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United Way Of Porter County

Canstruction Northwest Indiana winners named

Canstruction Northwest Indiana winners named

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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United Way of Porter County Americorps program recruiting for 2014-2015 program

PORTER COUNTY | AmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana, while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte C…

August 13, 2014 9:29 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

Tom Brokaw got it right when he said, “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

July 19, 2014 9:48 am
United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

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.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

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.

June 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Canstruction competition will will create “Superheroes Against Hunger”

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.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Canstruction food drive to benefit local pantries

Giant hot dogs, Slinkies, Chuck Taylors and pharaohs have been built with nothing more than stacks of canned goods.

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm

United Way of Porter County welcomes New Regional Director of Early Childhood Education Initiatives

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.

June 11, 2014 9:03 pm

Free tax filing sets new record

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…

May 14, 2014 2:33 pm

United Way of Porter County online report available

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…

May 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Registration for United Way of Porter County Golf Classic is still open

Registration for United Way of Porter County Golf Classic is still open

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.

May 13, 2014 4:01 pm
Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

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.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

United Way Places in Every Category at 2014 GEM Awards

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.

April 01, 2014 4:26 pm

United Way Youth Council to host dance marathon

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.

February 24, 2014 2:35 pm

United Way of Porter County to Offer Free Income Tax Preparation Again for 2013 Taxes

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.

January 17, 2014 3:52 pm

Valpo Half Marathon a Success for United Way Power of Youth Council

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…

November 27, 2013 3:55 pm
Lakeside Wealth Management Kicks Off United Way of Porter County Campaign

Lakeside Wealth Management Kicks Off United Way of Porter County Campaign

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.

September 18, 2013 8:21 am

Valpo Half Marathon to Benefit United Way Power of Youth Council

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.

September 12, 2013 2:46 pm
United Way Honors Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Linda Rodenbarger with the  “Dorothy M. Porter Outstanding Volunteer Award”

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…

May 30, 2013 5:06 pm
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