United Way of Whitley County Welcomes Carlee LaRue

United Way of Whitley County welcomed Carlee LaRue as the first AmeriCorps member in Whitley County. She will serve on the national United Against Opioid Abuse project.  Carlee, a Columbia City native, graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Fitness Instruction. After she completed her degree,

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United Way of Whitley County Announces New Executive Director

The United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce Loretta Mottram as the new Executive Director of the United Way of Whitley County. Mottram and her Husband, Robert, who is employed at the Columbia City Steel Dynamics, have 2 amazing children and two grandchildren. Loretta holds an Undergraduate Degree in Education from Ball State, a

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United Way of Whitley County Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients

United Way of Whitley County is pleased to announce the presentation of $65,000 in community grants to be awarded to local programs and organizations serving residents of Whitley County! Grant recipients are selected by community members and United Way of Whitley County’s Board of Directors after a comprehensive application and interview process. 13 program applications

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Now Accepting Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Do you know an outstanding volunteer that deserves recognition? A person that goes above and beyond to help their neighbors, organization, or community? Someone who makes no excuses and always sticks to their commitments? Tell us who they are! United Way of Whitley County is looking for our 2018 Volunteer of the Year! To nominate

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Your Contributions Make a Difference: Passages

In 1954 a group of parents sought learning opportunities for their children who were not being educated in public schools. Now Passages serves more than 200 men, women, and children in Northeast Indiana. That’s over a half a century of dedication to helping people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges thrive in the community, at

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Your Contributions Make a Difference: YWCA Northeast Indiana

YWCA Northeast Indiana is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In the past 6 months they’ve been able to serve between 70 to 80 individuals at their domestic violence shelter, but additional space is always needed – showcasing that domestic violence services are vital to the

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Your Contributions Make a Difference: Mission 25

Thanks to difference makers like YOU, Mission 25 is able to celebrate! Celebrate new programming! Celebrate housing! Celebrate partnerships! Celebrate hope! This celebration is thanks to YOU! In 2017, residents were able to successfully secure employment within 1-2 weeks of entering the program. Many residents have transitioned and now have their own apartment, pay rent,

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Your Contributions Make a Difference: Churubusco Child Care Center

Churubusco Child Care Center is the only childcare center in Churubusco. They had the opportunity to serve 125 families in 2017. And they’re still growing! Because of the differences makers like YOU, Churubusco Child Care Center was able to receive a grant that allowed them to implement their all-inclusive Music Enrichment Program. During these music

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Your Contributions Make a Difference: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Individuals served by Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana benefit from emotional support and information from knowledgeable client advocates as well as over $15,000 in medical supplies, equipment, transportation, financial assistance, and so much more. Right here in Whitley County 161 clients were served in 2017. Recently a Whitley County resident was diagnosed with breast cancer

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Power of the Purse Makes Big Impact

The atmosphere was electric on May 10th, 2018 as over 250 women gathered at Union 12 Event Center for the second annual Power of the Purse in support of Kindergarten Countdown! 39 designer handbags were on display, each stuffed with beauty products, gift certificates, jewelry, and so much more! The lines started forming well before

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