EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The United Way of Southwestern Indiana has raised $3.5 million toward its goal for this year.
United Way is using the so-called ALICE story to motivate giving.
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed.
Essentially, more than 4 out of 10 families are working hard, but cannot meet all of their basic needs.
Kyra Melton placed stickers, showing United Way's progress toward the $4.5 million goal.
"That's a struggle a lot of people I know personally go through today and so I guess what they're trying to do, what their story is, is to raise money to be able to change that whole situation that we're in," Melton said.
There are many ways to contribute to the United Way, including through your employer.
The United Way encourages you to see your HR director about how to get started.