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Transition Committee

United Way sets higher goal

The United Way scaled back its fundraising goal in 2008 in expectancy of lower donations due to a failing economy.

In 2007, the goal was $450,000. It was dropped to $425,000 in 2009.

“We blew it out the top, despite a tough economy, and raised $427,000,” campaign chairman Jeff Triplette said at the United Way annual campaign kick-off luncheon on Wednesday. “That was above our goal.”

This year’s goal is $465,000. (September 16, 2010, Page 1)

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    United Way targets specific needs

    After months of meeting separately, members of the three study groups that made up the United Way Transition Committee came together Wednesday to discuss which issues facing local citizens they want to tackle first. The committee narrowed down the list to five projects they say will best address the main issues facing each group. (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

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      Financial issues head list of concerns

      Members of the United Way Transition Income Committee have been trying to find ideas to help the financially needy in the L-O-U community in other ways than just being a Band-Aid.

      Financial literacy is high on the list of areas the committee is looking at trying to promote. Al Hope, committee leader and human resource director for the city of Oxford wants to see more communication with residents on what services are available. (August 24, 2010, Page 1)

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        Building a solid foundation

        A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.

         (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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          United Way steamlining focus

          Through research, a Transition Committee has been formed by the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County that’s designed to coordinate a community agenda for change by focusing on three main areas — health, education and income. Over the next few weeks, The Oxford EAGLE will publish a series of articles that examine the United Way’s three focus areas and what plans are in place or being considered to improve the health, education and income of our area’s residents. (July 22, 2010, Page 1A)

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