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Thursday, October 8, 2015
We're growing!  Lake Area United Way will be hiring a Community Impact Manager. The Community Impact Manager works under the direct supervision and in close collaboration with the Director, Community Impact and is responsible for managing...
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Can you believe it’s time to think about sending your kids back to school?  Setting earlier bedtimes, packing lunches, passing school bus stops that are once again occupied by kids carrying backpacks filled with new supplies are sure signs that...
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Ruthie Steele squeezed her eyes shut to conjure up just the right words. "If I can do it," she finally insisted from her wheelchair, "anyone can do it." The 92-year-old Dyer woman is a shadow of her younger self, but she still has a sunny...
Sunday, August 2, 2015
As a member of the Board of Directors for Lake Area United Way, I’ve seen amazing growth in the organization with fresh ideas cropping up at every corner. For instance, I have enjoyed watching the evolution of the ambitious “Canstruction NWI”...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Twenty years of accounting experience gave Evelyn Harris the skills and work ethic to excel as a Resource Development Associate with the Lake Area United Way for the past two years. Recently awarded as the 2015 Station Manager of the Year for her...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
GRIFFITH |  Lou Martinez, Retired Lake Area United Way President was presented The Sagamore of the Wabash Award after the organization’s June meeting of its Board of Directors.  Martinez’ career with Lake Area United Way spans over 3 decades. ...
Monday, July 6, 2015
(Originally published in The Times of NWI, Sunday, July 5, 2015) My name is ALICE.  You may know me very well, or I may be a complete stranger. I may be your next door neighbor or sit next to you on Sundays at church.  I’d like to tell you my story...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
(Orig. Published in The Times of NWI June 26, 2015 3:00 pm  •  Rob Earnshaw)VALPARAISO | A contest that inspires students in the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and helps feed the hungry, kicked off Friday at Ivy Tech....
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Please click below to read the request from Dan Murchek, Lake Area United Way Board Member & President of the NWI Federation of Labor. Any assistance you or your organization can provide is greatly appreciated. sites/lauw.org/files/Summer%...
Sunday, May 31, 2015
(Originally Published in The Times of NWI - 5/31/2015 - Times Editorial Staff) Lake Area United Way has been working feverishly for decades to treat the symptoms of poverty and other social issues. To make real headway, though, it must now devote...

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