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Upcoming Wells County Health Fair

Plan to attend on Saturday, October 8th, 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Lancaster Center Elementary School.  Free screenings, low–cost screenings and health information will be offered at the Wells County Health Fair. Here are just some of the free screenings that will be offered: PSA, Vision, Skin Cancer,...

Head Start Preschool News

Head Start is now taking applications for the 2016/2017 school year. Head Start is a free preschool program for income eligible 3-5 year olds.  The Head Start program provides a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy and social and emotional development....

Blossom and Bache Available for Your Event

Do you have a company or community event coming up?  Would you like Blossom the Book Butterfly and Bache the Bison(tenniel) to attend?  Just contact the United Way office at 260-824-5589 to see if they are available.   Blossom the Book Butterfly promotes the love of books and reading and reminds...

Exec Director on PBS panel this evening

Watch PBS39's program on April 15, at 7:30pm when a panel will discuss the return on investment of early childhood education.  Our executive director, Pamela Beckford, will join Dr. Sherry Grate, Superintendent of Schools, DeKalb County Central United School District and Sue Ehinger, Chief...

Sign up to read to preschoolers!

Women United is excited to be sponsoring a reading day in our local preschools.  We are in need of volunteers to read in the morning (at 10:30) and in the afternoon (at 1:00) on April 20th.  We will meet at the United Way office where you will receive the book you will be reading and the name and address...

Wells County’s Bison Herd Grows!

                        We took delivery of this 8-foot fellow on Friday, February 12th.  Follow United Way of Wells County's twitter feed to stay up to date on the progress of our Bison-tennial Art Project.

United Way Honored with Award at Last Night’s Chamber Banquet

"The United Way of Wells County is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Wayne Barker, superintendent of the Bluffton-Harrison school district, introduced the agency as the Business of the Year. The focus was on the UW board’s decision to concentrate on early childhood development — particularly...

United Way Named Chamber Business of the Year!

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce made the exciting announcement on January 8th - that United Way of Wells County is the 2016 Business of the Year.  What a way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!! Check out The News-Banner On the Beat Blog here to read the public announcement.  We are so honored...

Blossom and Battiste will be at Local Author Night

Come to the Wells County library Tuesday, October 27th in Bluffton for the Local Author Night! Blossom's book will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to United Way of Wells County. Author Jerry Battiste and Blossom will be signing books for sale and have bookmarks to give away. The...

Easter Seals Gives Back Bracelets

Support United Way's Women's Leadership Council by purchasing these beautiful Elyse Ryan designed bracelets. You'll be providing employment and training for Easter Seals clients, and $10 of every cuff sold will go to United Way WLC. Click here to read more and make a purchase.