Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tally in for southern Seneca red kettle drive

From the Ithaca Journal:
volunteers invested 162 hours in raising a record $1,539.53 at Ovid's Big M ($787.50), the Ovid McDonald's ($395.44), the Ovid post office ($230.66) and the Interlaken post office, ($125.87)...[the fundraisers included]Janie Nusser, school district superintendent, and attorney Mark Sinkiewicz, of Ovid, president of the board of education. Another attorney on duty was Steven Getman of Interlaken.

Charity Watch lists The Salvation Army among its most trustworthy charities. According to the site, "Groups included on the Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, and receive "open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to AIP."

I am honored to be allowed to participate in this annual fundraising event and urge others to join us in raising funds during next year's event.