Our work in Henry County



Friday, September 6, 2019 Henry County Day of Caring

On this day, volunteers from around Henry County will come together to serve partnering organizations. United Way of Henry and Delaware Counties is collaborating with the Hope Initiative and the Day of Caring Committee for this year's event. United Way will match participating organizations with motivated volunteers from local businesses, schools, and service groups who dedicate their time and effort to improve our community. Although volunteers might be working on projects not directly related to the organization’s mission, Day of Caring is a unique opportunity to learn about the important work done by groups in our community, while helping them cross some things off of their "to-do" list.

2018 Henry County Day of Caring Volunteers

2018 Henry County Day of Caring Volunteers

Day of Caring Volunteers can expect to:

  • Learn about the mission and work of the host organization, and the needs of our community.

  • Have a great time with others while helping out a deserving organization.

  • Have a great team-building experience.

Service Project Examples

Day of Caring projects in the past have included: indoor/outdoor painting, office cleaning, sorting donations, neighborhood cleanups, serving meals, working with the elderly, landscaping/lawn work, assembling informational packets, etc.

Group Volunteer Information and Project Application

Individual volunteer registration


7 a.m. - 8 a.m. : Breakfast & Remarks at First Baptist Church (709 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN 47362)

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. : Group photo and sack lunch/water/gloves distribution at First Baptist Church

9 a.m. - 2 a.m. : Work at project sites around community

2 p.m. : End of volunteer work at sites. Thank-you’s and photo ops.

United Way of Delaware County is expanding to serve Henry County and will build a customized impact focus for the community.

Nearly half of all households in Henry County live in poverty or are struggling to make ends meet. These working families (or ALICE—Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) face daily obstacles hindering their health, education, and financial stability. Their lives—and futures—can change, but they need your help.

By strategically funding local programs and working toward community identified bold goals, we are making strides toward a better tomorrow. We are on our way, but we need your support.

Now is the time to conquer generational poverty and create a better future for the people of Henry County.

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Working to build a strategic impact agenda

United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties wants to listen to and learn from the people of Henry County and work together to build a strategic impact agenda that is unique to Henry County.

The Henry County United Fund dissolved last summer in anticipation of returning to the United Way family.

United Fund has primarily been a pass through of funds to nonprofits and relied primarily on volunteers to carry out it’s mission. The change means the community will have the benefit of a United Way staff to help examine goals, needs and funding potential to reach identified objectives, as well as the organizational structure in place to deliver on those objectives.

United Way is here to listen and learn

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If you are interested in hosting or joining a listen and learn session contact Lesley Devine via email or call 288-5586 x304

Who can participate in Listening & Learning Sessions?

  • We want to hear from EVERYONE

    • Community Members

    • Neighborhood Associations

    • Church Groups

    • Social Groups

    • Parents

    • Students

    • and anyone else that would like their voice heard

What is a Listening & Learning Session?

  • Safe space where you, as members of the community, are invited to share your thoughts on our future.

    We want to hear your::

    • Hopes for the future

    • The roadblocks stopping our community from getting there

    • Ideas for how to remove them

Benefits of participating in Listening & Learning Sessions

  • You will be providing invaluable information to United Way, which will be used to influence strategies and decision-making

  • Builds relationships and community connections

  • Allows local community work to be part of larger initiatives

  • Provides opportunities for everyone to be part of something larger than themselves

As we expand our services within Henry County we need to make sure our information is current and correct. To update your contact information please fill out this form.


Coming Soon…

United Way will be opening a THRIVE Center in the former United Fund office in New Castle to help serve struggling families. THRIVE Centers provide working families with a great support network by offering resources like financial coaching, income support programs, and job training so they can beccome more financially stable.