What Poverty Sounds Like in 2019

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  Do you have a roof over your head? Can you afford next month’s energy bill? Do you know where your next meal is coming from?   For over 230,000 central Indiana families, the answers...

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Poverty Simulations Volunteer Profile: Meet Jennifer Knotts

United Way of Central Indiana’s poverty simulations give people an in-depth look at what life is like for individuals who struggle with attaining their most basic needs. This experience is so powerful that it often...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Finalists for ELEVATE Awards

Join United Way for an evening of philanthropy and community with this “Havana Nights”-themed event on March 2, 2019 to honor young professionals while raising funds to address hunger   United Way’s ELEVATE Awards recognizes...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a person seeking emergency shelter, an individual fleeing domestic abuse, a...

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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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