The 42nd Annual United Way Telethon is just hours away. This year they hope to raise $335,000 for 15 different member agencies throughout the southeast area.
For 33 hours straight, the Estevan United Way will be raising money for groups like the Adult Day Program at the St Joseph's Hospital.
"Without that money, a lot of the activities we do with our clients would not happen," explained manager of the program, Amanda Kienlen. "We're very fortunate at this Adult Day Program to have that funding. Many other Adult Day Programs, even in the general southeast area, aren't lucky enough to have that funding."
The money allows clients to go on different outings and get out of the hospital.
"A lot of the reasons why people attend the program is because they are more isolated usually in their homes and this allows them to get out and see and do different things that maybe they wouldn't be able to do otherwise."
"As well the money is used for all kinds of crafts and different other interactive activities at the Adult Day Program itself. If that money wasn't there, a lot of those activities we do wouldn't be something that would happen anymore."
Donations can be made over the phone at 306-340-4626, online at the United Way website or in person at the Estevan Legion from 8 AM to tomorrow at 5 PM.
Last year, the Telethon raised $350,215.