The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s 2022 Annual Community Resource Drive is in full swing. Included in this year’s 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 fourth year in a row they are providing a $10,000 cash prize giveaway to a lucky donor.
This annual fundraising drive 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 United Way’s work because the funds raised go to fight poverty in our local community 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 an organizational staple in the community for over 60 years. All funds raised stay 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. The organization utilizes flexible giving opportunities, with both in-person and 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 or direct donations to the United Way. Outside of workplace giving United Way relies on individual donors across the community to support its 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 in our focus areas of education, health, financial stability, and community building. 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 continue to see United Way step up and provide support across the community. 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:
- New donors at any giving level and any returning donor at same level giving 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, 2022, for a chance to win with the drawing being held in January of 2023.
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].