We fund a variety of progams each year. Here's a breakdown from 2016 to show you how your money is spent in the community.
Adventure Grants, : $6,000
These small grants allow local scout leadership and other organizations to apply for grants of up to $500 each for a project the group wants to do or for sending the kids to summer camp.
After School Program, Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County: $50,200
Each day the children are provided a small meal after school then head to the homework rooms where they can receive assistance as required. Following homework time they can visit the library, participate in sports and fitness programs or attend meetings of the cooking club, fine arts club, photography club, reading club, Smart Girls, or the Torch Club.
Basic Needs Emergency Services, Salvation Army: $13,490
Clients can receive help from the food pantry once every 30 days as well as rental and utility assistance.
Disaster Services, American Red Cross: $13,000
Disaster volunteer leaders provide direct services during large and small scale disasters.
Domestic Violence Services, Hoosier Hills PACT: $16,603
They offer a 24 hour toll free crisis lines, safe shelter to victims and their children, crisis counseling, danger assessment, safety planning and individualized case management.
Food Pantry, Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor (LIFE): $17,500
Clients coming to the pantry expressing the need for food can be helped with basic supplies from the pantry.
Kindergarten Countdown, United Way of South Central Indiana: $24,000
Children entering kindergarten in the fall and who have scored low on their Kindergarten Roundup tests are invited to participate so they are better prepared for school. Children in this group are at a much higher risk to not finish High School. They are picked up and delivered by bus, fed breakfast and lunch, and are taught by a certified teacher and assistant during this four-week camp to perpare them to start school on level with thier peers. UW currently funds this program in Lawrence and Orange Counties with grants.
Paoli Senior Center: $1,040
Providing meals, social and physical activities to help senior citizens remain healthy and active.
Prescription Drug Discount Cards, United Way of South Central Indiana: (no cost)
These cards are provied free of charge to those who have no prescription insurance or need a drug their insurance does not cover. Usual discount is around 25% or more. In Lawrence county alone citized are saving $100,000 per year. This program is brought to the community by UW at no cost.
Respite Services, LifeDesigns: $2,700
Staff provide support to the individual with a disability, teaching independent living skills. Case management and coordination are provided as well as health care coordination for those with healthcare needs.
Subsidized Primary Health Care, Community Health and Wellness Center: $8,500
Patients are enrolled and then provided primary health care by a physician or a nurse practitioner. They provide both well and sick care on a sliding scale.
Young at Heart Fitness Program, Senior Citizens of Lawrence County: $3,000 Providing meals, social and physical activities to help senior citizens remain healthy and active.