Stamp Out Hunger in Central Indiana on May 12!

How many of your neighbors do you think are struggling with hunger?   The truth is, 1 in 6 people in Central Indiana face food insecurity. The faces of these individuals are all too familiar...

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Fighting the Cold through the Winter Assistance Fund

“My roommate lost his job recently. He hasn’t been able to find work. I’m a full-time student right now, and I have a nine-year-old son. Our gas just got shut off because we couldn’t afford...

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United Christmas Service must raise $124,000 to help all families in need this holiday season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – United Christmas Service has provided holiday assistance to Central Indiana families in need since 1952. The program, which is possible solely through donor support, has nine days left to raise money for...

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Hark! A Finale to “12 Days of Giving”

Cue the 12 Drummers Drumming for we have arrived at our final day of “12 Days of Giving” for United Christmas Service!   As we learned in our first post, the “12 Days of Christmas”...

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A Faithful Servant

  The families stand out in Ron Pearson’s mind. The Southside painter badly injured in a fire on the highway several years ago who was facing his 25th surgery on Christmas Day, but counted his...

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FAQs: United Christmas Service

Since Tuesday, November 28, (a.k.a #GivingTuesday) we’ve shared stories of people and organizations who are standing up to be hand raisers and game changers for families in need this holiday season.   The count is...

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Santa’s Helpers Make the Season Merry and Bright

  You wouldn’t know it walking past their desks. Three teammates with unassuming note pads, color coordinated to-do lists and follow up calls to make. But if you sit quietly nearby and just listen, you’ll...

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Making Holiday Magic for Families in Need All Year Long

The holidays bring forth a certain type of magic. There’s a feeling of happiness and cheer in the air. If you listen closely you just might hear an angel get its wings. But, for many...

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Lighting the Way For Families In Need

If you’re a fan of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there are few things that compare to being “at the track.” That spine-tingling roar that arrives just after noon on the last Sunday in May, when 33...

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A Christmas Epiphany

“Why don’t we take our blessings and share them with our community?”     If there’s anyone that knows the United Way “family” inside and out, it’s Shelly Langona.   Years ago, she threw her...

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