The United Way of the Wabash Valley has officially kicked off its 2021 Annual Community Resource Drive. Included in their virtual Community Resource Drive is the continuation of a great partnership with Terre Haute Chevrolet as they are again providing an amazing incentive to the community to donate to the United Way. For the third year in a row, they are providing a $10,000 cash prize giveaway to a lucky donor.
This annual fundraising effort shines a light on our community’s most daunting social issues while raising needed funds to address their root causes. The Annual Resource Drive is a vital part of the organization’s work because the funds raised by the United Way go to fight poverty and build a brighter future by working towards the bold goal of moving 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability. A Community Resource Drive has been a staple in the community for over 60 years. With all funds raised staying in the United Way’s six-county service area including Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo in Indiana and Clark in Illinois.
The strength of United Way’s fundraising has always been the ability to partner with local businesses and allow their employees the opportunity to interact and learn about the United Way. While some organizations are utilizing in-person giving opportunities, the United Way has created a user-friendly virtual platform to adapt to the current workplace and community environments. An online user experience is available for workplaces that gives employees the opportunity to learn about the work of the organization. This platform also provides easy donation options the workplace can customize including easy employee payroll deductions to direct donations to the United Way. Outside of workplace giving United Way relies on individual donors across the community supporting their mission. Their website uwwv.org is available for individuals who wish to learn about the United Way, and if they choose, they can donate directly to United Way’s work that matters most to them.
Danielle Isbell, Resource Development Director of the United Way of the Wabash Valley explained, “The Annual Community Resource Drive is a time where people can make an investment in our community. These donations give us the ability to fund needed services, programs and initiatives that are changing lives across the Wabash Valley. We truly value the relationships we have with our local businesses and are excited to engage community support to continue the work that our community so desperately still needs.”
Terre Haute Chevrolet’s General Manager, Kevin Cauble, explained, “Over the last year we have really seen United Way step up and provide supports across the community, especially with respects to COVID. We are proud of our longstanding relationship with United Way and happy that we can offer this extra incentive to donors. We hope that our example of commitment to the community and United Way will serve as an example to other businesses and urge them to find a way to get involved in this great organization.”
Donors can earn chances to win the cash incentive based on their level of donor support. Entries for the $10,000 cash drawing are earned by:
- Any returning donor at the same level or more = 1 Entry
- Every $25 increment donation from a new donor = 2 Entries
- Every $25 increment increase from a previous year donor over their last year’s gift = 2 Entries
- An added bonus with any new or increased gift reaching $500 or more = 20 additional Entries
Donations must be submitted by December 31, 2021, for a chance to win with the drawing being held in January of 2022.
In order to create great community change, the United Way will depend on both individuals and businesses to get involved in the Resource Drive. If your organization or business is interested in participating or you would like more information about getting involved please contact Danielle Isbell at 812-235-6287 or [email protected].