United Way 2014 Sets $4 Million Goal
Posted: August 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.
United Way of Northwest Arkansas’s 2014 campaign kicked off Thursday simultaneously in Fayetteville, Rogers and Siloam Springs with an announced $4 million goal.
At A Glance
Shawn Walker, chairman of the United Way board, gave this example Thursday at the kickoff of the 2014 United Way campaign.
Just to meet basic needs, a single mother of two making $12 an hour, or $21,600 a year, would spend, on average, per month:
• $581 for rent on a two-bedroom apartment
• $140 a week for groceries (she would not qualify for food stamps)
• $178 for utilities
• $125 on a car payment
• $150 for gasoline
• $100 for car insurance
• $50 for phone service
• Leaving $51 a month as free cash
Source: Staff Report
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