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BP makes special gift to United Way

BP makes special gift to United Way

WHITING | BP Whiting Refinery recently made a gift of $4,000 to Lake Area United Way’s Community Campaign. The presentation took place during BP’s family picnic at Whiting Lakefront Park. The donation consisted of funds raised as a result of company-wide events and competitions including sev…

September 29, 2014 10:04 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

Imagine for a moment that you lacked the ability to read. How would you find employment that provided a living wage for you and your family if you could not complete a simple job application? How would you be able to drive a car if you could not read directional or street signs? How would yo…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart native partners with Pope Francis

Hobart native partners with Pope Francis

HOBART | As a kid growing up in Hobart, Brian Gallagher had a lot of big dreams.

September 19, 2014 5:41 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

Giving our children a better chance for success is something we should all agree is the right step for the future of Lake County. Preparing our youngest students to realize their full potential as they start their journey toward graduation is imperative. Educational achievement is perhaps th…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

At United Way, we believe education, financial stability and health are the building blocks for a successful life, with education perhaps most significant.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers show they care

Volunteers show they care

VALPARAISO | Greg and Liz Farrell enlisted the help of their three children to spruce up and clean up the landscaping at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice.

August 22, 2014 1:19 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

During the coming months, United Way staff and volunteers will be making workplace presentations to thousands of employees throughout Northwest Indiana in coordination with the community campaign.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LIVE UNITED: United way leads the way for region non-profits

LIVE UNITED: United way leads the way for region non-profits

With so many different charities to engage with, you may ask yourself, why choose United Way? You have likely heard our name many times but remain unclear on exactly what we do. You may ask, "What difference does United Way make in Northwest Indiana?"

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Live United

Live United

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July 25, 2014 8:06 pm
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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United Way of Porter County offers online report on education, health

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County has launched the Community Report Card tool on its website that allows users to find out how the community is doing in the areas of education, income and health.

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Porter County awarded $24,000 to expand emergency food and shelter programs

VALPARAISO | Porter County has been chosen to receive $24,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

January 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Donors urged to use caution during holiday season

The ringing of the bell outside the grocery store is among the reminders another holiday season is upon us and with it, the annual push by various nonprofit organizations to share in the generosity of the season.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Making yourself seen stressed during National Running Safety Month

Making yourself seen stressed during National Running Safety Month

VALPARAISO | They only come out after dark or before dark gives way to dawn.

November 11, 2013 5:00 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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October 13, 2013 2:06 pm
Two Men and a Truck helps United Way deliver Reading Buddies

Two Men and a Truck helps United Way deliver Reading Buddies

Two Men and a Truck helped the United Way and the Valpo University Womens Softball team deliver "Reading Buddies" to elementary schools in both Lake and Porter County. They collected and delivered over 1,000 stuffed animals to a dozen different schools. Each child picks a buddy out and they …

September 18, 2013 9:26 am Photos

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United Way youths dig into Taltree gardens

United Way youths dig into Taltree gardens

VALPARAISO | Hannah Wozniak dug into the soil at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, pulling up weeds near a parking lot.

September 14, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Taltree Arboretum hosts United Way Youth Day of Caring on Saturday

VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host this year’s United Way Youth Day of Caring from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am
United Way Holds CEO/Leadership Breakfast at Indiana Beverage

United Way Holds CEO/Leadership Breakfast at Indiana Beverage

VALPARAISO | Gearing up for this year’s annual fall campaign, United Way of Porter County volunteers and staff addressed a full crowd at this year’s CEO Leadership Breakfast held Thursday at Indiana Beverage. “BE THE ONE” was on everyone’s minds, as presentations were made on the progress Un…

August 15, 2013 4:49 pm Photos

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