The 2011 United Way Campaign for Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties focused on promoting their impact to the community and offering ways others can help.
Executive Director Meg Deedrick said this year's campaign based their success on goals to promote activity. Deedrick said presentations on how United Way can benefit the community have increased by 9%.
"We're also excited to expand that circle in the education arena," said Deedrick. "We've always had a strong presence in area schools our presence in area schools is up this year by 42% and we're very proud of that partnership."
Deedrick said that within the 2011 fiscal year non-campaign revenue completely covered expenses for management and supported services.
"Management and supportive services are very important but a lot of people who invest in United Way want to be sure their money is going toward programs and initiatives," said Deedrick. "We've developed these other sources of revenue, non campaign sources of revenue, we're able to say that, so money that is raised in the campaign goes to these programs and services to make a change in our community."
Local businesses interested in organizing a campaign through the united way should call 2-1-1 or (740) 454-6872 for more information. Money raised is invested in education, health care and a social services safety net for the community.