The United Way for Cortland County is underway with its 2020 Fundraising Campaign, which for the second year will include weekly on-air giveaways of $50 gas & grocery gift cards on X101 Always Classic.
Joining Vinnie Bellardini on today’s (December 4) Morning Drive show for the first drawing were Campaign Associate Elizabeth Webster and Co-chair Jenna Gregory, along with Missie Horton from CFCU Community Credit Union, which is sponsoring this year’s giveaway.
Drawings will continue for another nine weeks, excluding the Christmas holiday week, with winners announced Wednesday mornings after the 9:00 newscast. (click here for more information)
A final grand prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 12, for a $500 gas and $500 grocery card.
In order to qualify, community members must give at least $65 to the Cortland United Way’s campaign, which equates to a pledge of just $1.25/week. While it’s very early, Webster says the 2020 campaign goal of $380k is already about 22% along the way.
The United Way then distributes these funds to various nonprofits and initiatives that assist Cortland County residents in need throughout the year.
Press play below to listen to the live drawing from this morning: