United Way Funding Community Priorities
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:
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.
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.
give generously. Give today! Turn your pledge contributions in to your team captain by Thursday, November 30, 2017.