United Way
United Way
of DeKalb County
Issue: 29
March 2017
Impact DeKalb Newsletter
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Mark your calendars!

Day of Caring

We have set the date for our annual Day of Caring event! It will be happening Friday, June 23rd. 

Volunteer and project applications will be online this year and go live April 3rd. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available now in the following four categories and are due to our office by Friday, May 12th:

Hammerhead ($2500):
-Prominent corporate logo on    Day of Caring t-shirts
-Recognition in announcements  at event, on printed materials,  and on our website 
-Opportunity to display  corporate banner at breakfast
-Day of Caring plaque to display  at your company 
-Corporate logo posted at all  worksites

Silver Screwdriver ($1000):
-Corporate name on all Day of  Caring t-shirts
-Recognition in announcements  at event, on printed materials,  and on our website 
-Day of Caring plaque to display  at your company 

Bronze Nail ($500):
-Corporate name on Day of  Caring t-shirts
-Recognition in announcements  at event
-Day of Caring framed  certificate 

Green Thumb ($250):
-Recognition in announcements  at event
-Day of Caring framed certificate

If you have any questions regarding Day of Caring please get in touch with Brooke Wyant at
(260) 927-0995 or by email at brooke@unitedwaydekalb.org.

Open Dates for DeKalb County:

Auburn Bowl - Auburn
Saturday, March 18th
1:00 - 3:00pm
3:30 - 5:30pm

Butler Bowl - Butler
Sunday, March 19th
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:30 - 3:30pm
4:00 - 6:00pm

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Agency Spotlight: 

YMCA of DeKalb County
Early Learning Center 

"The YMCA of DeKalb County Early Learning Center is a level 3 Paths to Quality provider. The program is going through a year long Self Study to become Nationally Accredited with the Association for the Education of Young Children. During the self-study, the goal is to look at areas in the program that can be enhanced to help the center achieve a higher quality. Some of the areas that we are looking to enhance are the science areas in every classroom.

With the grant monies received from the United Way of DeKalb County, we will be able to purchase light tables, measuring units, research equipment, etc. In this way the children can learn through hands on exploration about the world around them and the elements in it.

The mission of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is to promote high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

We are grateful to receive a grant to be able to help us become a NAEYC Accredited Center in DeKalb County so we can better support the children and families in our care. Thank you United Way from all of us at the YMCA of DeKalb County Early Learning Center!"

Kindly submitted by Sarah Anderson, Child Care Services Program Director, YMCA of DeKalb County.

For more information:
YMCA of DeKalb County
533 North Street, Auburn IN 46706
Phone  (260) 925-9622     
Fax  (260) 925-6766          
Power of the Purse:
Preparations for the 2017 Power of the Purse are underway and t his year's event will take place Friday, April 21st. Event tickets and Power Purse tickets are on sale now! You must stop in our office located at 208 S. Jackson St. in Auburn (right across the street from the Post Office) to purchase tickets. 

Purses are already flooding the UWDC office and tickets are selling quickly. So hurry in now to be sure you get your seat at the event!

Event Details:
Friday, April 21, 2017
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
1600 South Wayne Street
Auburn, Indiana
Luncheon ($40): 
oors open at 10:30am
Program and Lunch from 11:30am- 2:00pm
Dinner ($55): 
Doors open at 6:00pm
Program begins at 7:00pm
Evening VIP Experience ($75):  
this year is a VIP experience before the dinner event. VIP Hour will take place from 5-6pm. VIP guests will be treated to signature hors d'ouevres, wine, and a chance to win the VIP purse! 
Power Purse Drawing ($10):
(need not be present to win)
Winner will be drawn LIVE on Facebook!  

If you have any questions about Power of the Purse, please contact Amanda Davis or Kirby Cool by phone at (260) 927-0995 or by email at amanda@unitedwaydekalb.org or kirby@unitedwaydekalb.org.
Learning Link DeKalb County:

"Since 2009, Learning Link has engaged community members, business leaders, and education and training providers to improve the overall level of education countywide. 

Hear the refined mission and vision, and join a collaborative discussion about goals and targets in Birth to 5th grade Learning and 9th grade to Adult Learning.

Dinner will be provided with your RSVP to Ashton Willis by April 3rd to (260) 925-0311 or awillis@cfdekalb.org."
Catholic Charities RSVP:

April 29, 2017: "Greased at the Diner" will be a murder mystery themed  night of fun and fundraising to support the many projects of our local RSVP and the Community Center of Caring Food Pantry.

Please contact the RSVP with any questions 
(260) 925-0197.
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