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…
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…
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…
HOBART | As a kid growing up in Hobart, Brian Gallagher had a lot of big dreams.
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…
At United Way, we believe education, financial stability and health are the building blocks for a successful life, with education perhaps most significant.
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.
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.
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?"
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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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County has been chosen to receive $24,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
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.
VALPARAISO | They only come out after dark or before dark gives way to dawn.
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 …
VALPARAISO | Hannah Wozniak dug into the soil at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, pulling up weeds near a parking lot.
VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will host this year’s United Way Youth Day of Caring from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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…
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