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Local Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Earns National Honors

We are proud to announce that the Delaware County Campaign for Grade Level Coalition has been recognized by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as one of 38 recipients nationally to receive Pacesetter Honors. United Way of Delaware County is the sponsoring organization for the Delaware County Coalition. Delaware County earned honors for not one, but two improvements in the categories of School Readiness and Overall Grade Level Reading. Our county was the only community in Indiana to receive honors.

The Pacesetter Honors recognizes communities who “lead by example” to solve challenges in areas that undermine literacy. It is among the highest awards presented by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

Kudos go to our coalition partners and the tremendous strides they have made in this community-wide effort to improve childhood literacy. We must also commend our staff for their strategic thinking and hands-on approach through Reading Clubs. Many thanks to our Board Members who support the work we are doing in the community. 


As our community’s sponsoring organization for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading work, United Way of Delaware County:
  • has convened a coalition—to set a common goal, measure results, identify challenges and figure out how to overcome them together
  • runs reading clubs in four elementary schools
  • brought Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our county to increase children’s access to books
  • funds programs that address challenges for grade-level reading success
  • is actively engaged and partnered with key coalition members including Muncie Community Schools and BY5
Learn More About Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Community Success Stories Highlighted

In February, we were able to highlight several success stories from our community that would not have been possible without your contributions. When you Have a Heart for Giving, the impact made in Delaware County is immeasurable.

To read all of the stories of how united, United Way of Delaware County and our funded partners are making an impact in our community, visit our website or Facebook page.

Read the Heart for Giving Stories Today
UNW Terri

Read-Along to Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon


Terry Whitt Bailey, Advocacy Chair of UWDC and Director of Community Development for the City of Muncie, reads Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon to the children of Delaware County. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is just one of the books a 3-year-old receives as a part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library reading program. Grab your book, follow along and check out our reading tips!

Tax Season is Here, File Your Taxes for Free 


Over $3 Million Refunded in 2015!

Keep 100% of your refund by saving an average of $200 or more in tax preparation!

Online

If your household income was $62,000 or less in 2015, you may file online yourself at MyFreeTaxes.com.

You may call First Merchants Bank at 855-210-3763 if you have any questions while completing the form. They are available Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST. This will begin on Thursday, February 4 and will end on Monday, April 18.

Sponsored by First Merchants Bank.

In-Person

If your household income was $54,000 or less in 2015 and you would like the assistance of a trained volunteer, beginning Monday, February 1, you may file in-person at one of these sites:

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE:

  • Roy C. Buley Center, 1111 N. Penn St., Muncie, IN, 10 a.m.-1  p.m., Mondays, Feb. 1 through March 14 except closed Monday, Feb. 15, President's Day.

  • Eaton Community Center, 600 E. Harris, Eaton, IN, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 1 through March 14 except closed Monday, Feb. 15, President's Day.

  • Maring-Hunt Library, 2005 S. High St., Muncie, IN, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, February 3 through April 13, and Fridays, Feb. 5 through April 15.

YORKTOWN KIWANIS CLUB:

  • By appointment only! Appointments starting Thursday, February 18th, Thursday, March 3rd, & Thursday, March 17th, 2016. For appointments, call 765-284-2594, and ask for Ed Armantrout.

AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM:

  • Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 1201 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie, IN, 12 Noon-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 9 through April 15.

  • Muncie-Delaware County Senior Center, 2517 W. Eighth St., Muncie, IN, 12 Noon-4 p.m., Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 4 through April 15. 

  • Winchester Public Library, 125 N. East St., Winchester, IN, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 3 through March 30.

  • Ross Community Center, 1110 W 10th St., Muncie, IN, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 6 through April 9.

UW Book Drive - Happening Now!

Be a part of United Way of Delaware County's annual book drive benefiting United Way literacy projects in Delaware County. The book drive began on March 7 and will run through March 25, 2016. Donate new or gently used children’s books at the following locations:

FIRST MERCHANTS BANK:

  • 200 E Jackson St, Muncie 47305
  • 801 S Tillotson Ave, Muncie 47304
  • 1628 W McGalliard Rd, Muncie 47304
  • 2101 S Madison St, Muncie 47302
  • 1501 N Nebo Rd, Muncie 47304
  • 937 W Walnut St, Albany 47320

BALL STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION:

  • 2900 N Oakwood Ave, Muncie 47304

THE CAFFEINERY:

  • 401 S Walnut St, Muncie 47305

TOYOTA OF MUNCIE:

  • 3311 N Nebo Ave, Muncie 47304

JOHNSON'S GAS STATION:

  • 102 S Sycamore St, Gaston 47342
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