Friday Success Story: Mom gets help raising friend’s children

When her best friend was murdered by her own husband, "Emily" selflessly stepped in to raise her two now motherless girls.

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Friday Success Story: Program benefits both senior and volunteer

When Shelly’s friend suggested she might enjoy volunteering with the Friendly Visitor program, she was hesitant at first. She wasn’t sure she had anything positive to offer.

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Colts-themed fitness room unveiled at Lilly Boys & Girls Club

For this year’s event, the Colts and Indiana Wesleyan University helped create a fitness room at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club, a United Way agency, as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages youth to be active at least 60 minutes each day.

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Friday Success Story: Hendricks County resident manages depression

The recent tragic death of comedian Robin Williams raised the nation’s awareness about the devastating impact depression has on the lives of those who suffer from this mental illness.

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Friday Success Story: Life saving cancer treatment

The 2014 Polar Vortex made winter challenging for many Hoosiers, but the severe weather was the least of “Trudy’s” concerns.

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Pat McAfee joins United Way team

Across the country, NFL clubs and players are working with United Ways to advance health and education for America’s young people. United Way of Central Indiana continues to partner with the Indianapolis Colts thanks to the help of punter Pat McAfee.

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Friday Success Story: Legals assistance prevents senior from losing home

“Louella” was recently the object of a board of health lawsuit and was in jeopardy of being removed from her home.

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Friday Success Story: Adult day services keep mom at home

About two years ago, Clair was diagnosed with dementia. Even then she fought to hold on to her independence and stayed in her apartment as long as she could. But when it became increasingly difficult to manage her own affairs, especially financial matters, she reluctantly agreed to move in with her daughter.

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Friday Success Story: Emergency childcare for mom hospitalized after accident

The “Johnson” family from Colorado were driving through Indiana on their way back home after visiting relatives over the holidays when their car was struck by a semi and overturned.

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Friday Success Story: Planting seeds

Although the Far Eastside Peace Garden had a very shaky start, the seeds planted in the community yielded much more than vegetables and flowers.

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