United Way Of Porter County
United Way of Porter County and Portage Township School Corporation announce Pilot Kindergarten Readiness Program
VALPARAISO - United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is excited to announce a pilot program – Kinder Kamp – to prepare children entering into kindergarten this fall with the skills they need to be successful.
United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties) in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | About 120 middle-schoolers from Lake and Porter counties assembled Friday at Ivy Tech for a summer project that will test their math and science skills and help feed the hungry.
GRIFFITH | Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County, in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, are hosting a “Superheroes Against Hunger” Canstruction Competition.
Giant hot dogs, Slinkies, Chuck Taylors and pharaohs have been built with nothing more than stacks of canned goods.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is excited to welcome Kim Olesker to their team. She will fill the role of Regional Director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives and will serve all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake Counties) in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO— Free federal income tax preparations through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program achieved a new record of 538 returns completed for the 2013 tax year up 76 percent from the previous year. The VITA program has been hosted by the United Way of Porter County (UWPC) fo…
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is pleased to announce a new tool that will benefit Porter County. This tool, available on UWPC’s website, will allow human service planners and providers in Porter County to have easy access to data that will help them focus their resources mo…
VALPARAISO | On Monday, May 19, United Way of Porter County (UWPC) will be hosting its 4th Annual Golf Classic, presented by NIPSCO. A scramble with a shot-gun start is planned for a noon kickoff at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, IN.
Debra Townsend, of Portage, was recently named as a shared AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison by Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is pleased to announce it received one out of the three coveted GEM Awards given out each year, along with several first and third place wins and an honorable mention in the 2014 GEM Awards.
PORTAGE | United Way of Porter County’s high school council, the Power of Youth, will host the first county-wide dance marathon for high school students. The Live United Dance Marathon will be held at the Portage Township YMCA on Feb. 28 from 6 p.m.-midnight.
VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County, for the fourth year, is offering free income tax preparation, both state and federal for the 2013 tax year. Free tax preparation, for those who qualify, will begin Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 and run to Thursday, April 10, 2014.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) hosted its 4th annual Valparaiso Half Marathon on November 10. All proceeds raised at the event went to UWPC’s Power of Youth Council. The student-led council is a United Way initiative that is comprised of Porter County high school students wh…
VALPARAISO | Representatives from Lakeside Wealth Management, a leader in financial services in Northwest Indiana, presented Sharon Kish, President of United Way of Porter County, with a check for $40,000 for this year’s United Way campaign.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is hosting its 4th annual Valparaiso Half Marathon in November, with all race proceeds going to UWPC’s Power of Youth Council. The student-led program holds fundraisers that benefit community programs that are focused on youth self-esteem.
United Way Honors Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Linda Rodenbarger with the “Dorothy M. Porter Outstanding Volunteer Award”
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County recognized Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Linda Rodenbarger as this year’s recipient of the Dorothy M. Porter Outstanding Volunteer Award at its Campaign Celebration recently held at Strongbow Inn. This annual award is the highest form of volunteer recognition fr…
VALPARAISO | The recipient of the 2012-2013 United Way Success By 6 Service to Children award was Dr. Daniel Keilman. He was recognized and presented with the award at the 2013 United Way of Porter County Campaign Celebration.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County…… The “Power of Giving” grant allocations ceremony will take place at the United Way of Porter County in Valparaiso on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm. The United Way’s high school council, the Power of Youth, will allocate $10,000 to area non-profits for…
VITA Program Free Tax Preparation Appointments Still Available at United Way of Porter County for 2012 Taxes
VALPARAISO | The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at United Way of Porter County, still has openings through April 11. Both state and federal taxes can be prepared free for the 2012 tax year, for those eligible.
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