NY United Way chapter finds its contributions in significant decline; is it the economy, or do people prefer giving directly to charities?
"The United Way is one of America's largest charitable organizations, helping to sustain thousands of small nonprofits that in turn help millions of people. But the Northern New York chapter of the United Way is needing some help itself. Its mid-year fundraising totals show significant declines in giving from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties." -- Joanna Richards, North Country Public Radio