Collections for Pulaski County United Fund Continue

The Pulaski County United Fund is still collecting donations for the 2012 campaign.

The Pulaski County United Fund gives money to the Sagamore Council Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Pulaski County Scouts, Pulaski Memorial Home Health Care and Hospice, Pulaski County Human Services, Pulaski County Family YMCA, North Central IN Rural Crisis Center-Pulaski County Residents, PEAK Community Services-Winamac, Salvation Army-Pulaski County Service Extension, Pulaski County REACT and the West Central Educational Foundation.

The United Fund is now encouraging you to participate in its holiday season campaign, “Sharing with United Fund”. Now through Christmas, join them in their “Share” a $1.00 campaign. With nearly 13,000 people in Pulaski County, $1.00 can make a difference. For more information, visit this website.

Pulaski County United Fund Announces Participation in Matching Grant Opportunity

Pulaski County United Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce participation in an Indiana Association of United Ways/Funds matching grant opportunity.

“Indiana United Ways/Funds have had a tough fund raising environment since 2008 and we wanted to provide an incentive program to attract new giving,” according to Roger L. Frick laUW President.

Support from Lilly Endowment created this opportunity for United Way and Funds in Indiana to rebuild and recover and find new donors. Donors who have decreased giving or had a temporary halt in giving can help their community claim the match by resuming support. New donors to the campaign will also qualify United Fund for the match. The grant will provide Pulaski County United Fund, Inc. with up to $3,122 in funding by matching any increase or new donation made towards this year’s Fall Campaign 2012. Grant funds received will be used to provide utility deposits for those seeking assistance through the Energy Assistance Program.

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Pulaski County United Fund Campaign Continues

Donations for the Pulaski County United Fund may be dropped off at the Winamac office again this year at 602 S. Monticello St. and at the Alliance Bank branches in Francesville, Winamac, Monon, Monticello, and Rensselaer.

The Pulaski County United Fund helps raise funds during an annual fall campaign and then distributes those funds to 10 local agencies which serve the human service needs of Pulaski County residents. The 2012 campaign funds will be distributed to agencies that provide programs, services and events focusing on the finance, health and education of the community.

Crisis Center Receives Funds from the Pulaski County United Fund

The Pulaski County United Fund supports 10 local non-profit agencies which provide programs, services, and events to those in the Pulaski County community.

One of those agencies is the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center. This organization serves those in Pulaski, Jasper, and Newton Counties who are affected by domestic violence. United Fund dollars are used by the Crisis Center to provide a safe and secure world for those affected by domestic violence who are from Pulaski County. This year, Pulaski County United Fund awarded a grant to the Crisis Center to provide outreach services, assistance with housing, and a program to return victims to the workplace. Eight victims in Pulaski County have been assisted.

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Pulaski County United Fund Begins Fall Campaign

The Pulaski County United Fund Fall 2012 Campaign will kick off this month. Donations received in this year’s campaign will be used to award grant funding to 10 local non-profit agencies. The goal is $40,000.

You may donate with a direct money donation, or you may have the option of deducting money from your payroll check as your pledge. Many businesses offer employees the opportunity to give through payroll deduction and many will match employee contributions dollar for dollar. For more information, contact your Human Resources Department or call United Fund at (574) 946-7320.

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Pulaski County United Fund to Furnish Computers to Non-Profit Agencies

The Pulaski County United Fund has partnered with Net Literacy to distribute six refurbished computers to area non-profit agencies.

United Fund agencies, PEAK Community Services, Inc. and Pulaski County Human Services, Inc., will receive three computers each. PEAK will use the computers in group homes located in Winamac. The computers will allow the residents access to job postings and applications. Additionally, residents will be able to gain the skills needed to establish and maintain relationships through the use of email, social networking and internet research. Pulaski County Human Services will place two computers in the Headstart “Resource Room” in Winamac to provide parents with exposure to educational resources. One computer will be placed in the Senior Center, Von Tobel Center. PCHS also plans to offer computer classes.

Pulaski County United Fund Helps Residents with Utility Deposit Fees

The Pulaski County United Fund has helped 12 Pulaski County residents with the 1010 Grant. The two-year grant was awarded to Pulaski County from the Indiana Association of United Ways/Funds.

These residents, who qualified for the Energy Assistance Program by demonstrating financial need, received support from the grant to cover utility deposit fees. Deposits for water, electric and gas service were made to the Town of Winamac, Kankakee Valley REMC, Fulton County REMC, and NIPSCO on behalf of the recipient.

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Pulaski County United Fund Awards Financial Support to Non-Profit Organizations

The Pulaski County United Fund recently awarded 10 non-profit organizations financial support.

Pulaski County YMCA, Pulaski County REACT, West Central Educational Foundation, North Central IN Rural Crisis Center, Pulaski County Human Services, Salvation Army-Pulaski County Service Extension, Girl Scouts of Northern IN-Michiana-Pulaski County Scouts, and Sagamore Council Boy Scouts-Pulaski County Scouts received funds from the Pulaski County United Fund.

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Donate to the Pulaski County United Fund during Winter Wonderland Event

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The Pulaski County United Fund, Inc. invites you to stop by their booth during the Winter Wonderland event in Winamac on Saturday, December 4th.

The United Fund booth will be located at the Pulaski County Human Services, Inc. building and will be open from Noon to 4:00 p.m. ET. Any contribution made to the United Fund during Winter Wonderland will be entered into a drawing to be held on December 13th. If you cannot attend Winter Wonderland and wish to contribute and be eligible for the drawing, drop off your contribution at either Alliance Bank offices in Winamac or Francesville between December 4th and December 11th. Several business have donated prizes for the drawing.

Give the gift of giving this holiday season.