The United Way of Aroostook's Campaign Goal has been set for 2019-2020.

A goal of $675,00 has been set by the United Way of Aroostook’s Board of Directors. Monies raised will be distributed to County health and human services agencies which serve children, families, and seniors with health, education, and basic needs to help them become financially independent.

Donations will also help fund United Way coordinated programs such as Stuff the Bus AroostookSanta’s Sleigh, 2nd Chances Kids’ Community Closet and more. The United Way of Aroostook, through these programs and agencies, currently touches 1 out of every 2 people living in Aroostook County.

The United Way of Aroostook has named the inaugural 2019-2020 Campaign Family. It is Tony and Amber Lahey of Caribou, and their twin eight-year-old daughters Morgan and Meredith. Typically, the campaign is chaired by an individual or co-chaired by two people. Tony Lahey says they honored to be named the inaugural United Way Campaign Family. “We view this as an opportunity to show everyone that there are many other ways to be able to contribute to the United Way, either financially or through volunteerism, than just through your workplace."

Tony is an Accountant at MMG Insurance Company and has been on the United Way Board of Directors for 5 years. Amber is a Referral Coordinator at Pines Health Services and is beginning her involvement with the United Way this year. Morgan and Meredith are entering the 3rd grade this year and are both graduates of the Dolly's Imagination Library program and the United Way created Summer Slide program.

If you or your organization would like more information about the United Way of Aroostook or the possibility of having a Workplace Campaign, there will be a Campaign Kick-off Breakfast being held on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 8:30am at Café Sorpreso in Presque Isle.  Please RSVP to elaine@unitedwayaroostook.org or call the office at (207) 764-5197.