CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Funding is much better this year for agencies that depend on the United Way.

The Community Care Fund is up 24-percent compared to last year.

That translates into millions of dollars for non-profits like A Child’s Place, which helps homeless children succeed and find stability.

Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth said their funding will be back at 2006 levels. “It’s a breath of fresh air,” she said.

Suddreth said A Child’s Place cut its budget by 15-percent last year. She said the priority was keeping the people on the ground, but their school supplies budget suffered.

She said instead of trimming fat, it was cutting into their muscle.

Now, Suddreth says, the agency can focus on long-term planning in taking care of an estimated 4500 hundred children in our community.

In all, the United Way of Central Carolinas helps fund 96 local non-profits. More than half saw their funding percentages increase by double-digits.

Sharon Smith, Weekend Anchor, Reporter

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