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UNITED WAY FUNDS

More than a half million dollars from the Los Angeles United Way campaign has been allocated to five AIDS-related programs, the charity announced this week. The $543,900 for AIDS-related services is among more than $1.85 million awarded by United Way and its health partners to local agencies for 20 programs in the fields of health, family support and community services. Of the total, $1.038 million is being given to health-related programs and approximately $600,000 to programs benefiting minority communities. The full list of United Way beneficiaries:

RECIPIENT AMOUNT American Cancer Society $165,000 American Heart Assn. $20,000 Asian Task Force $164,000 American Diabetes Assn. $90,000 American Red Cross $275,000 Arthritis Foundation $25,000 Big Sisters $50,000 Catholic Charities $254,789 Children’s Hospital $170,000 City of Hope $50,000 Community Counseling Services $53,000 El Nido Services $70,000 Gay and Lesbian Community $39,500 Services Center Heart/Cancer/Lung Project $32,750 Hemophilia Assn. $50,000 Mental Health Assn. $100,000 Myasthenia Gravis $12,100 National Women’s Employment $160,000 & Education Inc. Ontario/Pomona Assn. of Retarded Citizens $9,400 Plaza Community Center $60,000

RECIPIENT PROGRAM American Cancer Society Transport cancer patients for treatment American Heart Assn. Risk factor screening to minimize heart disease Asian Task Force San Gabriel Valley Region United Way effort to help newly arrived Asian Pacific youths American Diabetes Assn. Risk factor screening in Latino areas American Red Cross AIDS education to youths Arthritis Foundation Spanish language program for arthritis patients Big Sisters Big Sisters-type pilot program for Asian Pacific girls Catholic Charities Help immigration amnesty applicants Children’s Hospital Services to homeless “AIDS high-risk” youths City of Hope Evaluate nursing home personnel education Community Counseling Services Latino Immigrant Family Outreach in collaboration with Virgil Junior High School El Nido Services Parent education in schools to reduce child neglect and delinquency Gay and Lesbian Community Staff an automated electronic Services Center directory providing AIDS information and referral services Heart/Cancer/Lung Project Tobacco education in schools Hemophilia Assn. Emergency counseling for hemophiliacs with AIDS Mental Health Assn. “About Face” project helping disturbed children and mentally ill seniors in the San Gabriel Valley Myasthenia Gravis Develop patient support program for myasthenics National Women’s Employment Find jobs for welfare recipients, & Education Inc. particularly women, in the East Los Angeles-Boyle Heights area Ontario/Pomona Assn. of Retarded Citizens Teach retarded persons about AIDS and other diseases Plaza Community Center Help reduce child abuse/neglect and family violence


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