From staff reports
LEWISTOWN - The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has reached 92 percent, or $552,730, of its goal of $600,000 during the campaign that began on Sept. 19, 2012, and runs until March 15.
The Fayette Area Lions Den is one of the agencies that benefits from working with the United Way. Director Vikki Tornambe explains how partnering with the United Way has served the The Fayette Area Lions Den:
"The Fayette Area Lions Den is very grateful to partner with United Way of Mifflin-Juniata. Funding from the United Way is an integral part of the summer programs we offer at the Fayette Area Lions Den. Without the community support of the United Way, we couldn't do what we do for the youth in our community and surrounding communities.
"Our summer programs are vital to our small community. The program helps children stay active and make new friends over the summer, as well as increase social skills.
The goals of the Lion's Den summer programs are to encourage children to grow socially, physically and intellectually in a safe and nurturing environment.
"We also want to educate each child in the fundamentals of games, sports and good sportsmanship. This past summer we had record numbers for our summer camps which was wonderful. We also partnered with the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata's summer food program to provide our summer day campers with a healthy breakfast and lunch.
"Thanks to the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata and thanks to everyone who supports them."