After Prom Donations

Question: We provide cash donations (typically $1000) for "After Prom" school sponsored events. In one of our communities, "positive activities for youth" is one of three top community needs identified in the United Way assessment. In our other community, we do not have an explicit community need identified. Should we count the donation in both communities?

Recommendation: The task force recommends counting the donation in both communities. Since goals of these parties are to prevent accidents and injury to youth, you would be addressing a public health priority and community need.

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