Valerie's Story: Generosity at work

Today, we are helped. Someday soon, we want to be the helpers.

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Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

"The childcare sponsorship we received is a blessing. We wouldn’t be able to send our children, Bianca and Leo, to the YMCA without it. My husband is a student, and we are both working. If our kids didn’t have nurturing, comfortable childcare, I don’t know how we would make it through this transition.

So many things seem economically out of reach for people these days. Money is tight. It’s rough when a broken dryer or a flat tire can set you back a month. But knowing that the kids are in a good place gives us the peace of mind to keep going. We know that giving them a good start is one of the most important things we can do.

Today, we are helped. Someday soon, we want to be the helpers. The generosity of people in Porter County inspires us to feel we can make it, and eventually give back to help someone else make it.”

United Way and its partners helps families like Valerie’s get the support they need so they can do what they need to do to support their family.

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