Featured Programs


United Christmas Service

Give  |  Marion

United Christmas Service makes sure there are presents under the Christmas tree for families in need. Last year, more than 22,200 people received food, clothing and toys thanks to your generosity.

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Leadership Programs

An integral part of volunteer training, our Leadership Programs comprehensively develop community and board leaders. The Leadership United Program has been updated for 2014.

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Youth as Resources

Youth as Resources (YAR) utilizes the creative minds of our community’s youth to improve our local counties. YAR gives youth a voice and creates a better community for all through volunteering. 

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As an important part of our volunteer initiative, Torchbearers are trained to be dynamic ambassadors for United Way. During our campaign season, Torchbearers travel from organization to organization spreading the word of United Way's impact.

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Bridges to Success

Bridges to Success is an important aspect of our education priority that helps students succeed academically. It began as a community school coordination initiative. Now, Bridges to Success works with select Indiana Public Schools to help remove the barriers to learning by connecting additional resources with schools.

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Quality Child Care

As part of our advocacy initiative, Quality Child Care stands to inform parents of the conditions of childcare centers. We advocate for safe and healthy child care to be available for ALL Central Indiana children. 

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Community Assessments

Community Assessments serve as resources on our community assets, interests and concerns. Community Assessments allow all community members to address the needs of Central Indiana.

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Day of Caring

As an important part of our volunteer initiative, Day of Caring enlists United Way volunteers in a one-day service project that strengtens our community. Whether the service is for a nonprofit agency, school or childcare center, we work together to make a positive difference.

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