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"E" Stands for Early Learning!
It has been a busy month for our early learning initiatives! Your support is actively helping our youngest citizens have the best start in life.

Our Born Learning initiative has formed a new relationship with local Starbucks stores! Through April 10th at the four stand-alone stores Starbucks team members are organizing an in-store book drive! Consider contributing a new or gently-loved book appropriate for tiny learners under 5. They will go to local children in need of a good book to call their own!  


And if you visit any of theseStarbucks locations you will notice our new Born Learning posters! These irresistible posters encourage families to read aloud with their children to develop brain and language skills and build strong, loving bonds. As you know, reading aloud with your children is one the most important things you can do to prepare them for reading and learning in school.  


In other early learning news, our commitment to early learning opportunities was recently recognized by the South Central Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (SCIAEYC). As a thank you for our service, we received a children's book titled "Journey" that beautifully captured our belief that early education is a lifelong journey that begins at home. Read More >>  

Live United Spotlight: Meet 
 Mary Boucherle  

Mary Boucherle knows taxes like the back of her hand. She began working for the Internal Revenue Service by answering calls on the toll-free number. Twenty-three years later, she retired from her position as a Tax Analyst advising 97 Taxpayer Assistance Centers. During her time with the IRS, Mary developed a wealth of tax knowledge.  


Today, we're lucky she shares that knowledge with volunteers, partners, and clients through United Way's Free Community Tax Service.


While volunteering her talent 18-22 hours per week as a Free Community Tax Service (FCTS) Site Coordinator at the Owen County Public Library, Mary also manages and hones the talent of other United Way FCTS volunteers.  


"Volunteering is a way to use the knowledge and experience I gained as an IRS employee to give back to my community. Tax law is complex and can be intimating for lots of people. I strive to make the tax preparation process as easy as possible for all of our clients and for our volunteers."  


The Free Community Tax Service, led by United Way and the Financial Stability Alliance, helps low- and moderate-income people file taxes for free and claim valuable credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Read More >>  

Help Your Community Win Big!

Be a Star Player and Help Your Community WIN BIG!

The time on our 2013-2014 campaign clock is counting down.

Can you help us reach our goal by March 31st? Your donation to United Way today will be a game changer that will help meet the needs of people in our community throughout 2014.

Imagine how your donation will help create a better tomorrow for our community! Just think...
  • $1/week can provide a night of shelter for a mother and child fleeing violence at home.
  • $3/week provides breakfast for 3 children for the entire summer.
  • $5/week can provide 9 people with transportation to and from a new job for one month.   

Join your friends in a full-court press to ensure the important services provided by United Way member agencies and community programs will stay funded.

Donating is easy. Make a gift today, either a one-time donation or set up recurring monthly or weekly contributions. Click here to find out about our special giving societies.  



Over 40 young professionals are well on their way to building a successful financial future after attending "Manage Your Money like a Millionaire"! This workshop was organized by United Way and hYPe (Helping Young Professionals Excel), a program of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, to provide access to tax resources and local, financial professionals. Many of the participants took advantage of this opportunity and filed their taxes for free with MyFreeTaxes.  


So far over 100 people have filed their taxes on If your combined Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is under $58,000, you can prepare and file your federal and state taxes at for FREE anytime, anywhere! 


Interview style questions will lead you through the tax filing process and there are built-in answer checkers and calculators to ensure your filing process goes smoothly.Just like other online tax services, your personal information is confidential. And when you file electronically you'll get your refund fast - so file today!

isit  to learn more about all the options for free filing in our community. 
Campaign Highlights
Campaign Highlights 
United Way of Monroe County partners with local businesses and organizations to raise funds that support United Way and our 24 member agencies. Individual gifts and campaigns at community-minded workplaces like these are helping us achieve specific goals in the areas of Education, Earnings, and Essentials.  
There's still time for you to join your neighbors in helping to create a better tomorrow for our community. Can you help us meet our community goal? Every dollar donated will make a lasting impact in our community.

If you've not yet donated, please consider making a gift today



Kirby Risk is supplying our community with a $1,210 donation including employee and corporate contributions.   





Staff at Indiana Legal Services, a United Way member agency, are advocated for their community with a total gift of $3,405, an increase of 15%.






Bank of America associates are investing $1,139 in the community.     





JP Morgan Chase & Co. employees contributed $1,139 to create a better tomorrow.   





Staff at Girls Inc., a United Way member agency, demonstrated they are strong, smart, and bold by increasing their contributions 29%, raising $1,170.  







Staff at Middle Way House, a United Way member agency, is supporting our community by donating $1,696, a 14% increase.  




Giving Societies 
Join the club and lead the way by joining the Vanguard Leadership Society. Or, if you are under 40, consider becoming a Young Leader. Individual and combined gifts qualify for membership. Find out more.
Want to learn more about giving to United Way? Contact Resource Development Director Sarah Hayes by email or call her at (812) 334-8370.

Upcoming Events 

Now thru April 12

Sites throughout Monroe & Owen counties

Now thru April 15

Anywhere, Anytime.

March 27 

Financial Stability Alliance Savings Workshop  
Circles Initiatives
Crawford Apartments
2440 S Henderson St.
6:00pm - 7:30pm

April 1  

Be More Awards

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

114 East Kirkwood Ave.   

7:00 pm    

Pinnacle School
2182 W. Industrial Park Drive
3:30 - 5:00 pm
April 5 thru 11
Locations Around the Community 
See Schedule Below

Positive Link 
333 E Miller Dr.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

April 11 

Global Youth Service Day

The Warehouse

1525 South Rogers St.  

9:00 am - 2 pm
April 12

SCIAEYC Let's Celebrate Literacy!

Bloomington Center for Global Children

1111 North Walnut Street

10 am - Noon
Sunday, April 13 

Homeward Bound Bloomington

Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (formerly Third Street Park)
Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Money Smart Week Events 
April 5 
Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.

12:30-1:30 pm
April 8 
Ivy Tech Student Commons
200 Daniels Way

2:00-5:00 pm
Please RSVP Here 
April 9 
Alumni Hall, IMU
900 E. 7th St.

1:00-4:00 pm
April 9 
City Hall
401 N. Morton St.  
3:00-5:00 pm
April 9 
Frangipani Room, IMU
900 E. 7th St.

7:00-8:00 pm
April 10 
Positive Link
333 E Miller Dr.
4:00-5:30 pm
April 11
Work One Bloomington
450 S. Landmark Ave. 
10:30 am-12:30 pm

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United WayUnited Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves people's lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through our Community Action Fund, Priority Funds, and grant initiatives, we work with 24 member agencies and other community partners to focus resources on the building blocks for a better life: education, earnings, and the essentials.
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