SPRINGFIELD -- United Methodists in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference are closing in on its $2.3 million fundraising goal to Imagine No Malaria.
As of Jan. 10, the IGRC was just over $24,000 of its goal with pledges and donations totalling $2,275,973. This included nearly $1.5 million in one-time donations.
A strong push in the month of December generated gifts of $103,000 that flowed through the Conference office and was remitted to the Imagine No Malaria office in Nashville. Total receipts are $1,762,005 or 76.6 percent of the goal in hand.
Church pledges, which comprised $452,740 of the total still has just under $80,000 unpaid and individuals, who pledged $595,783 have paid $264,492. These pledges still need to be paid in full in order for the conference to meet its goal.
Through November 2012, the Sangamon River District had raised more than $400,000, with Spoon River District raising $337,200. The LaMoine River District is the first IGRC district to achieve 100 percent participation by all its churches.