THe IMpact of United Way of Central Indiana

Watch the stories of lives that have been impacted by your giving

Below you will find stories of local people who've benefited from opportunities and resources to learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives, thanks to United Way and its supporters. This video playlist includes an introduction from Ann Murtlow and Andy Mohr along with ten incredible stories described below.

Impact in Health, Victoria's Story: After leaving an abusive marriage, Victoria lost more than 100 pounds. The transformation left her healthier, more confident and ready to dream of a better future. Watch >>

Impact in Health, Mikayla's Story: In Mikayla's five short  years, she has been hospitalized more than 20 times and lived with pain all over. Watch how she and her mother found support for themselves along with  ways to help others deal with Sickle Cell anemia. Watch >>

Impact in Basic Needs, Valerie's Story: After 18 years working for the same employer, Valerie lost her job, her car and finally, her home. Now she's a volunteer at the community center that helped her get through that crisis to become a homeowner again. Watch >>

Impact in Basic Needs, Feeding our Children: More than 1 in 5 children in Indiana are considered to be Food Insecure. See how  volunteers prepared and delivered free of charge thousands of meals a day to some 20 United Way agencies. Watch >>

Impact in Education, Kamdyn's Story: A struggling reader, Kamdyn  was facing retention in third grade. Then,  volunteer tutors helped her make up that lost ground to earn a perfect score on the state assessment and get promoted. Watch >>

Impact in Income Stability, Gloria's Story: A high school drop out who left an abusive relationship, Gloria realized that "street smarts only get you so far." See how this single mom got the tools and supports to put herself on the path to financial stability. Watch >>

Impact in Basic Needs, Jamilla's Story: A single mother of  four sons, Jamilla lost her job, became homeless and wound up in a shelter. Now, she's getting the tools to turn her family's situation around with the support of  four agencies. Watch >>

Impact in Health, Ghislene's Story: On her 21st birthday, Ghislene and her husband adopted a child with special needs. That decision not only helped create a family, it also led Ghislene to her vocation. Watch >>

Impact in Education, Quality Childcare: One of the first child cares to partner with United Way to improve  its quality, DayStar is now poised to nearly double its enrollment. It's an example of how United Way is helping expand both the supply of and demand for affordable, high quality early child care. Watch >>

Impact in Income Stability, Boubacar's Story: Boubacar came to the U.S. from Niger with his father at age 12. See how he overcame language and cognitive challenges to get a job in the community. Watch >>


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