Frequently Asked Questions
Payroll deduction is by far the most convenient method of contribution if your company has payroll deduction available. A small amount is taken from your paycheck each pay period, allowing you to make a small contribution each week that can make a big difference in the course of a year. Many companies also offer a matching gift for your contribution so be sure to inquire with your employer in order to leverage additional support for your community.
A direct gift of cash or check is always welcome and may be mailed to our secure post office box at P.O. Box 73, Tell City, IN 47586. We are also happy to provide a photo opportunity to promote your business or organization’s donation, just give us a call at 812.547.2577 to set up a time to make a donation in person.
United Way of Perry County also offers direct billing each quarter for pledges made during the annual campaign. Quarterly billing begins in January of the year following the annual fall fundraising campaign.
Online donations may also be made by clicking this link.
United Way makes a difference by changing lives and building a stronger community in Perry County. Together with our Community Partners we:
- Assess our area’s most pressing health and human service needs.
- Invest your contribution in proven programs that meet these critical needs.
- Deliver results in terms of lives changed and United Way’s direct impact on key issues that matter locally.
How does United Way accomplish this? Each year we conduct a countywide fundraising campaign in each county we serve. These funds are then reinvested into the community with the Community Partners that are providing the direct services that improve the Health, Education, Financial Stability of our communities and providing Emergency Assistance to our residents.
The best way to affect change in the issues faced by our community is through a gift to United Way’s Community Care Fund.
Tell me what makes this United Way different. There are approximately 1,400 United Ways across the country that exist in their respective communities to build partnerships and leverage resources to create plans for long lasting community change. Each United Way must adhere to strict Membership Standards of transparency and accountability set by United Way Worldwide and must comply with all financial requirements of the Internal Revenue Service.
Though United Ways share a logo and have similar missions, each United Way is independently incorporated and is led by local staff and volunteers. The work of each United Way is determined locally. Our Board of Trustees and Crawford County Advisory Council are comprised of local volunteers. To see a list of our local leaders, please go the United Way in Perry County and United Way of Crawford County tabs.
The United Way of Perry County’s focus is on Health, Education, and Financial Stability. In addition to supporting organizations who are working in these areas, United Way of Perry County coordinates seven direct service programs in Perry County.
1) Holiday Helpers United – This program is a collaboration of many organizations that provide Christmas Assistance. United Way of Perry County serves as the clearinghouse for all persons needing help during the Christmas holiday season.
2) Youth Day of Caring – Each year the United Way of Perry County coordinates projects and recruits youth organizations to do hands-on work in the community for many different non-profit organizations.
3) “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive – Every summer, United Way volunteers partner with Wal-Mart in Tell City and Corydon to collect school supplies for local school children.
4) Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – This early literacy program provides free books each month for all children in Perry County who are 0-5. United Way of Perry County is the “Local Champion” for this program and raises all the funds to pay for all the books.
5) FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card Program – These free cards can help provide a discount on medications if a family does not have prescription insurance or if a person’s insurance does not cover that type of medication. Cards are available at United Way office or may be downloaded from the Home page of this website.
Yes! The United Way of Perry County is a 501 (c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Service tax code. All donations to United Way of Perry County and United Way of Crawford County are tax deductible.
The United Way of Perry County undergoes a financial audit each year by an independent auditor and must meet stringent Membership Standards of United Way Worldwide in order to carry the respected United Way name.
Not every organization appeals to every donor, but all of our Community Partner organizations have met the meticulous standards of our United Way and meet the needs of our focus areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. If you like, you may designate to any of our approved Community Partners that fit your interests.
Giving to the United Way is much more than just giving to several non-profits…it is investing in the future of our community. The United Way of Perry County assesses the needs in our community and invests your contribution in organizations that deliver positive results. Your gift not only helps individual organizations do their work, but it makes a direct impact in improving the community overall through initiatives led by the United Way and through our collaborations with others.
Charitable giving is a personal and voluntary decision and the United Way encourages you to do what is most comfortable to you. A gift to the United Way is an investment that benefits the entire community, not just one program, issue, or population. United Way of Perry county supports the improvement in Health, Education, and the Financial Stability of families in our communities.
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