Community Stories

Your gifts in action

Girls learn

Jessica creates a fun and supportive atmosphere for Olivia and other children at Girls Inc., a United Way member agency. Olivia and her friends are better prepared to succeed in school thanks to the support of Jessica and the other volunteers at Girl's Inc. Photographer: Daisy Chew

Independence is earned

By participating in the Supported Employment program at member agency LifeDesigns, Melinda and Kati develop new skills, work in the community, and earn a paycheck—helping them to live independent lives. Photographer: Leslie Abshier

Seniors stay active

Rosemary, Jerry, Kerry, and Doug pursue an active, healthy lifestyle at Area 10 Agency on Aging, a United Way member agency. Physical activity at all ages is beneficial and helps seniors remain in their homes. Photographer: Jeni Waters

Children avoid hunger

Many youths are at greater risk for hunger during the summer months, when they don't have access to school lunches. Lia and Scott volunteer at Community Kitchen, a United Way member agency, to help fill the gap by making sack lunches for low-income children. Photographer: Debbie Hopson

Community members get jobs

Brady celebrates a completed job application by shaking hands with Peter, a volunteer at the Salvation Army, a United Way member agency. The Salvation Army hosts quarterly job fairs and helps community members build skills to obtain and keep employment. Photographer: Jake Zerbe

Hunger gets stamped out

Eudora Watkins, the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger local food drive coordinator, and Jake from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank sort donated food items that will help feed hungry Hoosiers. Photographer: Eudora Watkins

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