United Way Initiative

2017 United Way Funding Community Priorities

As you can see from the photo above, a lot of people have a lot of hope for Delaware County.  United Way is working to turn those hopes into reality through a very strategic approach.

Our Hope for Education:  Children and youth are nurtured by informed parents/caregivers and enter school ready to succeed. As they progress through school, children achieve academic goals and are emotionally healthy and socially competent.  And ultimately, as young adults, they make a successful transition from High School to College and/or Career. 

Did you know that 53% of Muncie students come to kindergarten without the social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in school? United Way of Delaware County is proud to partner with BY5 a kindergarten-readiness initiative that is helping our community’s children have the experiences they need to come to kindergarten prepared.  

Our Hope for Income: Individuals and families can meet life’s basic needs—shelter, food, clothing, and transportation, and gain economic stability through education, job training, permanent housing, and basic supportive services.  

Did you know that 47% of Delaware County households cannot make ends meet? Of that amount 25% households are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed. They are working hard but are only able to barely maintain a survival budget. United Way of Delaware County is funding programs that help those families become more financially stable.

Our hope for Health: Individuals and families have access to quality, affordable healthcare and the opportunity to maximize their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being in order to lead independent, productive lives?  

Did you know that Open Door Health Services now has a mobile health unit? The agency was able to obtain the unit that contains two exam rooms because of their work with United Way to serve our community’s schools. United Way is continuing to support Open Door Health Services and other organizations as they increase community members’ access to care.

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? If so, there is no better time than right now to make an initial pledge to United Way or to increase your gift and double the impact your contribution will have in our community through matching funds. Please note important deadline to take advantage of matching funds.

Please give generously. Give today!  Turn your pledge contributions in to your team captain by Thursday, November 30, 2017.