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YMCA meets fundraising goal with surprise donation


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Today brings hope to non-profits because it's the last day you can make a donation that will be tax deductible for 2013.

It's also the last day for the Eau Claire YMCA to meet its annual fundraising campaign goal. Coming into today, the YMCA was a few thousand dollars shy, but that would change.

"I opened the mail and there was an unexpected $10,000 donation," said Suzie Slota of the Eau Claire YMCA. "I was speechless.  It was so exciting. So I called to thank her and that's when she was able to tell us that she just wanted to help us serve the community and she's proud of what the YMCA does and wanted to help out."

The donor asked to remain anonymous.  The YMCA annual campaign provides financial help to those who cannot afford a membership.  It also supports a number of programs, including one for cancer survivors.

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