Celebrating Tremendous Diversity Within an Already Diverse Group

By Rafael Sanchez, United Way board chair   As many people know, September 15 thru October 15 is known as Hispanic Heritage month (“HHM”), where we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanics and...

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Volunteering Through a Simple Thank You

By Beth Cline I’ve been privileged throughout both my personal and professional life to have many different volunteer roles as a way to connect with my neighbors and our community.   Volunteering is a part...

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Not A Return to Normal

May 25th 7p-9p

By Ann Murtlow   We’ve arrived at the two-and-a-half-month mark since United Way of Central Indiana joined with Lilly Endowment, CICF (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Richard...

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Tech: Responding to Need at Lightning Speed

By Lauren Petersen I’m a proud United Way board member and chair of the Technology Fund work group, a small group of us “techies” who want to use our skills in meaningful ways to help...

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Who’s Essential to You?

By Jessica Di Santo, Senior Director of Communications at United Way of Central Indiana   A friend of mine sent me this picture while walking on Indianapolis’ Monon Trail. We’ve seen dozens of signs, chalk drawings and artworks, like this,...

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Taking “Care” of Boone County: How The Caring Center is Addressing Hunger in Lebanon

The impact from closures and stay-at-home orders meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 is being felt in communities large and small. While these abrupt changes to our daily lives are designed to contain the...

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Phone Buddies: Connecting Students and Seniors During COVID-19

In a time where social distancing is becoming the new norm, the need for social connection has never been stronger.   Emotional connectivity is a large part of humanity and essential to nearly every aspect...

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Indiana College Students Sharing Knowledge Through Free Online Tutoring Service

As the cancellation of classes continues and schools are temporarily shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, students in Central Indiana are experiencing a disruption in their education unlike anything they’ve ever seen before....

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United Way Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Tribute to Bedel Financial Consulting’s Elaine Bedel

Someone once gave Elaine Bedel a card that said, fearless. In it, the message thanked her for her willingness to make the world a better place, sharing her talents with others, and doing the things...

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ReadingUP Across America – Brook Park Students Attend Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s, The Cat in the Hat

Tucked away in Lawrence Township, just across the street from Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, third graders at Brook Park Elementary School hurried outside to line up at the bus in the middle of the...

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