Improving Lives in Boone County
When you give to United Way, you help kids and families right here in Boone County.
Last year, the Boone County United Way campaign raised $254,125, with 44 companies participating. That kind of commitment to improving lives helped United Way programs and 54 agencies serve more than 28,815 Boone County residents; over $476,180 in services were provided.
Volunteerism in Boone County
Boone County residents are proving their commitment to volunteerism, too. 22 companies participated in 11 unique community service projects involving 120 volunteers for Day of Caring.
Also, 33 volunteers served as ReadUP tutors for third-graders at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary, where reading scores improved dramatically. In fact, a second ReadUP program is being added in the fall of 2013 at an additional Boone County elementary school.
Boone County's youth are committed to a better community, too. United Way’s Youth as Resources funded 11 projects in Boone County last year, totaling $9,615 and involving 226 youth volunteers.
Boone County volunteers participate in Indy Free Tax Prep. Indy Free Tax Prep is a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation to individuals and families with a combined household income of $64,000 or less. The VITA program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is designed to ensure that residents receive all the tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible. Volunteers are certified by the IRS to provide free, basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
Community Report Card
With its debut in May of 2014, the Community Report Card allows human service planners throughout Indiana to have easy access to important data, helping them focus their resources more effectively in our community and make a bigger impact. Developed by the Polis Center for the Indiana Association of United Ways, the Community Report Card is updated constantly and is presented by county or aggregated for all counties served by United Way of Central Indiana.