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I "Live United" because an investment in United Way is an investment in our community! The collective strength of United Way donors is a powerful force for lasting social change in our community.
Kaye Frataccia, Retired Teacher and Past Board President of United Way of Porter County
“Today, we are helped. Someday soon, we want to be the helpers. The generosity of people in Porter County inspires us to feel we can make it, and eventually give back to help someone else make it.”
Valerie, United Way aid recipient
“United Way is an integral part of our community and we want to make sure this safety net organization is here for many years to come.”
Randy Zromkoski, managing member at Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman
“I still feel the depression sometimes, but I’m at a turning point now. And, it’s turning for the better!"
Oliver, United Way aid recipient
“Like many people you become busy but still want to be involved in your community, so it’s good to know that when I have time and resources to give I don’t have to spend the time trying to figure out where I can make the most impact, all I have to do it get involved with United Way of Porter County and I know I am making a difference.”
Jeff Meyers, President, Meyers Glaros Group
“Through United Way, the career center utilizes AmeriCorps members, such as myself, to assist students in finding their career path. As a retired human resource manager and executive recruiter, I know what employers are expecting from job candidates and employees and I share this knowledge with the students.”
Mark Zimmerman, AmeriCorps member
“I always look forward to having Kinder Camp students in my classroom. They come emotionally confident and can serve as peer mentors since they have already experienced a school setting. They are enabled to take immediate learning risk because of the experience of Kinder Camp.”
Donna Batista, Valparaiso Kindergarten teacher
“The most positive thing about working with United Way is their openness and willingness to try new and fresh approaches to issues for the populations they serve. Staff and volunteers are encouraged to utilize fresh approaches and bring their talents and ideas to the programs. This makes them a progressive partner to change the lives of those they serve.”
Megan Johnston, PACT Recovery Connection
“STEAM activities provide Kinder Camp students with some basic, early lessons that will prepare them for their formal education experience. ArcelorMittal supports this effort that provides children such exposure to early STEAM activities.”
Jolice Pojeta, corporate responsibility and communications manager, ArcelorMittal