Annual Kane United Fund drive is under way

Because times are tough for many Kane area families, the Kane Area United Fund more than ever needs workers and employers to step forward this year with contributions.Donations collected during the annual United Fund drive go to 18 community-service organizations.Without the United Fund assistance, some of these organizations would need to eliminate or reduce the services they provide.“Every dollar you give goes right back into our local community in the form of services,” United Fund Board President Jennifer Macey said. “No donation is too small.”The United Fund campaign now is under way and already has reached about half of its goal of $35,000, Macey said. The goal is the same as last year. It took awhile, but the campaign met this goal to serve agencies that improve the quality of life in the Kane area.A huge “thermometer” outside the entrance of the Kane Post Office along Fraley Street shows the progress of the fund-raising drive.“We’re off to a good start,” Macey said.She said some of the major contributions to date include $1,000 from Zook Motors and $250 from the Kane Eagles Club.The United Fund serves the following agencies and organizations:See full article by purchasing the Nov. 5 edition of The Kane Republican.