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United Way and Terre Haute Chevrolet to Giveaway a New Car to a Lucky Donor! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 October 2017 12:59


Terre Haute – This Fall as United Way kicked-off their annual Resource Drive, they challenged the community to “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  That something could even be a new car to a lucky United Way of the Wabash Valley donor!  Terre Haute Chevrolet has embraced the United Way “DO MORE” attitude as for the 7th consecutive year they have remained as the United Way of the Wabash Valley Resource Drive incentive sponsor.  

“At Terre Haute Chevrolet, we are proud to be able to give back to our community and those served by United Way,” said Jack Patterson, General Manager as he announced that the Chevrolet Dealership has donated a brand new 2017 Chevrolet Spark valued at $15,525 (MSRP) to the United Way.  Since 2011, United Way has used this generous gift to stimulate donations in the Valley.

Richard Payonk, Executive Director of United Way of the Wabash Valley stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Terre Haute Chevrolet with their donation of a 2017 Chevy Spark to our United Way.  What a great example of a business leading the way to a better community.  Their generosity has helped the community twofold by allowing our resources to grow and allow us to create a positive impact in our community.   Hopefully, it will also change the life for the winner of the car.”

Donors can earn chances to win the car based on their donor support.  Any donation of at least $25 from a new donor, or a donation from a previous donor that has increased from the previous year by at least $25, automatically enters the donor in the drawing for the new car.  A new gift of $50 equals two entries and so on.   There is also an incentive to local workplaces by giving two additional entries for every donor at any workplace that increases their number of donors by 20% from 2016. 

Donations must be submitted by December 29, 2017 for a chance to win.  The car will be officially awarded to the winner at the United Way of the Wabash Valley Annual Meeting in January.  The United Way is also working towards their Resource Drive goal of speaking face to face with 10,000 local individuals on the work they are doing in our community.  To set up a meeting and learn more please contact Danielle Isbell at 812-235-6287 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Monday, 11 September 2017 15:11

AmeriCorps Member Sought to Support Community Coordination Efforts

Terre Haute, IN – The United Way of the Wabash Valley is participating in United Against Opioid Abuse, a three-year statewide effort to gather information acabout each community’s resources and needs to prevent opioid abuse and to support those in recovery. The United Way will host a specially trained AmeriCorps member who will coordinate a local landscape scan about the extent of the opioid issue locally, and help document what efforts are currently in place to combat the problem. Results will include a local asset map that will assist local anti-drug coalitions to prioritize needed areas for collaboration or highlight needs for additional programs and services.

“United Way of the Wabash Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every individual in the community,” said Executive Director, Richard Payonk. “In our Community Conversations with people across all walks of life, we’re hearing that the opioid issue is a major concern. We wanted to get involved to mobilize the community to help our neighbors whose lives are affected by this very difficult problem.”

Indiana deaths due to opioid overdose and poisoning now outnumber deaths from car accidents. As of 2014, Indiana became 15th nationwide for drug overdose fatalities, according to the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. United Against Opioid Abuse is a three-year Federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service under a new opportunity, Healthy Futures: Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse. The statewide project is administered by Indiana United Ways with support from Serve Indiana, a division of the Department of Workforce Development.

United Way of the Wabash Valley is seeking applicants with the skills and interest to serve the community for a year in AmeriCorps, a branch of National Service. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, a Segal Education Award, and other benefits. Extensive professional development is provided. The project will begin October 2 and the link for application is below.


Last Updated on Monday, 11 September 2017 15:22
Early Childhood Literacy Project Grant PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 July 2017 14:34

success-by-six-grantThe goal of the Success By 6 Grant Program for Early Childhood Literacy Projects is to provide funding to early childhood educators and 

child care providers for the purpose of conducting an experience that will nurture a love for reading and learning in young children (0 – 5) and their families.

Project applications will be reviewed and awarded by a panel of early education and literacy professionals.

Applications must be received no later than 5 PM, November 17, 2017.

The literacy experience must include activities that focus around a book(s).

Each child is to receive a copy of a book related to the activity.

Parent/family activities should be included in the project. The parent(s)/family may be included in the event, or at the very least the applicant needs to provide details of how they will encourage literacy activities to be extended at home.

Detailed budget required.  Applicants may apply for up to $1,000.


Click Here For: Detailed Application Guidelines

Download the Grant Application here

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:39
Real Men Read & ReadUnited! Seeking Volunteers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 July 2017 15:17

real men read 4success-by-six-grantAre you looking to volunteer in our community?   Do you have a passion to see our children succeed?  Join our Real Men Read or ReadUnited! Programs.   

We bring adult mentors into kindergarten, preschool and child care facilities in the 6-county service area to read to students once a month for five months.  We ask that you be available to read to the same classroom for each session in order to form a bond with your students.   

Each child receives a copy of the book to take home, resulting in five new books in their home library.

This program encourages the student’s literacy skills and joy of reading, provides mentoring opportunities for adults with students, and gives students extra attention and positive role models who value education.

If you are interested in joining us this year please contact Mark Johnson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 812-235-6287.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 13:39
United Way Hosting Volunteer Account Manager Interest Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:34

Join the Movement. United Way is recruiting people who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

United Way of the Wabash Valley is hosting multiple Lunch & Learn volunteer interest meetings for anyone that may be considering being an Account Manager volunteer on this year's Resource Drive.

CHANGE count you in 000Each fall, United Way of the Wabash Valley partners with individuals, local businesses and organizations to raise funds that will help our community to create a brighter future for everyone.  Our annual Resource Drive provides support to our community with a focus on the three basic building blocks for a better life: education, health, and community basics.  The programs and initiatives that our local United Way supports are vital to work towards the community's goals of helping everyone, who calls the Wabash Valley home, an opportunity to THRIVE.

Come and learn more about how the United Way is fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community and how you can put your passion for helping to work.  By volunteering on this year's Resource Drive you will be helping our community grow stronger.

During lunch you will hear:

  • What the United Way of the Wabash Valley is doing and how they are working in our local community
  • Specifics on what is expected from volunteers and what the time commitment will be

How does this benefit you:

  • Network with local business leaders
  • Develop expanded leadership skills
  • Put your communication expertise to good use
  • Help your community at the same time!


Join us: Tuesday June 13th, Friday June 16th, or Monday June 19th

United Way of the Wabash Valley Office
100 S. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
12 noon- 1pm
Lunch will be provided


There are no strings attached.  If you feel moved to join us great.  If you decide this volunteer opportunity is not for you we least you got a lunch out of it right? 

Please RSVP to Danielle ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to let us know if you plan to attend and learn more about this rewarding volunteer experience.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:18

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