United Way Invests $157,658 in Putnam County During 2020
2020 has been a challenging year for many families within our community, but thanks to the generosity of our donors the United Way of Putnam County is proud to report that its total community investment for the year has topped $157,658.
This is more than a number… these are lives being transformed in our community!
The United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of families struggling most in Putnam County. As COVID-19 continues to rage on, damaging our health and economic infrastructure, the United Way continues to focus on the kind of impact that supports children and adults through these challenging times.
The United Way is focusing much of our work on the response, recovery, and revitalization of Putnam County to make sure we come out of the pandemic stronger and more united than ever. This means investing in both the immediate need AND long-term needs of our community. It’s about solving problems to our community’s toughest challenges so that we create more than just a safety net, but create opportunities for meaningful change in the lives of people hurting the most.
Our Basic Needs Fund continues to provide hundreds of families with basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, transportation, rent/utility assistance, and mental/physical health support.
Our Next Generation Fund is providing reading programs that promote learning and well-being to all of Putnam County’s kindergarteners;
And our Family Opportunities Fund is allowing low-income families the ability to take control of their futures through programs that promote financial stability and economic mobility.
Please continue reading below as we highlight just a few of the collaborative partnerships we’ve initiated this year to make a difference in people’s lives.
You will also learn about the upcoming production of DePauw Theatre’s A Christmas Carol and how its actors are fighting hunger in our community through a student-led campaign.
This work doesn’t happen without the generosity of people like you. If you would like to LIVE UNITED with us, please click the DONATE NOW button to make your gift today.
Executive Director, United Way of Putnam County