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United Way Of South Central Indiana Awards 10 Nonprofits $185,900
Updated April 13, 2017 6:31 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The United Way of South Central Indiana awarded 10 nonprofits in Lawrence and Orange County a total of $185,900.

Lorri Hamer, United Way of SCI executive director, told the Times-Mail the campaign received a windfall check from a corporation that was added to the campaign's total that made the agency increases possible.

Among agencies receiving an increase was the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, which received $70,000 - an increase of about $20,000 over 2016. Officials say the money will be used to support the Thornton Teen Center and establish a youth program at Mitchell Junior High School.

Other agencies receiving increases were:

  • Hills PACT, domestic violence service will receive $20,000.
  • Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor, a food pantry, was allocated $16,603.
  • LIFE received $22,000, an increase of $4,500 from 2016.
  • The Paoli Senior Center received $2,100, which is about a $1,000 increase. The increase will fund its Hello Seniors program.
  • Kindergarten Countdown, which are summer learning camps to prepare up to 80 children for kindergarten, received $19,000 mostly through grants.
  • Community Impact was allocated $5,000 to help with ongoing community projects.
  • Adventure Grants: $6,000
  • After-school program at the Boys & Girls Club: $40,000
  • Disaster services by the Red Cross: $13,500
  • Emergency social services at Salvation Army: $13,000
  • Homebound and nursing home visits, Paoli Senior Center: $2,100
  • Lincoln/Stalker after-school program, by the Boys & Girls Club: $10,000
  • Respite Services from LifeDesigns: $2,800
  • Senior Citizens of Lawrence County: $3,500
  • Community Health and Wellness: $9,000
  • Thornton Teen Center: $20,000

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