New interactive trail at Mickey’s Kingdom

New interactive trail at Mickey’s Kingdom

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May 15, 2019 at 5:12 PM CDT - Updated May 15 at 6:35 PM EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A new interactive trail is ready to welcome children in Evansville. United Way introduced a new “Born Learning Trial” at Mickey’s Kingdom. The trail is a series of 10 states offering a fun and active way to learn to kids and families. There is one other trail like it in Evansville at the Deacones Sports Park. Funds for the new trail were raised by the “Young Leaders United” Group. Copyright 2019 WFIE. All rights reserved. FULL STORY!
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DENIM DAY

DENIM DAY

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We're proud to support #DenimDay tomorrow, April 24. Our staff will be wearing jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault. Please join us! #UWDenimDay #UnitedWeFight #UnitedWeWinFor info about Denim Day, visit: http://denimdayinfo.org/about/ 18:31 AM - Apr 23, 2019 https://wkdq.com/denim-day-for-sexual-assault-awareness-is-april-24/?trackback=fbshare_mobile&fbclid=IwAR2TY99p_sXX4y_m4QElkxtkqSkvYh8WXChg7R9v9qHPcldp5Pfo8Qn8kL0
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United Way Offering Free Tax Preparation Services

United Way Offering Free Tax Preparation Services

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With tax season upon us United Way of Southwest Indiana wants to remind families of its free tax filing services. United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation and e-filing to individuals and families with an annual household income at or below 5,400 in 2018. In 2018, VITA served 925 clients generating $$1,536,487 in state and federal refunds United Way will have multiple locations offering the help through tax season. The program kicks off January 28th and runs through April 15th.
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United Way’s VITA program offers free tax preparation

United Way’s VITA program offers free tax preparation

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United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with an annual household income at or below $54,000 in 2018. VITA volunteer tax preparers are certified by the IRS to ensure that clients receive all eligible tax credits. It also helps people save money by not paying for tax preparation services. The program will run from January 28 through April 15: WorkOne – Tuesday & Thursday evenings; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) 700 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN United Way SWI – Wednesday evenings; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) 501 NW 4th Street, Evansville, IN TRI-CAP – Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Thursday evenings, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. 499 W.…
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United Way Awards Impact Grant to two non-profit organizations

United Way Awards Impact Grant to two non-profit organizations

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The United Way of Southwestern Indiana has awarded impact grants to two area non-profit organizations. New Hope Community Development Corporation – Bridge Builders Transportation Program received an impact grant. The Bridge Builders Transportation Program is designed to prevent the lack of transportation from being an obstacle for residents seeking full-time employment. It provides round-trip transportation to higher paying employers, where METS buses don’t go. Catholic Charities - Handy Helpers Home Repair Training Program has also received an impact grant. Handy Helpers Home Repair Training Program is designed to give employees work and life skills to enable them to maintain stable and self-sustaining employment. The Impact Grant was created in 2017 as a way for United Way to broaden its reach in the community and provide funding for new programs. The…
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Get Smart About Your Credit

Get Smart About Your Credit

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Mayor Lloyd Winnewcke announced the “Get Smart About Your Credit” workshop on Thursday. It will allow the community to learn from certified financial instructors the basics of credit, and how to improve your credit score. See Full Story
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Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

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U.S. unemployment is down and jobs are going unfilled. But for people without much education, the real question is: Do those jobs pay enough to live on? Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East Trenton. It wasn’t a safer neighborhood, but it was a known one. Vanessa took only what she could cram into her station wagon, a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, letting the bed bugs have the rest. FULL STORY
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Record turnout for United Way’s annual Day of Caring

Record turnout for United Way’s annual Day of Caring

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After a hard day's work, the United Way's 25th annual Day of Caring is complete. Many businesses lended their employees for this one day, to volunteer at non-profits across Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties. Like a big hug, volunteers wrapped the community in love, as a record-breaking 1,243 people fanned out to pitch in at over sixty non-profits in the Tri-State. FULL STORY
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Breakfast kicks off United Way’s Day of Caring

Breakfast kicks off United Way’s Day of Caring

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The United Way's Day of Caring kicked off with a breakfast at Old National Events Plaza. Eyewitness News' Shelley Kirk had the honor of emceeing the event that brought together hundreds of volunteers from surrounding counties. University of Evansville men's basketball coach and keynote speaker Walter McCarty said their work is felt far beyond Friday. FULL STORY
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‘United we fight, united we win!’ Volunteers get to work on United Way Day of Caring

‘United we fight, united we win!’ Volunteers get to work on United Way Day of Caring

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A massive volunteer force, 1,243 people to be exact, set out to make a difference Friday. They pulled weeds, mulched, scrubbed toys, cleaned kitchens, sorted clothes, painted, fixed stuff and did whatever else needed to be done at nonprofit agencies in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties as part of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana's 25th Day of Caring. Full Story
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Amy Canterbury – August 15th, 2018

Amy Canterbury – August 15th, 2018

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On September 7th, United Way will celebrate its 25th Annual Day of Caring. On that day, we will bring together more than one thousand volunteers, who will lend a hand to 50 local nonprofit organizations in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties, by helping with projects both inside and outdoors. FULL STORY
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Amy Canterbury – June 22nd, 2018

Amy Canterbury – June 22nd, 2018

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Throughout United Way’s history, we’ve always been more than just fundraisers. We are hand raisers and game changers. We identify the needs in our community, and then work to address them. Over the past year, more than twelve hundred volunteers invested almost eleven thousand hours of time making a positive impact in our community through United Way programs. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us reach those in need. That’s why we connect volunteers with local nonprofits through a conveniently updated website. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved, I invite you to take a look at the list of current volunteer needs in our community. Go to united way swi.org; click on the “Get Involved” tab at the top of the page; and then…
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