LEWISTOWN - The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has reached $122,345 of its goal of $600,000 during the campaign that began on Sept. 19 and runs until March 15, 2013.
The Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council is one of the agencies that benefits from working with the United Way. Executive Director Jim Kennedy explains how partnering with the United Way has served the Juniata Valley Council:
"The Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, is proud of our partnership with the Mifflin-Juniata United Way. Through their generosity and support of Mifflin and Juniata Counties, we are able to provide positive, quality programming and support to nearly 1,000 young people and adult volunteers.
"We teach life skills to career skills, community service to being participatory citizens and leading to becoming a leader. Scouting is an important part of this community and can continue to be with your support of the United Way Campaign.
"The Juniata Valley Council also partners with other organizations to benefit our community.
In November, scouts will
collect thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items for local food pantries. We also work with community groups like the Special Needs Center and Lumina Center to support programming for young people.
"Please join us in supporting the MifflinJuniata County United Way Campaign."