Interlakes Area United Way
October 15, 2018:

United Way donors could win $500 gift card

East River Federal Credit Union sponsors contest for Interlakes Area United Way

imageIt's a common belief that giving back is rewarding. It makes you feel good, it can evoke feelings of gratitude and it can strengthen our ties to others.

Now, donors to Interlakes Area United Way's current campaign drive may be eligible for another reward.

"East River Federal Credit Union is giving away a $500 VISA Gift Card to one generous individual who donates to Interlakes Area United Way," said Penni Groce, ERFCU marketing specialist. "We strongly support the credit union mission of 'People Helping People,' and we believe in building success stories. That starts with giving back to the communities we serve."

To be eligible for the gift card, donors must take the 15x15 Challenge: pledge at least $15 a month in 2019 and return their pledge form to IAUW by November 15.

"We've chosen to support Interlakes Area United Way because of the significant impact they make within the community through the variety of programs they support," Groce said.

There are many options on how to give, including donating directly online at, by mail or via payroll deduction through your employer.

"Fifteen dollars a month equals $180 a year," said IAUW President Lori Gustaf. "It may not sound like a huge investment, but it can make a big difference. For example, that's enough to buy free books for a year for six children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library."

Gustaf said 494 children in Lake, Miner and Moody Counties are currently enrolled in the Dolly Parton reading program.

Pledge forms were recently mailed to all local postal customers. IAUW board members will also be delivering forms to local employers in the coming weeks.