 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The United Way of Greater Lafayette is more than halfway to reaching its $5.2 million fundraising goal.

A campaign update was given today during a meeting of its directors. Donations are coming in from corporations, small businesses and even individuals across Greater Lafayette.

Campaign Vice-Chair Jessica Redmann says traditionally The United Way is funded by large donations from large companies.

But she says each year, small individual donations are increasing and making a big difference.

"It's a way for everybody to just be a part of it. Just to have one thing that they did that they know that they contributed to helping others in the community," said Redmann.

Redmann says people of all levels and income tend to come through for the United Way, adding, "Despite not being super-wealthy, I'm going to make a commitment to give of myself and to be charitable. For us to be recipients of that is really honoring."

Redmann says more than $100,000 has been raised by small donations. Those donations average about $20. There are five weeks left in the 2017 campaign.

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