So far, more than $1.05 million has been raised for the Lycoming County United Way annual campaign. Another $670,000 is needed to reach the year's goal of more than $1.72 million.
Contributions have picked up in the last few weeks, said Virgil Probasco, United Way volunteer chair of the 2012 campaign, in a press release.
The campaign money is used to support 44 human service programs throughout the county. About 97 percent of the funds stay in the area.
In the past year, 46,379 county residents have been helped by a United Way-funded program, or one in three people.
The majority of the gifts come through workplace giving and many have reported increased giving from last year. Employee giving is up 17 percent at AutoTrakk, 23 percent at Kellogg's and 62 percent at The Tech Group.