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‘Drive for 35’ blitz expected to reach goal

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After spending the last week conducting a successful phone blitz for its “Drive for 35” fundraising effort, “Building for the Future” campaign volunteers are continuing to accept pledges towards the new Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre.

“Building for the Future” campaign chair Mark Kowalchuk said yesterday that volunteers are in the process of following up on any potential pledges, and anticipate they will be able to finalize the fundraising total by the end of the day on Friday.

The last reported fundraising total was about $741,000 at the end of last week’s blitz—just $9,000 short of the “Building for the Future” campaign goal of $750,000.

But pledges continue to come in, with organizers still hopeful to meet that goal by the end of the week (if they haven’t already as of press time today).

Those who would like to make a donation can drop by the library in person, or call the library (274-9879), Kowalchuk (275-9508), or library board chair Joyce Cunningham (275-9508).

Donations to the “Building for the Future” campaign can be small or large, in a lump sum, or spread over three, four, or five years—every penny helps to move the new Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre that much closer to construction.

Payment options, like Mastercard, VISA, and automatic deductions, are available. As well, all donations over $25 will be issued a tax receipt.

Donors who give $500 or more, or in memory or honour of others, will be acknowledged on a donor wall in the new library.

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