UWCI News and Stories
The volunteer engagement team welcomes Kaylie Lockner as the new Manager of Leadership Initiatives. Kaylie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position that guides Leadership United and other leadership initiatives at United Way. Learn more about Kaylie here!
"Ava's" health condition kept her cooped up home alone all day, and her husband, "Joseph," felt terrible leaving her there. But what could he do? He had to work to pay the bills. However, as Ava's condition worsened and she began forgetting to eat throughout the day, Joseph felt more than guilt -- he was scared for his wife.
United Way of Central Indiana now accepting nominations for LIVE UNITED Volunteer of the Year Awards
United Way of Central Indiana is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers whose contributions to nonprofits in Central Indiana have advanced United Way’s community impact work during the last year. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, August 5.
Aaron Gore has joined United Way of Central Indiana as the director area northwest where he will lead strategic efforts and activities to further engage residents of Boone County with United Way initiatives. In his new role, Gore will serve as a liaison to UWCI partner agencies in the northwest area, manage volunteer activities and collaborate with community leaders to address the area’s greatest needs.
United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Vectren Energy Delivery to address financial stability and income for individuals in Morgan County. This grant will be utilized to offset expenses to hire a financial stability coach, who will primarily serve the 33% of Morgan County residents who have household incomes below the basic cost of living.
For nearly a century, United Way of Central Indiana’s (UWCI) mission has been to move its community into action so that all families and individuals can achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Now, UWCI will physically move from its outdated headquarters to a more efficient space and central location in order to better serve its region.
Growing up one of 17 children in rural Kentucky, “Randy” was no stranger to hard work. But after a chronic health issue began keeping Randy from performing his service, he was honorably discharged. After that decision, Randy was lost; he didn’t know what his future held.
“Xavier” grew up in a broken home. His childhood was hard and it left him a very reserved, insecure and irresponsible 12-year-old. His mother noticed the path her son was going down, and she knew she needed to do something for him.
Your hard work paid off – we collected 3,000 disposable diapers, 5,300 baby wipes and a host of other items, including baby toiletries, onesies, strollers, bouncers and more for families in need right here in Central Indiana!