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I have been on the board for the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties for almost 3 years now.  I have always known that United Way is a great asset for any community.  Serving on the board has given me a whole new perspective.  The work that goes into any organization, like the United Way, is huge and it takes a great organizer to get that done.  We are fortunate to have Megan to take care of that for us.

With the many deserving organizations in our community it is sometimes difficult to determine which one of them you will donate your time and/or funds.  The United Way is here to assist you in determining what organizations are available and what their missions are.  This gives you a one stop shop to see what organization best align with your beliefs and where you would like you charitable dollars to go to.

Rest assured that all organizations that the United Way supports have provided an outline of how the funds they receive will be used and the groups that those organizations will assist with the funds.

During the Christmas season we all are preoccupied with our lives, making sure that our families have memories to look back on and smile.  I think it is important to remember that there are those that don’t have the luxury to be preoccupied as they struggle just to put food on the table and maintain shelter for their families.  This is the season of giving and I know we all do what we can in hope that we can take the spirit of the season and continue it through the whole year.

The United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth County is not only a great place for the community to go for help, but it’s a great place to find out where help is needed. It is great to have an organization that can help point the community in a direction where they can either give financially as they can or to find a place where they can physically do something for someone.

Wishing everyone a great Holiday season.

Kevin Paynter
Mortgage and Commercial Loan Officer and Whitewater Branch Manager, Fort Community Credit Union