The Girls Club of Alachua County
United Way cut nearly seventy-five percent of The Girls Club funding this year which adds up to fifty-two thousand dollars that they will have to find somewhere else. This means the athletic and after-school programs have no funding at the moment.
The Girls Club says they'll do everything possible to keep all programs and services in tact and operating normally.
United Way leaders say funding decisions come down to helping the most people at the lowest cost. People from United Way say it's a tough job deciding who gets their money.
"...What programs are applying this year, how many dollars do we have available, what programs will have the greatest impact and greatest need, and certainly that can ebb and flow from year to year," said Karen Bricklemyer, CEO of United Way.
Organizers of The Girls Club say they are very grateful to still be partners with United Way. They're confident that they'll have the support of the community behind them to make up the deficit.
By Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News
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