Paying the Bills
Last month we thanked dozens of our neighbors who have volunteered to do the work of UIDN. There are dozens more who have not been named and we welcome new recruits here for the ongoing work. Much has been accomplished and, as of yet, UIDN has never had a payroll.
Through September 2020 we spent $182,000 on direct aid to our immigrant friends and only $9,000 on administrative expenses. Individual donations and events accounted for $103,000 of income; another $106,000 came from grants. The needs of the community we serve will be with us for a long time so our search for funding is constant.
Thankfully UIDN has a great fundraising team and a growing list of grantors who share our values and have funded our efforts, often more than once. Episcopal Charities is a constant support. The New York Community Trust, Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley, Vassar College, and the City of Kingston are also among those who keep us going. Still others support UIDN with in-kind gifts or by helping our immigrant friends we refer to them.
And we don’t forget that nearly half our financial resources, like all of our labor time, arrives as individual gifts from you the readers of the UIDN UPDATE. Thank you!
That’s All for October from UIDN UPDATE
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