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United Way of Southwestern IN to Give $10,000 to One Lucky Donor

United Way of Southwestern IN to Give $10,000 to One Lucky Donor

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Donating our time and/or money to a non-profit organization is something we do willingly, out of the goodness of our heart. Knowing that we have helped people in need is all the 'reward' or payback we need, right? Having said that, it never hurts to offer some kind of sweet incentive. If offering up a big ol' cash prize gets more people to donate, then so be it. In an effort to ramp up donations before the end of the year, the United Way of Southwestern Indiana is giving away $10,000 to one lucky donor. The Change Lives Here program runs through the end of 2019 and is open to new or ongoing donors. Amy Canterbury is the President & CEO for our local United Way, and she came on…
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Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Participates in Git Up United Challenge

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Participates in Git Up United Challenge

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  Earlier this week the Evansville Police Department participated in the “Git Up United Challenge”. The challenge became an instant social media sensation. On Friday, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke answered EPD’s call and shared his response on Facebook. Watch the video here:https://44news.wevv.com/mayor-lloyd-winnecke-participates-in-git-up-united-challenge/
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EPD shares ‘Git Up Challenge’ video

EPD shares ‘Git Up Challenge’ video

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – On Wednesday, the Evansville Police Department shared a video of Officer Phil Smith taking part in “The Git Up UNITED Challenge.” Watch the video here: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/epd-shares-git-up-challenge-video/
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United Way to conduct Community Listening Sessions

United Way to conduct Community Listening Sessions

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by: Jim Alexander Posted: Jul 10, 2019 / 08:46 AM UTC/ Updated: Jul 10, 2019 / 09:54 AM UTC   Evansville, Ind. (WEHT) — The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is conducting a series of stakeholder listening sessions to help the organization understand, prioritize and respond to community issues as it implements a three-year strategic plan. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts, aspirations, concerns and ideas on how to strengthen our community. Here is a list of session dates, times and locations: Wednesday, July 10 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Evansville Vanderburgh Public – East Branch, Auditorium840 East Chandler Avenue, Evansville 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Central – Browning Room A200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Evansville Thursday, July 11 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.Ivy Tech Community…
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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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