The 2013 United Way campaign is announcing the "Green for Blue" initiative. Green for Blue is a button based program that enables participants to wear blue jeans to work on Wednesday (if they wear the button) Oct. 2 through Dec. 4 to show your support for the dozens of United Way agencies across the Wabash Valley. To purchase a button please see you department campaign coordinator or Beth Loudermilk in the Center for Community Engagement. Buttons are $10 and all contributions are included in the campaign incentive competition.
Participating in Indiana State University’s United Way campaign is an opportunity to join together to make a difference in our community. As we look beyond ISU to our surrounding communities, the needs are great and seem to grow with each year. United Way provides us an effective way that we can all be part of the effort to address those needs. It is an opportunity to show that ISU cares and prove that together we can do so much more than we can alone. Last year, 450 ISU faculty and staff raised nearly $68,000 for the United Way. It is an event for the entire ISU community to join together and demonstrate support for those organizations and people in need. ISU’s United Way campaign operates on a completely voluntary basis; there is no pressure on you to contribute. Rather, we hope you will participate because you see this as a valuable way to support many of the helping agencies in the communities where we live and work.
Our 2013 campaign kicked off with a Student Art Fair on September 25, 2012, and will conclude in January 2013.
The United Way of the Wabash Valley represents nearly 40 agencies in six counties - Vigo, Vermillion, Parke, Sullivan, Clay, and Clark. By pooling our donations, and letting our local United Way volunteers carefully evaluate applications from human services agencies, your gifts go farther.
There are many ways you can help. Three statements below illustrate how - GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER.
The power of your gifts helps to empower the lives of thousands. Your gifts will help people in many different ways. Visit How to Give for instructions.
Funding panels of community volunteers determine the distribution of your contributions to programs of United Way partner agencies.
You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friend. Write a letter to the editor. United Way needs people who are passionate to make some noise. Make it known that the United Way of the Wabash Valley is improving people's lives in our community.
Share yourself through your time and skills where it counts in our community. The United Way of the Wabash Valley can help you find a perfect match to make a difference in other people's lives. United Way's Volunteer Connection services all nonprofit organizations in Vigo, Vermillion, Parke, Sullivan. Clay, and Clark counties. Visit www.uwwv.org for a list of local volunteer opportunities.