Rochester., N.Y. - Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization which helps children and families touched by cancer, will no longer be a United Way Agency.
The change means the Camp Good Days will no longer have a guaranteed funding source.
Last year, the nonprofit received more than $200,000.
But this year, the United Way changed the way it allocates funding, and mapped out a blueprint, identifying the critical areas in the community that it wanted to address.
"Applications came in requesting over $28 million in funding," said Patricia Davis of the United Way of Greater Rochester. "It was extremely competitive. Making decisions was really, really difficult. Unfortunately, there were many applications that were competitive, and Camp Good Days was not one of the ones we selected to move forward with."
"We understand some tough choices always have to be made," said James McCauley, Jr. of Camp Good Days. "We don't agree with this particular choice. We don't want to be selfish about it, but we are going to bring our case to the people.
Donors can still designate money to go to the camp.