Happy Thanksgiving from United Way of Bartholomew County! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday.
United Way of Bartholomew County
United Way fights for the Financial Stability, Education and Health of all people in Bartholomew County.
We bring people together to provide opportunity for those who need it most in Bartholomew County. Our work in Bartholomew County focuses in three areas - Financial Stability, Education and Health. Our collective work strengthens thousands of lives in Bartholomew County.
Mission: Our mission is to mobilize people to strengthen lives in Bartholomew County.
Happy Thanksgiving from United Way of Bartholomew County! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season.
There will be an informational meeting for anyone who is interested in learning more, on Thursday November 7th at 6:00 P.M. at the United Way Firehouse located at 1304 Hutchins Avenue.
For additional information on the program, or how to volunteer, please contact United Way at 812-375-2214.
It was a great day at Elwood Staffing as we kicked off their United Way campaign! Thank you to the 'better people, people' for helping to ensure another year of progress in Bartholomew County. We appreciate all that you do for our community.
Thank you to our friends at SIHO Insurance Services for their continued support of United Way. Your campaign will help move our community forward in 2020. We are grateful for all that you do for Bartholomew County.
If anyone is looking for a fun new activity to add to their campaign, I suggest talking to SIHO about their signature scavenger hunt!
#LIVEUNITED #BartholomewCounty #SIHOCares
Our employees worked hard throughout September and raised over $15,000 for United Way of Bartholomew Co! Take a look at all of the fun we had doing it! #SIHOCares #UnitedWayMonth
Frustration. Anger. Sadness. Panic.
These were just a few words used to describe the emotions felt by participants in today's Poverty Simulation.
One-third of Bartholomew County families work, yet still struggle to make ends meet. Today's exercise provided a glimpse into the life of a low-income family living on a fixed income and the difficult decisions they are often faced with in today's society.
At United Way we are working to help motivated people step out of poverty and into self-sufficiency in Bartholomew County.
Over one-third of people in Bartholomew County don’t earn enough to make ends meet.
It’s difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day.
That’s why we are inviting you to walk a mile the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in United Way’s Poverty Simulation.
Thank you to Turning Point Domestic Violence Services for inviting us to participate in your SOUPtember Challenge. We loved being part of your campaign kickoff!
We are grateful to all of the employees who choose to support the United Way campaign. Thank you for helping us move our community forward.
To all our volunteers: thanks for a great day!
Thank you to everyone who came out and had lunch with us today at Amazing Joe's Grill! We had so much fun kicking off the 2019 campaign with incredible community partners, donors, and volunteers.
We are grateful to Nick and his team at Amazing Joe's for making today possible and appreciate the continued support of our Campaign Kickoff Sponsors: Jane Kennedy, Associate Broker - CENTURY 21 Breeden Realtors, Williams Construction, Bartholomew County Beverage, QMIX 107.3 FM, Brainstorm PRINT, Mancino's Pizza and Grinders - Columbus, In, Starbucks.
Our Day of Service volunteers have been out all morning working on projects all across the community. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the amazing work they’ve been doing!
Stay tuned for more!
LIVE UNITED is more than a statement on a t-shirt. It's a call to action for everyone, in every community to unite, to organize, to address problems, to help those in need and to move forward together.
Today we remember those who lost their lives in tragedy and service on September 11, 2001, and how we came together afterwards as a nation to move forward together.
We had a great time officially kicking off the Cummins campaign today. Congratulations to “The Liabilities” for taking home 1st place in the trike race. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to support United Way!
We appreciate the continued support of Cummins Inc and look forward to a great two weeks of campaign!
We have a very limited number of Campaign Kickoff Lunch tickets still available. Get yours today at United Way or Amazing Joe's and don't miss the fun!
Lunch is next Friday, September 13th from 11:00-1:00 P.M. at Amazing Joe's.
Things are looking bright at Centra Credit Union!
We had a wonderful morning talking about United Way and the impact that Centra has on our local community. Thank you to the generous employees who give, advocate, & volunteer.
Join us tomorrow, August 9th, for the Bartholomew County REMC Fish Fry from 11:00-1:00 P.M. at REMC. All proceeds benefit United Way of Bartholomew County!
Day of Service is Friday September 13th!
United Way invites you to join us in a day of helping people & strengthening community. Volunteer opportunities are still available! Sign up today: https://www.uwbarthco.org/day-of-service-2019
Join us for lunch at the Annual Bartholomew County REMC fish fry Friday, August 9th! All proceeds benefit United Way of Bartholomew County.
It was a wonderful morning celebrating the United Way Campaign Champions and the impact they have on our community.
In collaboration with the Columbus Area Visitors Center, we were able to take the Champions to where our local story of philanthropy began – the Miller House and Garden in Columbus.
We are incredibly grateful for these individuals who give selflessly of their time and talent to move our community forward. They are changing the future of Bartholomew County!
Thank you to Target Columbus for helping us build a better community for all. The gifts made through their Employee Giving Program will impact countless lives in Bartholomew County. We appreciate your support, Target!
#LIVEUNITED #BartholomewCounty #target
Happy Independence Day from your local United Way. We’re happy to stand beside you today as we celebrate freedom and opportunity for all.
Today we celebrated the retirement of United Way's first and only morning receptionist, Ann King.
Ann began working for United Way of Bartholomew County in 1997. Over the years, Ann has been the first helpful face for community members entering the Doug Otto United Way Center. She has guided thousands of children, adults and families find their way to the offices of helpful community services. She has also been a kind ear to the many employees of our local nonprofits who stop by her desk each morning on their way to work.
Thank you, Ann, for all your years of service and for making each of our lives a little brighter with your presence. We will think of you each time we walk by the newly-minted Ann King Conference Room in the Doug Otto United Way Center.
Cummins Inc fundraising campaign champions met at the United Way Firehouse yesterday to volunteer at Sans Souci and begin planning for the 2019 United Way Campaign. Together, their work will impact thousands of lives in the coming year.
Since 1979, Sans Souci has provided help to local people in need. Their store has provided thousands of children, adults and families with basic clothing needs like shoes, work boots and coats. Their programming has helped local people step out of poverty and into stability. We are proud to partner with Sans Souci, and look forward to supporting your future work in Bartholomew County.
Sans Souci is gearing up to celebrate a milestone — it has been 40 years since it first opened its doors to help Bartholomew County residents.“Our longevity shows that there is a need in the community,” said Sheryl Adams, Sans Souci executive director. “It’s amazing that we’ve been here ...
For 100 years, Cummins Inc has dedicated itself to excellence in both business and positive community change. Former Cummins President and CEO J. Irwin Miller was instrumental in establishing United Way of Bartholomew County in 1967. Since then, countless Cummins employees have dedicated their time, talents and treasures to our cause - providing a way for all Bartholomew County residents to thrive.
Happy birthday, Cummins. Thank you for powering our community forward. Here’s to the next 100 years!
Congratulations to the newest class of Board Bootcamp graduates! Your service as local board members will lead our nonprofits into the future.
Summer is ON at Su Casa Columbus! Local children are learning fire safety skills in Taylorsville’s Driftwood neighborhood this morning.
Make a difference in your community this summer. Connect with our Volunteer Action Center to match your skills and passions to local needs. View a list of current volunteer opportunities to get started on a project today!
Last year we helped over 7,000 local people in need receive basic needs of food, clothing and shelter in Bartholomew County. https://adobe.ly/2QPloIx
44.3 percent of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation's students received free or reduced-price lunches in the 2018-19 school year. To keep students healthy this summer, BCSC is sponsoring 10 free summer meal sites through August. Thank you for helping to keep our children healthy and supported outside of school time.
See Summer Meal Site Information here: https://bit.ly/2QAaDtr
We hopped on a bus with Centra Credit Union employees yesterday afternoon to visit Advocates for Children, Sans Souci, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center and learn more about their work in Bartholomew County. Thanks for taking a field trip with us, Centra!
We're getting new neighbors at the United Way Center this summer! The Bartholomew County Historical Society will soon house its collection of local historical items in our warehouse space.
Welcome to the neighborhood, BCHS!
On Friday, May 10, over 1,000 volunteers completed community service projects on United Way's Day of Caring. These volunteers collectively gave over 4,000 hours of their time in a single day to support our community. Their efforts delivered over $100,000 worth of support to Bartholomew County residents and our local network of nonprofits.
View photos from Day of Caring on our Flickr page: https://bit.ly/2YPKEBd
Cummins Inc's Business Process Transformation Team spent their morning volunteering at United Way partner agencies in Bartholomew County! Thank you for giving back this morning. Your work with Advocates for Children, Human Services, Inc., Sans Souci, Su Casa Columbus, Thrive Alliance and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services will help to power our local network of nonprofits through the summer.
Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center is celebrating their 25th Anniversary today with pies from Ahlemeyer Farms Bakery!
Over the years, LCNFC has provided critical services to thousands of children, adults and families in the Lincoln Central Neighborhood. We are grateful for your work in Bartholomew County and proud of your partnership as a United Way Certified Agency. Happy Birthday!
Today! Hundreds of volunteers are working with our local network of nonprofits as part of United Way's Day of Caring.
Our Volunteer Action Center will help over 700 local volunteers complete projects on Friday's Day of Caring.
Bucceto's Smiling Teeth-Columbus is joining in on Friday, donating 20% from any order who mentions United Way to United Way of Bartholomew County.
Call in an order for your volunteer group or office, or schedule a Friday lunch meeting at Bucceto's to support our local network of nonprofits. Be sure to mention United Way!
"At subsistence level, it’s a daily struggle to make ends meet, especially if young children are in the family. You may even be surprised at who some of these people are. They attend your church. They are serving in restaurants and stores. They work in factories that build goods. They may even be you."
Thanks to Ginger Hiemenz Lirette for sharing your experience with United Way's Poverty Simulation in today's The Republic newspaper.
I was a baby. Our family was robbed of our household goods and spare cash. My mother, without money for transportation, had to drop out of school. She never made it to her job because I got sick and she couldn’t find a place to put me up for the day.I never saw my grandfather,
Change starts at the local level. Today is primary voting day for local city candidates in Bartholomew County. If you live in Columbus, please get out and vote! Local voting centers will be open until 6:00 p.m.
News Talk 1010 WCSI’s John Foster helps spread United Way’s work to radio listeners once a month on his morning show. We had a great talk with John this morning about the United Way Day of Caring, coming up this Friday!
United Way staff, board members and donors were happy to participate in Toyota Forklift’s golf scramble this afternoon to benefit the Make A Wish foundation. Toyota’s year round commitment to philanthropy helps carry the load in our community. Thank you for being such a strong community partner.
Volunteer on United Way's Day of Caring Friday, May 10. Get outside with your friends, family or coworkers for a day of giving back in Bartholomew County.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2YYBdAd
United Way staff are wearing jeans today to raise awareness for domestic violence as part of Denim Day. Denim Day is a national awareness event sponsored locally by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Thanks to Turning Point for working to eliminate domestic violence in our community.
We can do more together than any one of us can do alone.
"Board Boot Camp taught me how to ask better questions when sitting on a nonprofit board. The learning and networking was helpful to my professional growth. I feel better prepared to serve on a board of directors after completing Board Boot Camp."
Learn how to lead our local nonprofits into the future. Register for Board Boot Camp's Fall 2019 class: https://bit.ly/2S7inSK
"This community is different by design," says United Way board member Kim Bennett. "That is more than architecture and the businesses that are here; it’s the people, and it’s how we take care of the community as a whole."
Read about United Way's work in the latest issue of Columbus magazine: https://bit.ly/2XxdKoh
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