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For Immediate Release

 

Kelly Bulmer

Executive Director

United Way of Franklin County, IN

765-647-2789

 

 

United Way of Franklin County Encourages End of the Year Giving with Matching Grant Opportunity

 

 

The United Way of Franklin County Community Campaign officially kicked off in early August with the Franklin County Community School Corporation (FCCSC) pledge drive; since that time, the opportunity for a matching grant through Indiana United Way has been obtained and any new donation during the 2018-19 campaign will be matched 100% up to $15,000; this also includes any increased donation from the previous year, IUW will match the increased amount of the donation.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer this match to our first time donors, and loyal donors! It feels great to know your donation will be matched 100%, or if you increase your giving your increased amount will be matched”, stated Matt Perleberg, Board President.

Besides the FCCSC, other payroll pledge campaigns take place with funding partners including: Owens Corning, FCN Bank, First Financial Bank, Bath State Bank, Jim True Ford, Margaret Mary Health and George’s Pharmacy.

United Way of Franklin County has been serving the community for the past 27 years and recently started hosting a series of community conversations to listen to what the community needs. One of the biggest findings is that we need to support working families who cannot afford basic needs. These families are referred to as ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families. There are currently 38% of Franklin County households living at ALICE or poverty level.

 

In the coming months United Way of Franklin County will invite community partners in conversation to refine our impact initiatives and open up greater opportunities to partner with Southeast Indiana’s thriving nonprofit network. And we will work closely with our existing 15 partner agencies as they work to adapt and align with this new approach.
 

“As with any successful organization we are evolving.  Although we have a long road ahead of us, we are confident that we can meet significant needs of our community, together with the support of our donors and volunteers—we can tackle the many issues facing Franklin County residents,” states Campaign Chair, Robin Lee.

 

There are several ways to donate to United Way of Franklin County. If you work outside the county and your employer holds a United Way pledge campaign you can request your pledge to be directed back to Franklin County. You can give online through Paypal at www.uwfcin.org/donate. Or you may mail your donation to PO Box 105 Brookville, IN 47012.  In addition, you can sign up through Amazon Smile and select United Way of Franklin County as the charity of your choice and Amazon will give .5% of your total purchases back to United Way of Franklin County.

 

Anyone with questions on how to donate should contact the office by phone 765-647-2789 or email at info@uwfcin.org.

 

The United Way of Franklin County’s mission is to positively impact the lives of those in our community by assessing needs, uniting partner organizations, agencies and volunteers and devoting our financial resources and efforts to the most critical needs.