Nonprofits

United Way holds campaign to benefit local nonprofits

February fundraising aimed at increasing awareness of nonprofit services in the community.
(Left to right) Vicki Fortino, Jill MacFarlane, Sylvia Jaime and Janice Wagy, all with United Way. File photo.
Provided by United Way.

United Way of San Benito County (UWSBC) is running an annual initiative, “Helping Hands – Caring Hearts,” for the month of February. The fundraising campaign is aimed at increasing awareness of nonprofit services in the community.

“Helping Hands – Caring Hearts is the United Way initiative that we hope will connect residents to United Way, and our work to help our youth succeed, our families to be financially secure and our community to be healthy,” said Sylvia Jaime, UWSBC board chair.

Director Vicki Fortino added, “This initiative is all about letting people know that United Way is here and working hard to create lasting change in [San Benito County].”

During the entire month of February, donations can be made through Rabobank, Heritage Bank, RJR Recycling, Hollister Police Department and the United Way website.

“Donors can make a donation at those locations by purchasing a “heart” for $1 on up,” Jaime said.

Nonprofits participating in the Helping Hands and Caring Hearts fundraising campaign include:

 

BenitoLink Staff