Campaign brings in $1.25 million

The United Way of Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen has raised more than $1,253,257 in its 2015 fundraising campaign.

The United Way of Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen has raised more than $1,253,257 in its 2015 fundraising campaign.

The campaign officially closed last Thursday, achieving 84 per cent of its goal.

“Despite the state of the economy, our community continues to support United Way making an extraordinary impact throughout the Okanagan Similkameen,” said executive director Shelley Gilmore.

“Our volunteer impact teams will now go to work evaluating agency applications and determining the best, sustainable investments for these funds.”

The money raised will be invested in programs addressing the root causes of poverty throughout the region.

The United Way has served the region for 65 years. It is working with agencies, governments, municipalities, associations, businesses and individuals.