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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – United Way of St. Joseph County will be holding their Annual Board Meeting on February 26, 2015 at Crowe Horwath in South Bend. The meeting will educate participants regarding the effects of poverty in Michiana. United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization working to reduce poverty by focusing on education, income, health and basic needs.

 

DJ Artimis from U93’s morning show will be broadcasting LIVE from the Martin's Super Market parking lot all weekend long! All donations collected at the event will benefit United Way of St. Joseph County's Team HEAT program.

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WHAT IS TEAM HEAT?

United Way's Team HEAT program matches each $50 clients pay toward their monthly heating bills,
providing families with heat in the winter months. In addition, clients of Team HEAT receive financial
education and five months of help from a personal case coordinator, leading to year-round utility
services and a better understanding of monthly budgeting. 

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MARTIN’S CHICKEN GIVEBACK FOR TEAM HEAT

For every bucket sold, Martin’s at Erskine Plaza will donate $5.00 back to Team HEAT!
12 Piece Chicken Bucket: $16.00
Offer valid: Friday 11/14 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11/16 8:00 p.m.
Limit 1 per customer. Valid ONLY at Martin’s at 926 Erskine Plaza in South Bend. No substitutions.
For every bucket sold, Martin’s at Erskine Plaza will donate $5.00 back to Team HEAT!
Limit 1 per customer. Valid ONLY at Martin’s at 926 Erskine Plaza in South Bend. No substitutions.

BLANKETS FOR SALE

Fleece blankets will also be sold for $10 during the event with $5 from each sale going to Team HEAT.

OUR PARTNER AGENCIES

Click below to learn the role these agencies play in supporting clients of our Team HEAT program.

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United Way thanks U93, The Stream and Martin's Super Markets—exceptional partners in driving change
to reduce poverty in St. Joseph County!  

 

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – On September 29, 2014, United Way of St. Joseph County will proudly welcome Matt Harrington as its new President & CEO.  Interim President and CEO, Alfred Guillaume, Jr., will aid in onboarding before returning to retirement shortly after that time.

Over the last eight years, Matt Harrington has made a significant impact on the local community through his service as Vice President of Organizational Advancement at LOGAN Community Resources, where he worked to advance the mission of LOGAN through fundraising development, marketing, strategic partnerships, and all Employment Service programs including LOGAN Industries and Community Employment.

In addition to many other noteworthy achievements, most recently, Matt served as Chapter President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2012 and graduated from the University of Notre Dame Executive Fund Development Leadership Program in 2013.

“We are confident that Matt will lead the United Way, with its partner agencies, to new levels of success.  His passion for our community, experience in management, and understanding of collective impact will be vital in addressing the most pressing social needs in St. Joseph County,” said Chris Strafford, Executive Chair on United Way of St. Joseph County’s Board of Directors.

As the United Way of St. Joseph County embarks on the journey to reduce poverty by 25,000 individuals by 2025 and celebrates their 100th Anniversary, the timing of Matt’s recruitment was critical." I have been fortunate to have had such a rewarding career that has positively impacted many members of our community,” said Matt Harrington.  "I am honored to join the United Way team and be a part of the exciting work ahead of us."

United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting change and meeting the needs of the community by ensuring that all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life. The mission of the United Way of St. Joseph County is to mobilize the community to collectively reduce poverty.


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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It’s official—United Way of St. Joseph County turned 100 years old on October 14, 2014. As the oldest United Way in the state of Indiana, the organization plans to use the next year to commemorate its rich heritage and remind the community how its mission of reducing poverty is more important than ever before. “We’ve identified poverty as the issue of focus in St. Joseph County, however our mission will still be achieved by addressing and improving the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health,” said Matt Harrington who recently joined the organization as President & CEO. “We can reduce poverty by 25,000 individuals by 2025, but need to get everyone invested—this includes businesses, individuals, governmental and educational entities and non-profits alike.”

In addition to celebrating past successes and mobilizing the community to “Live United,” United Way hopes to better communicate the role it plays in St. Joseph County. “Many people are aware that United Way exists, but few actually understand how it makes an impact,” stated Rachel Bradley, United Way Director of Mission Advancement. “We plan to be much more consistent about reporting positive outcomes and encouraging individuals and companies to find their true philanthropic passions so they can get excited about making a difference in this community.”

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