United Way of Porter County

United Way of Porter County We are an advocate for health, education, and financial stability. Together with more than 400 community partners, 2,300 donors and 4,000 volunteers we are uplifting lives across Porter County and Northwest Indiana.
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Have you gotten your ticket to the Hilltop Food Pantry benefit dinner yet? unitedwaypc.org/Hilltop
10/22/2020

Have you gotten your ticket to the Hilltop Food Pantry benefit dinner yet? unitedwaypc.org/Hilltop

Hilltop Neighborhood House and United Way of Porter County have partnered together to host 2020 Benefit for the Hungry, a fundraiser aimed at providing food for individuals who frequent the Hilltop Food Pantry in Valparaiso.

Read more about the initiative here: https://valpo.life/article/hilltop-neighborhood-house-and-united-way-of-porter-county-partner-together-to-host-2020-benefit-for-the-hungry-event/

10/22/2020
AmeriCorps: Live your Passion

Live your passion with AmeriCorps. #americorps #liveunited #gettingthingsdone #nwi unitedwaypc.org/americorps

Everyone gets disappointed and frustrated—even little kids. So how do you help your children handle those difficult emot...
10/16/2020
CECMHC | Ideas for Teaching Children about Handling Disappointment/Different Emotions

Everyone gets disappointed and frustrated—even little kids. So how do you help your children handle those difficult emotions? Try these tips from Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, like learning to label their emotions or having them take deep breaths by "smelling the flowers" or "blowing out the birthday candles."

This website was made possible by grant number 90YD0268 from the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the f...

Take advantage of the cool weather this fall with these 9 ways to stay active! 🍂 Thanks for the tips, FamilyWize. #activ...
10/09/2020
9 ways to stay active as the weather cools

Take advantage of the cool weather this fall with these 9 ways to stay active! 🍂 Thanks for the tips, FamilyWize. #activelifestyle #autumn #fallweather

As autumn and winter approach, take advantage of the many opportunities to stay active as the temperature starts to drop.

Order a takeout meal on November 8, and help a family in need!  With each dinner purchased, a family in Valparaiso will ...
10/07/2020

Order a takeout meal on November 8, and help a family in need!
With each dinner purchased, a family in Valparaiso will get a full Thanksgiving meal and a week's worth of groceries.

Buy your tickets now at unitedwaypc.org/Hilltop.

Its been a rough year for everyone in many ways. Let's end 2020 by helping someone else who is hungry. When you eat a dinner, you sponsor a food insecure family living in Valparaiso get their full Thanksgiving Dinner and ALSO another week's worth of groceries at the same time, ALL from the Hilltop Food Pantry.

"You Eat.....They Eat" 2020 Benefit for the Hungry with Don Quijote Restaurante and United United Way of Porter County is here.

Double your love now....because if you buy any meal for this event for yourself, your family, or even just to sponsor another's meal, thanks to a Lilly Foundation Grant to the United Way of Porter County the meal you eat turns into a United Way $25,000 matching grant. What an incredible way to double or triple your impact. United Way of Porter County

The food at Don Quijote Restaurante is as good as it gets! "You Eat....They Eat" is a great way for them to to help.

Can't pick up a take out meal that day for yourself? Donate anyway and that meal too will go back to a hungry family living in Valparaiso. So ANY meal purchased goes towards the matching grant to buy food for the Hilltop Food Pantry. See below for more details and visit:
https://www.unitedwaypc.org/Hilltop

To purchase your tickets or make any donation to feed food insecure families this November visit the site. Make everyone's Thanksgiving special!

100% of the proceeds of the event will go to the Hilltop Food Pantry for Thanksgiving baskets and include an extra week's worth of groceries in each basket, all to be passed out the week before Thanksgiving! **All families served live in Valparaiso!

*Please share this post! And feed some of your neighbors who need a hand up this holiday season!

10/07/2020
AmeriCorps Seniors

Our sweet Evelyn Harris cooks up great things in and out of the kitchen!❤️🎉 #AmeriCorpsSeniors #communitystrong #hereforyou

Our friend Evelyn Harris of United Way of Porter County is cooking up a great recipe to share how AmeriCorps Seniors brings out the best of America. #AmeriCorpsSeniors

Just one of the many United Way Network partners we're working with to help residents get back on their feet. Share the ...
10/02/2020

Just one of the many United Way Network partners we're working with to help residents get back on their feet. Share the resource with those you know who are in need. #hereforyou #communitystrong 💪❤️

🤲 Help Available 🤲
We have monies available through the United Way of Porter County for Porter County residents directly affected by the pandemic.
To qualify, the hardship must have occured in 2020 and is a direct result of the pandemic, such as current unemployment or health issues.
Contact us at 219-464-9736, Ext. 216, to discuss eligibility.

Enrollment is open now! Give your baby a head start with support from Parents as Teachers of Porter County.
10/01/2020

Enrollment is open now! Give your baby a head start with support from Parents as Teachers of Porter County.

This September, we're renewing our commitment to ensuring everyone has access to enough food for a good life. With your ...
09/29/2020
On Our Way to A Billion Better Days: Take Action Against Hunger | United Way Worldwide

This September, we're renewing our commitment to ensuring everyone has access to enough food for a good life. With your help, United Way of Porter County supports programs that assist 9,100+ people in our community with food resources and more. Will you give today to help ensure no one in our community goes hungry? #hungeractionmonth #liveunited

This summer, United Way joined Kellogg’s 3 Billion Better Days campaign to feed more hungry kids and families through our summer meals programs.

Rick and Sue enjoy delivering meals for the Michigan City Meals on Wheels program—even during the pandemic. Rick says, “...
09/17/2020

Rick and Sue enjoy delivering meals for the Michigan City Meals on Wheels program—even during the pandemic. Rick says, “We do it because they depend on us.” #seniorvolunteers #rsvp #volunteering

Saturday, Sept 12 - Mega Food Market at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Merrillville. Porter County Mega Food Market i...
09/11/2020

Saturday, Sept 12 - Mega Food Market at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Merrillville.

Porter County Mega Food Market is Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 to 10a at St. Teresa of Avila in Valparaiso. See website for full mobile food unit schedule.

TOMORROW AT 10AM!

The Food Bank of NWI will provide more than 85 pounds of groceries to 650 of our neighbors in the Region.

Families will receive 5 boxes of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, chicken, and canned goods, at 6490 Broadway, Merrillville.
This is "Drive Thru Only". Please make sure you have room in your trunk for all 5 boxes.

TEXT "FOODBANKNWI" TO 50155 FOR REMINDERS!

To see the schedule of upcoming full Mobile Market food distributions, visit: www.foodbanknwi.org/market

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." #unity #diversity #liveunited #inspiration
09/09/2020

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." #unity #diversity #liveunited #inspiration

Happy Labor Day! We understand the power of working together. This #LaborDay, let's unite to build stronger bonds and st...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day! We understand the power of working together. This #LaborDay, let's unite to build stronger bonds and stronger communities—together. #liveunited #unity

How does COVID-19 impact children, expectant mothers and newborns? Check out this conversation with expert Dr. Diana Bia...
09/04/2020
What We Know About COVID-19’s Effects on Child and Maternal Health

How does COVID-19 impact children, expectant mothers and newborns? Check out this conversation with expert Dr. Diana Bianchi, Director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). #communityhealth #coronavirus #communitynonprofit

There’s been a lot of focus, and rightly so, on why older adults and adults with chronic disease appear to be at increased risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Not nearly as much seems to …

09/01/2020
Porter County Community Foundation

A great way to start the day! Thanks Porter County Community Foundation for inviting us to be part of Tuba Tuesdays. ❤️ our partnership!

Have you ever heard a Tuba and Ukulele duet? We didn't think so! Be sure to check out this week's Tuba Tuesday video featuring special guest, Kasie Tenbarge, Director of Development at United Way of Porter County.

We are committed to working together to heal, find solutions and build a more equitable and just community. Have an idea...
08/31/2020

We are committed to working together to heal, find solutions and build a more equitable and just community. Have an idea? Talk to us! #unity #diversity #liveunited #community

Parents as Teachers of Porter County is collaborating to offer a kindergarten readiness program to help children ages 4-...
08/28/2020

Parents as Teachers of Porter County is collaborating to offer a kindergarten readiness program to help children ages 4-5 prepare for next August. Register for this virtual program now!

READY, SET, KINDERGARTEN GOES VIRTUAL!
Visit the Duneland School website at https://www.duneland.k12.in.us/Page/1504 for more information.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. It is a belief we practice daily as we fight t...
08/27/2020

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. It is a belief we practice daily as we fight to improve lives in our community. #unity #diversity #liveunited

We love this Day of Caring action! #liveunited #volunteer unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring
08/26/2020

We love this Day of Caring action! #liveunited #volunteer unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring

The City of Valparaiso is joining United Way of Porter County for their Days of Caring to support the Family & Youth Services Bureau with a Tot Shop Donation Drive. This organization assists youth and families with supportive services that create a positive change for Porter County. The Valpo Parks admin building is happy to be one of the drop off locations and we need your help to fill this tote!

Drop off these most needed items by this Friday, August 28th to show your support! **New items only and please leave tags on**
- Educational Toys (ages 3 mo – 5 yrs)
- High Chairs (Cosco Simple Fold)
- Activity Mats
- Baby Monitors
- Diapers Sizes 5&6 and Pull-Ups

You can also donate items via Amazon Wish List, fysb.org/donate
We appreciate your support!

Way to go, Computer Services, Inc.! Volunteers helped do some outdoor cleanup at Pines Village Retirement Communities as...
08/21/2020

Way to go, Computer Services, Inc.! Volunteers helped do some outdoor cleanup at Pines Village Retirement Communities as part of Day of Caring 2020. See ways you can get involved this month at unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring. #dayofcaring #monthofcaring #liveunited #volunteering

Audrey Morton is a Meals on Wheels of NWI Phone Pal volunteer! After clients get their meals dropped off at the door to ...
08/19/2020

Audrey Morton is a Meals on Wheels of NWI Phone Pal volunteer! After clients get their meals dropped off at the door to keep them safe during COVID, she calls them to check-in and make sure they’re doing okay. Audrey feels like she's checking on family members because of the new friendships that have formed. Audrey joined the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) program in 2018 and enjoys making new friends. #RSVP #seniorvolunteers #liveunited #volunteer

Check out this fantastic chance to help our NWI community!
08/18/2020
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Check out this fantastic chance to help our NWI community!

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers to join the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana at THE HUNGER HIKE. You can walk, run, or bike while raising awareness and funds to address hunger in our community. Funds raised through the event will support the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and our 111 partner agencies, pantries, and soup kitchens. This year's Hunger Hike takes place on Saturday, September 19th at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft, Merrillville.

WE HAVE PLANNED A SAFE & SOCIAL DISTANCED EVENT.

Register Today: www.foodbanknwi.org/hike

Have you registered for the Annual Golf Classic 2020 - Anytime Scramble yet? ⛳️
08/18/2020

Have you registered for the Annual Golf Classic 2020 - Anytime Scramble yet? ⛳️

Although United Way of Porter County's Annual Golf Classic is different than previous years because of the pandemic, it still offers a fun, wholesome time for those who purchase flex passes for the event. The funds for this event will be helping to prevent homelessness in the community.

Read more about the event here: https://valpo.life/article/united-way-of-porter-countys-annual-golf-classic-proceeds-to-fund-local-mental-health-services/

United, we can make a change. Each of us can be a part of making change happen in our community. #unity #diversity #live...
08/17/2020

United, we can make a change. Each of us can be a part of making change happen in our community. #unity #diversity #liveunited #community

How can you give back this month? Explore unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring for volunteer opportunities!
08/14/2020

How can you give back this month? Explore unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring for volunteer opportunities!

Thank you to Porter-Starke Services, Inc. for the incredible support during their United Way of Porter County Day of Caring 2020! Through a virtual pantry drive, they generously donated much-needed cleaning supplies and food pantry items for our clients. 🧡 Check out unitedwaypc.org/Day-Caring to see how you can volunteer safely all month long. #dayofcaring2020 #communitynonprofit

Albert Einstein said, “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” Are you a senior interested in volunteering safely...
08/13/2020

Albert Einstein said, “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” Are you a senior interested in volunteering safely in the community? Join RSVP and choose from hundreds of volunteer spots—that's countless ways to make a difference! ❤️ unitedwaypc.org/rsvp

#rsvp #seniorvolunteer #communitynonprofit #volunteeropportunity

How are you building unity in our community? #liveunited #unify #diversity
08/11/2020

How are you building unity in our community? #liveunited #unify #diversity

Kim is wearing a mask for her loved ones. Why do you wear a mask? #maskuphoosiers #liveunited
08/08/2020

Kim is wearing a mask for her loved ones. Why do you wear a mask? #maskuphoosiers #liveunited

Looking for your next work experience? Connect with AmeriCorps and change your life. #community #coronaviruscrisis #unem...
08/06/2020

Looking for your next work experience? Connect with AmeriCorps and change your life. #community #coronaviruscrisis #unemployment #liveunited #americorps #communityservice #hiring unitedwaypc.org/americorps

There's still time—grab your ticket to participate in the Summer Six Wine Party - Real Wine. Online Party.Join us for an...
08/06/2020

There's still time—grab your ticket to participate in the Summer Six Wine Party - Real Wine. Online Party.

Join us for an exclusive virtual event with Chicago Restaurateur and Sommelier Yvonne Farina, owner of Victory Italian. Each ticket includes 6 bottles of curated wine—pick yours up at United Way of Porter County today! *Corgi not included 😉

Become an AmeriCorps host site! This national service program expands your capacity to tackle the critical needs of your...
07/29/2020

Become an AmeriCorps host site! This national service program expands your capacity to tackle the critical needs of your clients. #communitynonprofit #communityprogram #nonprofit #education unitedwaypc.org/americorps

Did you know? 60% of Black households are unable to afford basic household essentials in their communities, which is nea...
07/28/2020

Did you know? 60% of Black households are unable to afford basic household essentials in their communities, which is nearly double the rate of hardship for White households. unitedforalice.org/disparities #liveunited #unity #equality

Use your skills and ideas to improve the lives of those around you! Learn how you can help others as an AmeriCorps membe...
07/23/2020

Use your skills and ideas to improve the lives of those around you! Learn how you can help others as an AmeriCorps member. #community #coronaviruscrisis #liveunited #americorps #communityservice #hiring unitedwaypc.org/americorps

Looking for a way to get involved in your community?“Not only do we place people in areas with great need, but we also w...
07/21/2020
AmeriCorps recruiting to make Northwest Indiana better

Looking for a way to get involved in your community?

“Not only do we place people in areas with great need, but we also want to help develop the whole person through this program. They provide their skills to the community, while AmeriCorps is here to serve them. We help them build a network and train for their next career step,” Program Director Maddie Grimm said. #AmeriCorps #liveunited #communitynonprofit

AmeriCorps is devoted to serving community in the U.S. through volunteer work, it is often been referenced as the domestic Peace Corps. The organization was founded in...

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in serious need. Please please read So my mother in law passed away Oct. 1st 2018. My husband's father's daughter came into the picture which we thought she was going to help us out. Long story, short. She ended up taking everything from us. From our home to our car to his mother's belongings, jewelery EVERYTHING! We are currently at a homeless shelter for families and my husband starts work tomorrow. Anyone getting rid of a car and is willing to take payments? We are in Serious need! We have a 4 year old and 6 month old and currently 14 weeks pregnant and we can't even properly go grocery shopping or go to the doctors office because of no transportation. Anyone knows anyone please let me know asap! Bless you!
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Spend a morning with staff and volunteers caring for your local national park as we enhance one of the national lakeshore's trails. Wear comfortable clothes. All protective equipment and tools will be provided. After registration, an email will be sent out to registrants detailing the location and scope of the volunteer project. Spaces are filling up fast. Reserve your spot today at https://oaf2018.eventbrite.com/ You can also call us at (219) 221-7098 or email us at [email protected].
Not one, but TWO gleaning opportunities next week in Wanatah, IN! Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11 from 4-7pm. We will be reducing food waste, feeding our hungry neighbors AND having fun in the field with new friends! www.endhunger.org/register #endhunger #sosain
A wonderful volunteer opportunity! Come glean cucumbers with us to give back to local food pantries! #endhunger
Paul William Tougaw, 70, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born June 22, 1947 in Princeton, Indiana the son of Paul C. and Violet M. (Kennedy) Tougaw. Paul was an Education Professor at Valparaiso University and a former Teacher and Superintendent of Red Hill School District 10 in southern Illinois. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Kappa Delta Phi, the St. Paul Men’s Club, and a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. On April 22, 1967 he married Ruby G. Rigg, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his children, Douglas (Cindy) Tougaw and Laura (Jon) Sanders of Valparaiso, 5 grandchildren, Leanne, Jenni, Alex, Isabel and Abby and a brother Edward (Ellen) Tougaw of Ringgold, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4to 7 PM, with a Wake Service at 4:00 PM, at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso and Monday, 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at the church. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, Rev. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Francisville Catholic Cemetery in St. Francisville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to, the VNA Hospice Center, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Bartholomew Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on October 29, 2017. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Directly place your order here and save on wire service fees. Our system automatically takes
I want to say thanks to everyone for their hard work I work with the stage company that was there at the Valparaiso ice rink and the amount of people that showed up to help with community is amazing and I want to say thanks to all of u for ur hard work
AM Stabilizers, working hard for the community!!
Valparaiso Swim Club...4th year volunteering for Day of Caring. Our kids and parents washed windows for the VNA today❤