We're 90% of the way toward our United Way goal!

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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We’re over 90% of the way toward the University’s United Way goal of $300,000. In 2011-2012 Notre Dame was the top workforce campaign in St. Joseph County. Our donations, together with other contributors, help over 100,000 children, families and individuals in our community.

Help us reach our goal—and make St. Joseph County a better place to live. Pledge on paper or online by the Tuesday, Dec. 11, deadline to be eligible for prizes!
Your contributions will have even greater impact this year—a grant through the Indiana Association of United Ways offers matching funds for new and increased donations.

Why United Way?

With so many causes and charities competing for our donations, why give to United Way? Because your donations matter, to children and families right here in St. Joseph County. Your investment changes lives!

Last year, United Way programs, services and initiatives helped more than 100,000 children, families and individuals in St. Joseph County—37 percent of county residents.

Where do my United Way dollars go?

United Way supports 57 successful local programs that focus on the building blocks necessary for a successful life.

United Way partner agencies include The American Red Cross of St. Joseph County, El Campito, Indiana Legal Services, Literacy Council of St. Joseph County, The Salvation Army of St. Joseph County, the YMCA of Michiana and YWCA North Central Indiana.

Through these and other United Way programs and agencies, your dollars:

  • Screen children with potential hearing and speech problems
  • Provide nutritional supplements to those battling cancer
  • Help senior citizens acquire job skills
  • Pay for individuals to take the GED, enabling them to get better jobs and education
  • Help prevent child abuse with parenting skills classes for at-risk families
  • Provide three months of support to 21 teen moms through home visitation
  • Provide children with after-school care and tutoring

Help members of the Notre Dame family

Five percent of your total donation goes to the University’s Employee Compassion Fund, which helps fellow employees with catastrophic or emergency needs.

Trivia Night fundraiser is back!

Join us for Notre Dame Trivia Night, benefiting the United Way, Saturday, Dec. 1, at the YMCA of Michiana. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with trivia beginning at 7:30 p.m. $100 per table. To register, contact Lisa MacKenzie, 631-7846 or mackenzie.27@nd.edu.

Pledge on paper, or online

Pledge online at unitedway.nd.edu with the E-Pledge system. You may contribute by payroll deduction from each paycheck, make a donation to be deducted from your first paycheck in 2012, or make a one-time donation by check. All contributions are tax-deductible. Payroll deduction pledges must be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 11, to allow time for processing.

Those who pledge by the Tuesday, Dec. 11, deadline will be eligible to win one of a number of prizes.

Return pledge cards through campus mail to the Notre Dame United Way Campaign, 100 Brownson Hall.

For more information on the Notre Dame United Way campaign, visit unitedway.nd.edu. For more information on United Way of St. Joseph County, visit uwsjc.org or call 574-232-8201.