Make a Difference

Your gift makes a difference in our community

The money you give to United Way makes a clear and visible impact on the people of Monroe County.

Because of you, our children enter school ready to learn, graduate with a clear plan, and continue building job and life skills as they enter adulthood.

Because of you, our families gain and maintain stable employment, increase and retain their income, and start building savings and assets.

Because of you, those who need help the most get access to sufficient food, a stable place to live, and basic health care.

Because of you, our community is a better place for everyone.

Spotlights

Jane Michi

Jane Michi

Giving Spotlight

Meet Jane Michi, staff member at the Kelley School of Business. 

Learn why Jane gives
Mark DeLong

Mark DeLong

Director Spotlight

Amethyst House provides a supportive, nonjudgmental space for people struggling with addiction.

Learn more about the Amethyst House
Carl Woody in a Hoosier Hills Food Bank sweatshirt.

Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Agency Spotlight

The food bank collects, stores, and distributes food that serves more than 100 nonprofit agencies, 100 food pantries, and nearly 26,000 individuals each year.

Learn more about Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Your gifts in action

A woman and child, both wearing 'Live United' T-shirts, smile for the camera.

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

People wearing 'Live United' t-shirts smile for the camera.

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

A group of older people wearing 'Live United' t-shirts lift weights.

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

Volunteers wearing 'Live United' T-shirts make sandwiches.

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

A man wearing a 'Live United' T-shirt shakes hands with a young man under a Salvation Army sign.

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

Two people kneel near food collected during the annual postal workers' food drive.

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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