#GivingTuesdayNow was a global day of giving and unity that took place May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.  Even though the day has passed, the positive things happening in Pulaski County continue to pour out to create a ripple of support and unity. 

With support from local businesses, donors, essential workers and nonprofits, the Community Foundation raised over $4,500 in donations to the Pulaski County Care Pass-Through Fund!  The fund will support local organizations with urgent needs due to COVID-19.  THANK YOU!  Check out this appreciation video

Read about some of the local inspiring acts of community, hope, and generosity below. 


How will you help  continue this wave of generosity, engagement, philanthropy and support for communities and nonprofits in our county?

For more about #GivingTuesdayNow, click here

  • stories of support & Hope

    The Community Foundation gathered a few of the stories of gratitude and support from around the county.  

    Send in your photos/stories to info@cfopc.org and we will include them on our website and on social media.  

  • nurses come together to encourage staying home

    Nurses encourage community members to be heroes and save lives by staying at home.  

  • local resident makes masks for healthcare workers

    Mary Ortman, a local resident of Pulaski County answered the call and made over 100 masks for healthcare workers at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, nursing homes, and other medical facilities. Thank you for helping to inspire others by using your time and talent! 

  • rose acres donates eggs to west central meal recipients

    Rose Acre Farms in Francesville generously donated a dozen eggs to each person who came to pick up a meal at the West Central School Corporation sites. 

  • ALliance bank supports several small businesses

    Alliance Bank has been doing what they can to support small businesses and use that to lift up others affected by/helping with the pandemic. Employees donated funds to be ‘Casual for a Cause’ while their lobbies are closed and the Bank matched a portion of their gifts. Specifically in Pulaski County the dollars were used for the following…

    Winamac office purchased 20 gift certificates ($10 each) from One Eyed Jack’s and gave them to the custodial staff at Pulaski Memorial.

    Francesville office did a few things:

    o Sent flowers to our counterparts at Lake City Bank in Medaryville – We are in this Together!

    o Distributed coupons for $5 off at The Patio, Rod’s Pizzeria, or Farmhouse Kitchen to people still working in downtown Francesville

    o Partnered with The Patio to give out certificates for a free sundae to the 85 employees at Parkview Haven.

    CLICK HERE to watch video. 

  • good oil serving you with a smile

    Remember the days where the gas attendant put gas in your car for you?  Well at Good Oil in Winamac you will get that service once again.  Full service with a cause going strong!  Having fun serving customers while practicing social distancing and keeping down the spread of COVID-19.  Way to go Good to Go!

  • tippy's - in this together

    Tippy's wants the community to know we are in this together.  Two weeks ago Tippy's provided food for the hospital staff thanking them for keeping our community safe.  Last week a gift card was donated to a needed resource, and this week they will be donating pizza to the EMS department.  

  • First united methodist church - gift bags

    First United Methodist Church missions team is putting together gift bags for employees at essential stores that are open right now serving the community. Sanders employees were some of those employees that received a gift bag.

  • West central staff parade for students

    Teachers and staff of West Central went on a road trip in a caravan to see the smiles of their students. Over 30 decorated cars paraded through Medaryville and Francesville with teachers and staff waving at students and parents along the way.  Some students made encouraging signs to share with parade participants. 

  • Uptown project members answering the call

    Members of the UPTOWN PROJECT, our local churches, as well as, other members of the community want to ensure the needs of residents are being met during these uncertain times.  The community is answering the call to get groceries, medication, cleaning supplies, etc. for those who are unable to get out or have medical conditions or self-isolating.   There is HOPE.

  • Adopt a high school senior to show support

    Residents of Pulaski County and West Central School Corporation are finding sponsors to adopt a high school senior since they will be missing their "last milestone hurrahs'. Each sponsor will reach out to their student with encouraging words, small gifts, and other ways to make this a special time for them. What a creative way to be supportive!

  • Local pulaski county business donates elastic

    Tony Holliday with Clear Decision Filtration in Francesville is donating elastic for face masks.  Thanks Tony for your support!

  • eastern pulaski staff deliver meals to families

    Meals are being distributed to families with children on the east side of our county each week. Lenora Hoover leads a group of dedicated women who bag food for over 280 families. Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation school administrators hand them out. This has been going on for several weeks and will continue. Thanks to everyone involved!