SCUW, impact takes place daily

Staff report

SIDNEY — When you support your local United Way, you help more than 40 local non-profits provide programming impacting residents lives daily.

In 2014, SCUW awarded more than $1,142,000 in the impact areas of Health, Education, and Income (Financial Independence). There was $269,500 awarded to programming Strengthening Families and Individuals. Another $177,500 was awarded to programming Promoting Health and Well Being. A total of $115,500 was awarded to programming Enriching the Lives of Seniors.

A total of $231,000 was awarded to programming Investing in Youth and Children. Another $183,000 was awarded to programming Caring for People in Crisis. More than $92,600 was awarded to the three newest programs under Community Initiatives. Twenty-four special project grants were awarded totaling more than $73,000.

“Agencies can fulfill their missions because of the generous donors during the annual campaign. Many agencies could not operate without the support of their United Way funding. Our community steps up every year to help each agency and program make a positive impact in Shelby County,” said Scott Barr, executive director.

The Shelby County United Way is a local 501 c 3 charitable organization earning a four star rating, the highest rating, from Charily Navigator. Funding decisions are made locally by both the board of directors and community leaders and volunteers during the annual allocation process. Please contact the Shelby County United Way for more information, learn how to volunteer, or make a gift.

Through four weeks of the campaign, $187,893 has been raised towards the goal of $1,325,000.

Staff report