As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take the time to thank our largest ongoing supporter: United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). Since our partnership began in 1976, UWCI has donated more than $5 million to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis.

UWCI has encouraged growth, change, and sustainability at Girls Inc. throughout our nearly four-decade relationship. UWCI was integral in supporting our shift to an outreach model of service delivery. This new model allowed Girls Inc. to significantly lower the cost of service by offering programs at schools, community centers, and other youth agencies. As a result of annual support from UWCI, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has grown to the second largest affiliate of our national organization, serving more than 4,000 Indianapolis girls each year.

Our heartfelt thanks to the United Way and its countless donors for the steadfast, generous support of Girls Inc. and other Indianapolis organizations working to help people learn more, earn more, and lead safe and healthy lives. In recognition of this support, Girls Inc. is proud to host an annual United Way campaign which, each year, achieves 100 percent participation.