Volunteers from 17 community organizations have begun canvassing Emmetsburg to collect monies for UNIFUND 2011. This is the annual fundraising campaign for each of these community groups.
Community organizations on the 2011 UNIFUND campaign card include:
American Red Cross; Boy Scouts (Troop #46); E-Hawk Flag Football; Emmetsburg Little League (Boys and Girls); Emmetsburg Police Reserves; Emmetsburg Swim Team; Emmetsburg Volunteer Fire Department; Horizons Unlimited; Hospice of Palo Alto County; Palo Alto Child Care Council; Palo Alto County Meals on Wheels; Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary; Palo Alto Genealogical Society; Palo Alto Historical Society; Palo Alto County Council on Aging and Multipurpose Center; RSVP Volunteer Program; and, Youth Soccer (NWIYSA).
"For a lot of these groups, this is their major fund raiser of the year," said UNIFUND chairman LouAnn Huberty. "We hope that residents of Emmetsburg will donate through UNIFUND to help these worthy community organizations."
Volunteers will be stopping door-to-door to drop off donation cards. Contributions can be designated for specific groups. Also, one donation can be shared by all of the organizations. Residents can give their donation to the volunteer or donations can be returned to the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities office.
"If you do not receive a donation card, or if a donation card is left at your home and no one stops to pick up your card and donation, please give us a call," said UNIFUND secretary/treasurer Linda Rouse.
For information, call LouAnn Huberty at 852-2334 or Linda Rouse at 852-2562.
A goal of $15,000 has been set for UNIFUND 2011 under the theme "Sharing Is Caring."