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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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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