"Thank you again for your contribution," Brown said. "We appreciate your commitment to the next generation of leaders."
The board of directors have the following agencies on the list of beneficiaries of the 2009-10 Canastota Community Chest Campaign: American Red Cross Madison-Oneida Chapter, Boy Scouts of America-Revolutionary Trails Council, Canastota Boy Scouts, Canastota Canal Town Corporation, Canastota Children's Council, Canastota Recreation Commission, Catholic Charities Madison-Oneida counties, Celebration Children's Center of Canastota, Inc., Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc., Girl Scouts-Foothills Council, Inc., Great Swamp Conservancy, Inc., Heritage Farm, Inc., Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., Jim Marshall Farms Foundation, Inc., Loaves and Fishes Hospitality Center, Madison Cortland ARC, Madison County 4-H Foundation, Inc., Madison County Children's Camp, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Ride for Life Equine and Family Center, Inc., The Opportunity Shop, Victims of Violence/Liberty Resources, Inc., Wanderer's Rest Humane Association, Inc.
The goal is most ambitious set at $60,000, and it's because the board strongly believes in its purpose. Every effort is made to keep contributed dollars local and any donor can stipulate a specific agency and agencies to which they wish their dollars to go. This year's campaign starts Sept. 1 and will conclude Oct. 31.
Your support of this campaign and the vital help that it will provide will be greatly appreciated by the 23 agencies in the area. Mail your tax-deductible contribution payable to Canastota Community Chest, Inc., along with an indication of the agency you are donating to and the amount with your name and address to P.O. Box 9, Canastota, NY 13032.