KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Maple Leaf Farms, Kosciusko Community Hospital and 1st Source Bank have completed their pacesetter campaigns for the United Way of Kosciusko County, raising a total of $56,202. Many events were held in order to increase employee participation. Events included; Minute to Win it games, zorb ball races, car washes, etc. Along with the many events, give-aways were also utilized to increase enthusiasm for the pacesetter campaigns.
United Way of Kosciusko County would like to thank the volunteers who coordinated the campaigns within Maple Leaf Farms, Kosciusko Community Hospital and 1st Source. Without the efforts of campaign committees, United Way campaigns would not be possible.
Funds raised during the United Way campaign will be used to create positive change in the lives of Kosciusko County residents. Each new dollar raised will be used for the UnitedIN16 grant up to $204,431. Funds will be used to support additional caseworkers at Fellowship Missions and Combined Community Services. Fellowship Missions’ Catalyst Program will be implementing a new rehabilitation component to be established named Genesis. This program will allow individuals who enter the homeless shelter with addiction to receive specialized care in order to become self-sufficient without the use of drugs and alcohol.
The UnitedIN16 grant will also allow Project Independence at Combined Community Services to expand the services provided for clients who have shown great success during their schooling, are few credits away from finishing, and need an extra boost in order to finish college, moving them towards self-sufficiency. Combined Community Services will also be able to use funds to provide for an additional staff member for their Hand Up program.