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The Mission of United Way of Posey County:

To provide visionary leadership to assess community needs, mobilize resources, and direct those resources toward services which enhance quality of life for people living in Posey County.

Hometown Helping Hands

Volunteers Needed!

The United Way of Posey County Is Bringing A New Program To Our Community Called Hometown Helping Hands

This program will support projects for our community’s elderly, disabled, and individuals with financial needs to fix unskilled labor projects within their homes.

Do you love to mow, paint, landscape, etc. and prefer to work alone? You can do that and help someone in the community at the same time! Or volunteer alongside friends, family, or colleagues and make it a special experience. Have fun and make a positive difference in our community by serving together.

Call Keely Winiger at 812-838-3637 or email Keely.unitedwayposey@gmail.com

Latest News and Press Releases

United Way of Posey County, through United Way Worldwide, has partnered with FreeWill to provide individuals with free basic estate planning.

United Way Worldwide covers the fee for FreeWill so there is no cost to the residents of Posey County to update or create a will. It only takes 20 minutes or less for a basic estate plan/will to be set up. All that needs to be done is to visit www.FreeWill.com and let United Way Worldwide take care of the rest. For more information visit www.FreeWill.com or call the United Way of Posey County office at 812-838-3637.

Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award

Applications are now being accepted for the Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award for 2024. The Award, in the amount of $1,000, is given annually to a high school junior who resides in Posey County and who is involved in community activities in Posey County.

The Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award was created in September 2007 in honor of Elizabeth D. Baier’s 25th Anniversary as Executive Director of the United Way of Posey County. Michelle Hudson, member of the inaugural Award committee, said, “The United Way wanted to recognize Elizabeth for her service to the United Way, but we also wanted to honor her for her many years of leadership, community involvement, and volunteer services to Posey County. An award recognizing exemplary volunteerism by young people had been a dream of Elizabeth’s for many years, so the creation of the Youth Spirit Award in her name seemed to be the perfect way to honor her.”

United Way 2023 Campaign Closes

Keely Winiger, Executive Director of the United Way of Posey County and Brittany Griggs, Campaign Chair announced today that the campaign drive for the 2023 has ended. The campaign goal for the year was $585,000.00. Winiger stated, “it was a high bar that we set. We didn’t know how much we could raise but with the help of our community residents, businesses, and industry leaders we raised 95.7% of our goal.” Griggs added, “I want to thank everyone who donated for their generosity, and I want them to know that their donation is making a difference in our community.” Each dollar donated is allocated to programs that are vital to the success of individuals, families, and the Posey County community. The money raised in Posey County stays in Posey County.

Read the full press release here.

Statewide Capital Projects Initiative

Keely Winiger, Executive Director of the United Way of Posey County, announced a statewide capital projects initiative is available through United Way of Posey County and supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. for nonprofits delivering essential health and human services to Posey County residents.

The Statewide Capital Projects Initiative (SCPI) is a five-year initiative that will infuse capital funds into real estate spaces for Indiana counties. The purpose of this initiative is to increase the availability and quality of essential health and human services. Supported by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Statewide Capital Projects Initiative will distribute $80 million in the form of matching capital grants for these real estate needs. Read More

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Super excited and grateful to receive grants from the Posey County Community Foundation and CenterPoint to cover postage for Posey County’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program that we partnered with 4GoodCommunity to supply books for “littles” in our community.