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September 10, 2013

Education, United Fund highlight chamber event



Monday's meeting also served as the kick-off for the annual fundraising drive for the United Fund of Woodward.

In it's mission to help children, senior citizens and the marginalized, the United Fund provides grants to 10 local organizations including: Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Kid's Inc., High Plains Outreach Center, Legal Aid of Oklahoma, Northwest Oklahoma Literacy Council, Panhandle Nutrition Center, Red Cross of Northwest Oklahoma, Salvation Army, and the Woodward Senior Center.

To raise money for those charitable grants, United Fund conducts an annual fundraising drive each fall during which they seek out donations from community members and local businesses and other organizations.  The United Fund group also holds several fundraising dinners and auctions to reach out to the community for more support.

On Monday, the United Fund asked Chamber members to contribute to the cause through a basket auction featuring tickets to various sporting events including NWOSU games, Thunder games, and the OU and OSU Bedlam game.  The basket auction raised a total of $2,250.  Chamber members were also asked to donate money to show their support as OSU Cowboy or OU Sooner fans, which raised another $1,280 for the United Fund.

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