United Way Launches Donation Website
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The United Way of Greater Rochester has launched a new website to put you in control of what you want to give and where. It's called Gathering to Give; the United Way's new way to help the community at any time.
The United Way says the website gives people a simple way to support local causes. They call it a giving guide.
Gathering to Give is the newest donation platform for United Way causes.
The organization's one day online donation drive, called ROC the Day, was so successful, it raised more than $550,000. This new website allows people to donate anytime, anywhere, for any amount.
It's set up so you can organize your own online giving group, join a current group or give to causes you care about on your own in a secure online donation. You can even invite friends to join your group.
The United Way says it's doing this to make it easier to support United Way's Community Fund with co-workers, friends and family.
There aren't any pledge forms or payroll deductions or presentations to give, just click to donate. It's really simple and the goal is to make donating a more personal experience.
The United Way will officially launch the new website at an event Thursday evening.
From every contributed dollar on Gathering to Give, 92 cents is used for programs and services throughout Monroe County.