United Way Completes 24 Hour of Giving

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JEFFERSON CITY- At 10 a.m. Friday United Way will have completed its 24 hour campaign, "24 Hours of Giving".

Volunteers and the board of directors set up camp at Central Motor Bank in Jefferson City Thursday morning to collect "change for a change" for 24 hours. They are asking for community members to come by the campaign site and donate any loose change they can find.

The funds raised during the 24 Hours of Giving campaign will add to the group's overall campaign goal of $1.7 million. Before the 24-hour campaign began, United Way had reached just about half of its goal and plan on raising more than $1,000 after Friday's efforts.

United Way President Ann Bax said, "United Way partners with 24 agencies in our community and those agencies really cover the full spectrum of needs within our community". All of the funds raised by this campaign and all others throughout the year will go directly to partner agencies.

The United Way campaign helped 88,000 people through donations they were given last year and the organization hopes to help even more this year.

To find out more about United Way you can visit their website here.