The United Way of Greater Niagara will try to raise $1.15 million in this fall's fund drive. That's a 5 percent increase from the amount the fund drive raised last year, when it fell short of its goal.
Even though it's an increase from 2016, the new goal is less than the $1.2 million target the organization set in 2015.
The organization announced the new goal Wednesday at its Wheatfield headquarters. The campaign funds 42 programs offered by 25 agencies.
James Briggs, president of the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council, and William Tiger, Lockport plant manager for General Motors Components Holdings, are the co-chairmen of the campaign.
The campaign runs from Sept. 13 to Nov. 30, said Erika Kastel, director of resource development.