United Way of Central Indiana unveils 100 Heroes

As part of its centennial celebration, United Way asked the community to nominate any person who raised a hand to help others and made a positive impact in the community   INDIANAPOLIS – One hundred...

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How the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA Saved Vivian from Surgery

When Vivian tore a ligament in her heel, it seemed like surgery was her only hope for rehabilitation. Before she said yes to surgery, she had one question: Would therapy work? She found her answer at the Barbara...

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How a Few Pies Add Up Big for Pies by Anthony

Anthony loves pie, but he loves giving back to the community just as much. This sixth grader at St. Lawrence Catholic School has his own pie making business called Pies By Anthony and is giving...

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Tangram Music Club Makes the Holiday Season Merry and Bright

When Diane Schmidt walked into the Tangram office to inquire about volunteering, the team there had no idea the amazing journey that was about to begin. Lindsey Hill, Marketing Manager at Tangram, saw a background...

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Enterprise Strengthens Communities One Neighborhood at a Time

  Enterprise Holdings is committed to making life better in the communities where its customers and employees live and work, one of those communities being Central Indiana. Since 1969, Enterprise has been at the forefront...

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A Chance for Career Success

  “Nobody wants to hire you once you’re involved with the criminal justice system,” says Jeremiah Davis. As he was beginning to lose faith, he found opportunity for career success at Goodwill of Central and...

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Shattering the Stereotype of Substance Abuse

Rachel Beehler was on a path to success. She was a straight-A student, active in school and living with a stable family in a safe suburban town. Rachel enjoyed spending time with friends and family...

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How A Horse Named Mikey Helped Laila Learn to Walk

From the way five-and-a-half-year-old Laila giggles, skips and hops her way through physical therapy, you’d never know that she couldn’t sit up until she was 13 months old—the same age at which most children begin...

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Breaking Through Barriers with Kindness and Compassion

Elel Williams faced many physical, medical and cognitive challenges during his life, one being a difficulty pronouncing words. Elel was hard to understand, which created a barrier that was difficult to overcome. These situations could...

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Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center: Empowering People to Reach Their Goals

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (MRNC) has been devoted to helping people in our community since 1911. They have a long history with United Way of Central Indiana, dating back to 1923 when United Way was...

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