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Serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties in Central Pennsylvania.

Join Us as We Celebrate Our Story of Impact

Join us for United Way of the Capital Region’s Celebration Reception on Thursday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg. 

Hear first-hand through personal stories how your giving is writing a new chapter for our community in the areas of access to health care, basic needs, school readiness and workforce development. We’ll also recognize outstanding companies and organizations.

Hors d’oeuvres reception and cash bar are at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

United Way Sponsorship Opportunities

United Way of the Capital Region is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for many of our events, membership groups and publications in 2019. Thanks to the continued generosity of wonderful supporters, our events are highly visible, fun opportunities to connect with business and community leaders who believe in our mission, while supporting the important work of our organization. Our United Way is proud to say no donor dollars are used to sponsor our events.

Sponsorships include support above-and-beyond corporate and individual gifts made to United Way of the Capital Region. We hope you will consider partnering with us. Thank you for supporting United Way!

Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Bobby

As a veteran of the United States Army, Bobby understands the importance of commitment and hard work. When he recently found himself unemployed, Bobby turned to the Road to Success pilot project.

Road to Success, a community partnership with United Way of the Capital Region, helps the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they can earn a living wage.

What makes this project unique, is that it’s been developed through the lens of the employer and focuses on guiding individuals through the first year of work, as well as advancements in the workplace.

“We Have a Story to Tell” Video Launched

Last fall, United Way of the Capital Region and our community partners launched three innovative pilot projects to improve access to health care, school readiness and workforce development. 

See how this work, along with our support of basic and urgent needs programs, is changing lives right here in our community. Meet Levi, Bobby, Sarah and James, local residents who each have a unique story to tell.

Watch “We Have a Story to Tell”:

Real Impact: Meet Curtres

When unexpected circumstances impacted Curtres, she took action.

Several years ago, Curtres found herself in need of housing after a series of unexpected events changed her life.

“Sometimes bad things happen to good people,” Curtres says. “Once I wrapped my head around that, I knew I would be okay.”

Curtres found assistance with housing through Christian Churches United in Harrisburg. The organization is one of 19 programs supported by United Way of the Capital Region, which provide resources in urgent situations.

Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Levi

Levi is 3 ½ years old and lives in Newport with his parents and grandparents. He’s an only child and doesn’t have many opportunities to socialize with other children. Last fall, he began attending school readiness workshops, created to help prepare kids to enter kindergarten. The workshops are part of Ready for School, Ready to Succeed, a community initiative in partnership with United Way of the Capital Region, local schools and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. 

When he first started attending, he was struggling with speaking and wasn’t comfortable socializing with other kids.

Free Tax Preparation for Working Families

Low- to moderate-income working families in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties can receive free tax preparation services January 28 - April 15 through the Money in Your Pocket Campaign (MIYP).

The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). 

 

Now Accepting Nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Essence of Humanity Awards

United Way of the Capital Region’s Volunteer Center is accepting nominations for the Volunteer of the Year and Essence of Humanity awards, which recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding community service in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

Volunteer of the Year awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Youth –  individual nominees, 17 years-of-age or younger
  • Adults –  individual nominees, 18 years-of-age or older
  • Groups –  groups of volunteers, any age
  • Founder’s Award –  outstanding volunteer leadership

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