Winter Newsletter
Mission Statement - Improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of all Knox County Communities to create lasting change
In this issue:
  • Annual Campaign Nears completion - still time to donate
  • Wave II Children's Mental Health Grants available
  • Homeless Task Force updates
  • Wabash Valley Connect
  • Charity Tracker - New training opportunity TBA
  • Bedtime in a Box
  • VITA Free Taxes returns in February at Libaries
  • USI Intern will be joining us in January
  • Big Balloon Updates - April of 2022
  • Familywize now Single Care - Prescription Discount app & website. Free service partner of United Way.
United to Thrive
Campaign Continues Still time to contribute

The annual campaign is winding down and recently finished campaigns at Kemper CPA Group and Wabash Steel, You can still make a pledge by downloading a pledge card or by texting UWKnox to 41-444.
Wave 2 Lilly Grant Dollars for Children's Mental Health and Covid Relief Remain available.
Grant dollars from the Eli Lilly Covid Relief Funds remain available through the end of the year. These funds can be applied for in $10,000 and $2,000 increments by going to the Knox County Community Foundation Portal.
Recently awarded funds went to the following groups:
  • Helping His Hands Youth initiative in partnership with SHAPE $10,000
  • Knox County Public Library Homeless Initiative $2,000
  • Knox County Public Library Tutoring program $9,900 Pictured above
  • Salvation Army - diesel fuel for temporary freezer storage $1,000
Homeless Task Force
The Knox County Homeless Task Force continues its efforts to increase coordination of local efforts through community collaboration, resource development, and access to care. Information access improving through the expanded use of Charity Tracker and Wabashvalleyconnect.org
Wabash Valley Connect
Making a folder for the Homeless contacts that will enable navigators and consumers to have an up to date list of available resources.
New Training on how to utilize this organizational tool will be offered during the month of January.
Stay tuned for specific details.
"We are expanding the literacy of young people throughout the county."
Bedtime in
a Box
4 year-olds throughout the county received the Bedtime in a box through the Civitan Center, PACE Early Learning Programs in Vincennes and Bicknell and the South Knox pre-school. A total of 60 youth and parents received the box which teaches bedtime routine, oral and sleep hygiene and most importantly being read to at night!

VITA Free Tax Service Returns
Plans are under way with Joyce Conrad and her team of Volunteer Tax preparers who will work out of the Knox county Public Library in Vincennes and the Vigo Township Library in Bicknell to assist with tax preparation for residents regardless of income. Specific dates and times for the February assistance will be announced in the near future.
Jasmine Zellars to join team

Jasmine Zeller of Vincennes, a BSW intern from the University of Southern Indiana Social work program will be working with staff, volunteers, and board members during the Spring 2022 semester.
Big Balloon Build gets visit from the director visiting from Wales.
Stuart Davies of the Big Balloon Build visits the location at Highland Woods for the Candy Land themed event in early April 2022. 55 balloon artists from around the world will be here to build the Candyland themed build and the site of the first ever balloon fashion show. Much more on this after the first of the year.
Change in Prescription Savings
Familywize prescription service now known as Single Care. You can get on average 70% discounts on Rx and supplies by going to singlecare.com or downloading their App.
UPCOMING EVENTS UNITED WAY OF KNOX COUNTY
  • Charity Tracker January 11, 2022 4:30 in UWKC board room 20 N. 3rd Suite 300
  • Big Balloon Build Week of April 4th
UWW Membership 2021
United Way of Knox County
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Vincennes, IN 47591
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