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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Give the Gift of Helping Others

A United Way Volunteer for 36 years, Joan Marsden knows a thing or two about giving back to the community she loves. And while she’s spent more than three decades volunteering with United Way through...

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How Small Gestures Turn into Big Legacies: The Story of Paul Riggins

It started with a $5 bill. Ten days before Christmas in 1992 Paul Riggins taped a $5 bill to the outline of a Christmas tree hanging on the wall of the factory where he worked....

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Making the Holidays Merry and Bright for Damien Center Clients

Imagine making $735 a month, then paying $550 for rent. Now you have $185 to cover all your other expenses – transportation, groceries, childcare, medications etc. What if you were dealing with this during the...

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One Family’s Decision: Winter Gloves or Christmas Dinner?

  All Antonio Wilson wanted for Christmas was an Easy Bake Oven. Perhaps an unconventional choice for 2016, but not for eleven-year-old Antonio who loves to cook and dreams of one day becoming a chef....

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United Christmas Service Presents: 12 Days of Giving

  For millions, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is nothing more than a novelty song. Most link this old Christmas carol with other nonsensical numbers such as “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” or...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards More Than $2.7 Million to Four Agencies in Final Round of Great Families 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today awarded $2,775,000 in grants to four local organizations as part of Great Families 2020, the initiative designed to transform the lives of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable families in...

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