United Way eclipses $400K in fundraising

LEWISTOWN – The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has reached $408,137 of its goal of $600,000 during the campaign that began on Sept. 19 and runs until March 15, 2013.

Mifflin County Library is one of the agencies that benefits from working with the United Way. Library Director Carol J. Veitch explains how partnering with the United Way has served the Mifflin County Library:

“Mifflin County Library values its partnership with the United Way. Just ask any parent whose child participates in the Summer Reading Program or other youth programs throughout the year. Or ask the kids at the library, daycares and Head Start Centers when Miss Susan and Miss Kelly bring books to life. Watch the kids as they head into the library for a story time program.

“Youth and adults also benefit from the United Way partnership with the library. United Way funds are used to buy books and online resources as well as to fund the Ancestry and Today’s Science databases.

“United Way’s partnership with Mifflin County Library makes a positive difference, improving the quality of life for everyone in Mifflin and Juniata counties.”