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Heart of Indiana United Way Announces Over 1.4 Million in Grant Awards at Annual Grants and Gratitude Event 

Heart of Indiana United Way (HIUW) proudly announced the awarding of significant grant funding, totaling over $1.4 million for the next two years at the annual Grants and Gratitude event held on June 11 at Ivy Tech in Muncie. This year’s grants were distributed among 47 organizations across five counties, supporting initiatives in Community Resilience, Read & Achieve, and the THRIVE Network to bolster local communities in Madison, Delaware, Henry, Randolph, and Fayette counties.

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Summer Reading—Great for Children and Their Adults Helping Children and Families Thrive-with Diapers

Children’s ability to read and understand what they are reading by the end of third grade is a great predictor of both student and community success. This pivotal time is when students transition from learning how to read, to being students who read to learn. And ensuring children’s success with reading helps ensure they are on a path to be successful in school and life.

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Helping Children and Families Thrive-with Diapers

United Way has been at the forefront of collective impact initiatives that focus on early learning. Those early years are crucial for setting kids up for success later in life. Diaper Drive is just one of the ways we make sure families get the support they need for their little ones to grow and learn .

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Total Eclipse of the Heart of Indiana United Way

5 easy steps you can take to be ready:

Fill your gas tank before the days leading up to the eclipse, especially in areas near major highways.

Be prepared for cell service overloads, there may be service disruptions due to the increase in visitors using the networks.

Be prepared for internet disruptions as well.  Online work, meetings, etc. may be affected by the increased usage.

Place supply orders so they arrive in advance of the eclipse.  Increased traffic will affect the delivery schedules.

Shop early for groceries.  Stores will be impacted by the increase in sales, delivery schedules, and internet disruptions as well.

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Soaring to New Heights

Big Leap gifts will:

Support kids getting ready for kindergarten and honing their reading skills.

Give a hand to grown-ups and families as they work to become more financially stable.

Help communities become more resilient as more people can provide for their loved ones, save up for emergencies, eliminate debt, and buy a place to call home.

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Heart of Indiana United Way Announces Opening of New Request for Proposals (RFP)

The RFP encompasses funding opportunities for programs in focus areas aligned with Heart of Indiana United Way’s mission, including education, financial stability, and community resilience in the following counties: Delaware, Henry, Fayette, Madison, and Randolph. We invite proposals that demonstrate clear impact on those who work hard but have limited money, are ALICE—Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed, and those who have been left out in the past.

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