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Nearly half-million dollar donation from a private citizen will help the Northumberland United Way climb over a significant hurdle.

Today at the Showcase of Delectables, hosted by the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce and the Northumberland United Way. The event revealed that the Northumberland United Way received a $450,000 donation from a local citizen for the sole purpose of purchasing and renovating the building at 62 Swayne Street in Downtown Cobourg.

This is an amazing opportunity for Northumberland United Way. We proudly own the property today and are about to commence renovations. The staff of the United Way and I are very excited about moving back downtown. The identity of the donor and story behind the donation will be announced as we get closer to the completion of the renovations,” said Lynda Kay, Northumberland United Way CEO.

United Way aims to raise as much money as possible, to support local programs creating local impact within the focus areas of poverty, kids, and community.

United Way represents itself as an organization that is adaptable to the needs of its communities. Over the next month, United Way will be receiving expressions of interest for funding. Based on these requests, we will be positioned to set our future fundraising goal which will be announced this fall.

“As renovations get underway, we hope to move into our new space as soon as possible,” added Lynda.

For more information, please contact Lynda Kay at United Way 905-372-6955 or lkay@nuw.unitedway.ca.