Community Outreach

Lake Area United Way campus campaign continues through Nov. 22

Our Lake Area United Way campus campaign continues through Nov. 22. Contributions that directly benefit northwest residents in need through local agencies can be made directly or through payroll deductions.

Local communities benefit

Big or small, every dollar makes a difference, according to Amy Hemingway of Advancement and campus campaign co-manager. “When your donation is combined with other gifts, we are helping our communities. That’s the beauty and power of giving to United Way. It’s a way for all of us to help keep northwest Indiana a great place to live, work and raise our families.”

Additional assistance

Amanda Kahle, Student Activities
Amanda Kahle, Student Activities, drops pennies in the bucket for the Finance and Accounting Club at the annual Penny Wars for Lake Area United Way.

Each year, a friendly competition among Purdue Calumet student organizations adds to campus contributions.

During the annual “Penny Wars”, recently held on campus, students rally to collect the most pennies in one day, with the winning organization earning a pizza party.

United Way background

LAUW is overseen by a local, 25-member volunteer Board of Trustees representing a cross section of the community. Approximately 100 trained and local volunteers decide where the dollars are invested based on community needs. They review and evaluate LAUW member agencies and decide the level of funding based on their service capacity.

Giving information

Pledge forms and/or more information can be obtained by calling Amy Hemingway at ext. 2308 or Liz Kubacki of English and Philosophy at ext. 2645.