United Way

State Rep. Richard DeBolt describes past efforts by the United Way of Lewis County at the annual Community Partnership Luncheon last September at Great Wolf Lodge. At left is Centralia Councilor Peter Abbarno. At right is United Way board member Todd Chaput.

For the seventh straight year, United Way of Lewis County will participate in Giving Tuesday. 

According to United Way, “#GivingTuesday” is “a global movement dedicated to giving back, celebrating generosity, and inspiring charitable giving during the holiday season.”

Giving Tuesday will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and is intended to create a day for people to come together and give back. 

“In total, contributions to United Way of Lewis County have exceeded $40,000,” according to a news release from United Way.

Donations made to United Way of Lewis County on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $5,000 by an anonymous donor, and local business partners such as Book ‘n’ Brush and Dawn’s Delectables have also joined United Way to offer give-back deals on Tuesday. Book ‘n’ Brush is also donating 10 percent of total sales on Giving Tuesday to United Way, while Dawn’s Delectables is offering $5 of every lunch special purchased that day to come back to United Way.

“Participating in Giving Tuesday is about joining a movement for generosity, and there are so many ways to do that. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time or your money (which will be matched up to $5,000 by an anonymous donor).  Being generous is a way to lift families out of poverty right here in Lewis County,” said Debbie Campbell, executive director of United Way of Lewis County, in a news release.

For more information about how to participate, go to www.lewiscountyuw.com/giving-tuesday or call the United Way office at 360-748-8100. 

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