Join Us for United Way’s Celebration Reception!
Come one, come all and join United Way of the Capital Region on Thursday, January 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg for a big top celebration!
During the event, United Way will announce if it has reached its 2014 fundraising goal. Campaign volunteers and outstanding workplace campaigns will also be recognized! Gold sponsors for this event are UPS and Fulton Bank.
Cost is $40 per person. To register, visit www.uwcr.org/celebration-reception-registration.
United Way Honors Robert Jones for His Humanitarian Efforts
Robert S. Jones of Camp Hill was recently honored with the 2014 Humanitarian Award from United Way of the Capital Region’s Tocqueville Society for his outstanding commitment to improving lives throughout the region during a special reception, sponsored by M&T Bank; Wilmington Trust, an M&T Company; and Penn State Harrisburg.
A native of central Pennsylvania, Jones entered the banking industry after earning his degree in economics from Dickinson College. He joined Dauphin Deposit in 1975 (now M&T Bank) and moved to Fulton Bank in 1999, where he worked until his recent retirement. While at Dauphin Deposit, he learned about United Way through the company’s workplace campaign.
For more than a decade, Jones has provided sustained service through his volunteer leadership at United Way. He has led fundraising efforts, served as board chair and chair of the Tocqueville Society, in addition to leading several committees. In 2006, his innovative thinking and creative approach to collaboration helped United Way secure the initial funds to establish the Tocqueville Society Challenge Match program, which helps generous donors “step up” their giving to become Tocqueville Society members.
Advocates for United Way - Michael Gillespie
"Giving back to our community is part of our culture at Hersha. The Capital Region is where we work and it is where we live and raise our families. United Way plays a critical role in the quality of life for our friends and neighbors. I volunteer with United Way because I want to play a part in making our community a great place to be."
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
The Volunteer Center can help you and your family, work group or service group find a holiday volunteer project. Holiday Connections, an agency holiday project and wish list, is available to help individuals and companies select holiday projects by providing a multitude of options, complete with contact information.
Whether your company (or even your department) is interested in adopting a family and purchasing gifts, collecting food, gathering winter essentials for homeless families, volunteering at a gift-wrapping booth to help an agency raise money, or simply donating money, we can help you find just the right match.
The Volunteer Center – Get Involved!
The Volunteer Center is a program of United Way of the Capital Region. Our mission is to advocate for volunteerism and serve as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities and needs in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties. Every day, we work with a growing network of non-profit health and human service agencies, environmental groups, schools and nursing homes to recruit and place volunteers. Last year, more than 4,000 individuals were referred to non-profits throughout the Capital Region.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities through our Volunteer Center, visit the Volunteer Center page.
Moving our Mission Forward Through Collective Impact
In 2013, United Way of the Capital Region completed an intensive and thorough strategic planning process. We looked at changes in the community, talked to program partners, business leaders, donors, volunteers, government leaders and people working in the areas of health, education and basic needs.
More than 1,900 people responded to our surveys and many attended focus groups. Through this process we learned that for far too many people, life in the Capital Region is not getting better.
- One in seven children lives in poverty.
- One in seven young people don’t graduate from high school.
- The income gap continues to increase resulting in a shrinking middle class.
- Needs continue to increase while government resources decrease.