Monday, November 29, 2004

United Way cuts leave nonprofits struggling

Lowell Sun Online - Today's Headlines: "United Way cuts leave nonprofits struggling
Agency says new formula aids more groups, has donor appeal
By VANESSA HUGHES, Sun StaffThe Boys Scouts' Yankee Clipper Council closed its Chelmsford office July 1. It reduced the budget for its camps, froze expenses and salaries and cut its phone use, printing costs and postage.
The boys are trying to sell more popcorn for their annual fund-raiser this holiday season, while executives seek individual and family donations, the bulk of their funding.
They're trying to make up for a $78,850 cut in aid from the United Way of Merrimack Valley. "

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