The annual United Way of Mid-Maine Fundraising Campaign will officially kick off with a breakfast celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 2. “While this is the kick-off for the annual campaign, this day is about so much more. It is about recognizing and celebrating the far-reaching impact made possible by the caring people in our community,” Elizabeth Barron, President/CPO said in a news release from the United Way.

The event, hosted and sponsored by Kennebec Valley Community College, will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in Carter Hall on the KVCC Fairfield campus. The cost is $12 per person and includes breakfast. Recognition of workplace community leaders will be made as well as guest speakers sharing personal stories of hope about how programs supported by UWMM have lifted them up in their time of need.

For more information, call 873-0686, visit www.uwmm.org, or stop by the United Way office at 105 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville.

United Way of Mid-Maine encourages giving, advocating, and volunteering to build a stronger community for us all. Over 3,200 community members in northern Kennebec, western Waldo, and Somerset counties contribute to the annual campaign. The money raised by the campaign is invested in programs and initiatives that directly address identified needs in our community. Last year contributions helped more than 33,000 neighbors receive much needed support in the areas of education, health, and income stability. The goal of the 2015 Campaign is to raise over $700,000, to be able to reach more than 35,000 people in our community.

For more than 60 years, United Way of Mid-Maine has strived to advance the common good by creating solutions to local problems facing our friends and neighbors. Proudly serving the people of Somerset, northern Kennebec, and western Waldo counties, UWMM is dedicated to improving people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.

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