#Giving Tuesday

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Decatur County United Fund is participating in #GivingTuesday.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

Consider your gift for #GivingTuesday and support the #DecaturCountyUnitedFund 17 funded community partners.  Donations can be mailed to 108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240.  Thank you for making the consideration to the Decatur County United Fund.  Your support is appreciated!

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United Fund and MainSource Celebrate Graduates

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Graduates of the Decatur County Financial Literacy Program were awarded certificates of completion during a celebration on September 27th at Bread of Life.  The program, offered through a collaborative partnership with the Decatur County United Fund and MainSource Bank, successfully completed its second year.  Laura Foster, Employee Performance Specialist at MainSource, served as the volunteer facilitator of the 16 week discussion group.

The program is based on Phillip DeVol’s Getting Ahead in a Just Getting’ By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life.  The group participants, called Investigators, work to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. The kitchen table style discussion group offers a safe learning environment where adults can reflect on and examine their lives, investigate new information that is relevant to them, and assess their own resources as well as resources available in their community.  As the process continues, participants work to solve problems and make plans for their own future stories.

The course, offered each Tuesday evening at Bread of Life, began on June 14th and concluded on September 27th.  Bread of Life provided the venue and assisted with the enrollment process.

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Catch A Ride Needing Drivers

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Drivers needed in Decatur County.  Got Time? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you want a job that is fun and rewarding? If your answer is yes, we have a job for you! Catch-A-Ride is looking for occasional drivers, up to 27 hours per week.  Must be at least 23, possess excellent customer service skills, ability to read maps and drive a variety of handicapped accessible vehicles.  Duties include daily paperwork and two way radio communication.  Clean driving record and Public Passengers Chauffeurs license (which can be acquired during hiring process) are required. Starting salary $10 per hour. EOE. Send resume to LifeTime Resources, HR-CAR, 13091 Benedict Dr., Dillsboro, IN 47018.  www.lifetime-resources.org

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Foster Grandparent Program Recruiting

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Foster Grandparent Program of South Central Indiana is recruiting for new volunteers in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, and Jennings Counties

 

As a Foster Grandparent, you will help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes.

Sharing your time and experience can help children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.

Our program is open to volunteers 55 and over who can volunteer between 15 and 20 hours a week. No formal experience in mentoring or tutoring needed. New volunteers receive pre-service orientation and training from the elementary school or Head Start center where you will serve. We offer a tax-free hourly stipend for income eligible volunteers.

When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. Join Foster Grandparents today by calling (866) 644-6407.

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