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United Way Northwest Indiana’s Level Up Receives Major Boost From Donors

Friday, December 8, 2023
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The United Way Northwest Indiana (UWNWI) announced donors generously gave more than $42,000, beginning on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28th), to support its powerful and rapidly growing Level Up program.

“Our supporters’ generosity on Giving Tuesday truly exemplifies the spirit of our community, and we’re beyond grateful for the amazing outpouring of support for our Level Up program,” said Adam O’Doherty, President and CEO of United Way Northwest Indiana. “These funds will go directly towards initiatives that uplift our communities and create sustainable change.”

The agency announced donations to the United Way will be matched until 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8th.

The Level Up program helps qualified participants achieve financial stability by guiding them to multiple resources to find better jobs and opportunities. By the end of 2025, Level Up graduates are expected to contribute an additional $20 million to the Northwest Indiana economy.

On Giving Tuesday, UWNWI held several fundraising initiatives to raise funds for the Level Up program. It’s inaugural “Text To Give” event raised $1,730, while contributions during a special event for donors and supporters raised $25,550. A very generous $15,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor pushed the totals to $42,280.

The $500 given to shoppers provided immediate relief to several families and aligned with the UWNWI’s commitment to supporting and uplifting local communities, Mr. O’Doherty said.

For more information, contact Michael Gonzalez at (219)617-0796, or at mikeg@steelshoresmedia.com.

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