Marie doesn’t get the nutrition she needs at home because her mother is underemployed. She can’t support Marie and her little brother on her hourly salary. Marie goes to school with an empty stomach and can’t concentrate, resulting in poor academic performance. Where would you start helping Marie so she can succeed?
One in every three people in Bartholomew County struggle to make ends meet - this is a complex issue with no single cause or solution. Smaller issues hide behind larger ones and form a maze of social barriers that work against those who need the most help. No one person or organization has the capacity to solve these complex issues alone.
That’s where United Way comes in. We take a 30,000 foot view of Bartholomew County’s community strengths and weaknesses to see where our citizens need the most help. Once we identify the local areas of need, we bring together the most talented and dedicated people in our community to strategize innovative and effective solutions. We take all of our acquired knowledge to our community partners and help them to implement these solutions so our community can grow stronger together.
Our work has shown us that most people need help in one or each of these three areas – Financial Stability, Education, and Health – to lead a happy and successful life. We focus our work in these three areas to ensure that our solutions are effective for everyone in our community. It’s our mission to focus on making positive and lasting change in the lives of all Bartholomew County citizens.
When you give to United Way you are joining a network of local individuals who are dedicated to helping our community thrive. With your help, we can work together to help Marie succeed. There are many ways to give, advocate, and volunteer in Bartholomew County. Where do you see yourself making a difference? Join us today.