During the holidays, many in our region were in the giving spirit. Donations were made to those in need in the hopes of bringing some added Christmas cheer.
Unfortunately, the need remains after the holidays. One way to make sure a donation lasts 365 days is to donate to the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
While the fund-raising campaign is nearing the end for 2012, there is still time to donate. Those interested can give directly at the United Way office, either in person or by mailing in a pledge. The website is www.unitedwayncc.org. The address is 626 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y., 14048 and the phone number is 366-5424.
All funds raised by the United Way stay local and support a number of agencies.
"People in this area who have been able to give have been extremely generous," said Deborah Tederous, executive director. "This is a very giving area."
And there is still time for all residents to help.