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United Way Exceeds 2013 Goal, Raises $4.2 Million

Local nonprofit raises more than $4 million in annual campaign
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- 2013 was a big year for fundraising for the United Way of Central Georgia which brought in $4.2 million after it's year long campaign.

The money funds programs that impact more than 100,000 people in the middle Georgia area.

At it's annual meeting and awards celebration Tuesday, the non-profit announced it beat it's 2013 fundraising goal of $4.15 million.

President and CEO, George McCanless, sent out a big thanks to Geico for it's giant contribution to the campaign.

"Geico went over the million dollar with their campaign and their company contribution this year, becoming the first company in central Georgia that has ever raised a million dollars or more for the United Way," said McCanless.

Chair of the campaign, Theresa Robinson, said the community did a great job raising money for the cause this year.

"We are just so pleased that the community really stepped up and the donors stepped up. They knew what the community needed and raising a little more than 4.2 million dollars is really going to help a lot of people," said Robinson.

The United way partners with more than 30 agencies in the area that fund dozens of community-based programs such as Meals on Wheels and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
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