Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
- Does United Way of Kosciusko County fund abortion?
No. Some people have incorrectly assumed, or been misinformed, that the local United Way funds medical procedures to terminate pregnancy. This is not true.
- What if the United Way of Kosciusko County funds a program that I don't like?
The United Way of Kosciusko County Campaign raises funds that support 52 programs. All reviewed by volunteers serving on Vision Council panels. Those programs serve a wide range of human needs, such as emergency shelter, counseling, mentoring, and literacy instruction.
- I don't live in Kosciusko County. Why should I give?
United Way supports local services. United Way services are available to people who live or work here in Kosciusko County. If you like, you can choose United Way's Designation option and designate all or part of your gift to a United Way in another community.
- I never use the agency services. Why should I give?
You may not need help from United Way programs today, but you or someone you care about may need them in the future. United Way funded programs help people deal with problems and issues every day. Those issues may affect not only an individual, but perhaps others around them such as family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. You could be one of those people. Your financial and volunteer support ensures that help is available.
- What if I feel pressured to give?
We believe strongly that giving is a personal choice. In fact, we encourage peer solicitation and employee meetings specifically to avoid the possibility of coercion and to give interested individuals the opportunity to be both informed about, and involved in, our mission. Any pressure is contradictory to our operating principles. If you feel pressured to give, we recommend you discuss your discomfort with your coordinator.