2022 Building Bridges to Brighter Futures Campaign

2022 Building Bridges to Brighter Futures Campaign Support United Way of Indiana County
2022 Building Bridges to Brighter Futures Campaign

About 2022 Campaign

Solutions to advance our community

The United Way of Indiana County is working to address root causes and provide long-term solutions to the obstacles facing our community by investing in the building blocks to a healthy life. Education, financial stability, health, and meeting basic needs are the foundation of healthy lives and families, creating pathways for a strong, supportive community.

Education - Helping children and young adults achieve their full potential: Communities That Care Prevention Coalition, readiness to succeed in school, academic achievement, social and emotional learning, empowered and engaged families and life success

Health - Create an environment where residents, families, and communities can access the support they need to maintain or improve their health and well-being: a healthy start, safe home & community, quality health care & social services, supportive services for mental health & chemical dependency, healthy lifestyles and opportunities

Financial Stability - Connecting individuals to opportunities that help their families break the cycle of poverty and economically prosper: basic needs, shelter & utilities, food support, disaster support, access to education programs

​BUILDING COMMUNITY, IMPROVING LIVES

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Date

Starts at:  October 1, 2022 3:00 PM
Ends at:  October 1, 2022 3:00 PM

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Dear Supporter:

The foundation of the United Way is to mobilize the caring power of Indiana County.  An organization like the United Way is in a uniquely different position where they were challenged to continue meeting the needs around us, while being called to respond to the additional community needs caused by the COVID crisis.

It was truly inspiring to watch the way the United Way stepped up to help solve problems this year.  They established an Emergency Relief Fund which put $87,000 into the hands of those who lost employment due to COVID.  They also brought schools and nonprofits together to address food security for school children, and took over financial management of a meal delivery program for seniors.

These projects were front and center while continuing support to our partner agencies, who adapted to provide essential services to address addiction, domestic violence, and physical and mental health for children.   These needs don't go away in times of crisis, in fact, they often become amplified.

This year's fundraising campaign is unique in that we know there is so much work to do during a challenging time, but we know that TOGETHER we have the means and strength to do it.

Your donations are needed now more than ever.  We ask that you join us in moving forward together, supporting one another because, ultimately, we are in this together.  Let us help make Indiana County #CommunityStronger!

A Note from our Campaign Chairs

Hi! We're Chris Adams and Amanda Hilliard. We are so excited to have the roles of United Way of Indiana County Campaign Co-Chairs this year.

Like many of you, we're both very attached to Indiana County. We've made our homes here, have found meaningful work here, and are raising our kids here.

When we're not on a ballfield or ice rink, we keep busy enjoying local events, supporting our Indiana County restaurants and small businesses, as well as, enjoying local adventures.

While our lives are full of opportunities, we also get a glimpse of need. It's not subtle or isolated. It exists in every pocket of our county. Too many families not making ends meet. Too many kids are without healthy lifestyles.

With need, comes the chance for change and impact and improvement. We've observed that there are gaps to bridge through all Indiana County communities so that more families can have access to resources that help them have their basic needs met.

In our roles with the United Way of Indiana County, we want to help bridge those gaps. That's one of the reasons the theme for this year's fundraising campaign is "Building Bridges to Brighter Futures." We believe that building the bridges that create and connect a network of communities, schools, leaders, and donors from all areas of Indiana County can help us work together to fulfill the needs of our neighbors now and in the future.

We are proud to represent this year's United Way campaign, and we invite you to help us create a difference in Indiana County by making your donation today!

Let's create more miracles in our neighbors' lives by supporting the #YINZUNITED raffle. So, get your terrible towels waving and buy raffle tickets for a chance to meet Franco Harris and win some other fantastic Yinzer prizes!

Why United Way?

​The United Way of Indiana County is committed to improving the health, education, and financial stability of our community. We envision a community where people thrive, live healthy lives, and everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS
  • ​211 - 24/7 lifeline for people seeking supportive services
  • accessAbilities - Home Support for Seniors
  • Alice Paul House - Victim Advocacy and Shelter, Healthy Kids Carnival, Meal Services, Financial Assistance for Utilities, Rent, and Mortgage
  • American Red Cross - Disaster Services
  • Burrell Township Library - Child and Caregiver Programming
  • Camp Orenda - Mental Health Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Chevy Chase Community Center - Community Meals
  • Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County - Annual Family Fun Fest
  • Communities That Care Prevention Coalition
  • County of Indiana - Critical Incident Stress Management Team Training
  • Girl Scouts - Scholarships
  • Head Start - Behavior Management Staff Coaching Curriculum
  • Indiana County School Districts - Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
  • Indiana County 4-H Clubs - 4-H Discovery Day Camp
  • Indiana County Community Action Program - Power Pack Program, Client Transportation, and Financial Assistance for Utilities, Rent, and Mortgage
  • Indiana Recovery Center - Recovery Capital Assessment and Fundamental Goals of Health, Education, and Financial Stability
  • Laurel Highlands BSA - Scholarships
  • Lifesteps - Family Care Mobile Resource Center and Child Check Program
  • Salvation Army - Summer Day Camp, Comprehensive Emergency Assistance, Financial Assistance for Food, Utilites, Rent, and Morgage
  • The Care Center - Raising Healthy Kids
  • The Open Door - Addiction Services
  • VNA
  • YMCA - Adapted Sports, Anti-Hunger Food Program, Summer Day Camp Wellness, Big Heart, Little Hands
​TOGETHER, WE ARE BUILDING COMMUNITY AND IMPROVING LIVES!  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WORK, VISIT WWW.UWINDIANACOUNTY.ORG. 

Support our Campaign

Our philosophy is that together, UNITED, we can accomplish more than any one person or single agency could alone. The United Way understands that the challenges our community faces can seem overwhelming. But change is possible when we pool our resources, our expertise, and our efforts, and focus on the issues that matter most, to help those who need it the most, in ways that achieve the greatest impact.

Donate today to support the work in our community!

Thank you for our shared commitment to improving the health, education, and financial stability of our community!

Donate for a Chance to Win!

Your investment not only helps to create brighter futures but it will also qualify you to receive a ticket for our campaign raffle. Contributors who donate at least $50 per year to the UWIC prior to campaign close will receive a ticket for entry into the Tier 1 level raffle. All contributors who donate at least $208 per year; will receive a ticket for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 level raffles, along with the Grand Prize. Winners will be drawn on February 16, 2023. For official rules and regulations, please visit www.uwindianacounty.org/campaignraffle. 

Small Games of Chance #20211107  |  Special Raffle Permit # 20223009

GRAND PRIZE
  • Trip Package Valued at $2,500 - Donated by Colonial Motor Mart, Colonial Toyota and Mark Arbuckle Nissan
TIER ONE
  • ​Overnight Stay at Hilton Garden Inn & Gift Certificate to CH Fields Craft Kitchen - Donated by Hilton Garden Inn & CH Fields Craft Kitchen
  • Decorative Concrete Garden Bench - Donated by ICTC
  • Lucy Rae Gift Basket - Donated by Lucy Rae
  • Nix Play 10.1' Smart Photo Frame - Donated in Memory of Blair Crusan
​TIER TWO
  • ​Blackstone 36" Griddle - Donated by Romeo's Pizzeria & Mediterranean Kitchen
  • 50" Smart TV - Donated by Reliant Holdings, Inc
  • Gas Patio Heater - Donated by Lowe's
  • 2023 Family Pool Pass for Mack Park - Donated by YMCA