Online silent auction helps raise funds for United Way

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David Hennessey is executive director of United Way P.E.I.

An online silent auction helped raise money for the United Way of P.E.I. this year.

A few months ago, the organization revealed it was projecting a significant shortfall for its campaign goal and it was hoped the online auction would garner some additional funds.

The online auction ran from March 3 to 14 and featured 20 different items donated by local merchants. Among the items auctioned off were paintings, a tuna charter and hotel accommodations. The organization set a goal of $2,000 and succeeded in reaching 79 per cent of that goal.

The United Way of P.E.I. currently funds 23 priority programs across the Island. To donate, contact 1-877-902-4438 or visit www.peiunitedway .com.

Organizations: United Way

Geographic location: P.E.I., Iceland

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