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