You’re Invited: United Way’s Annual Luncheon
Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Harrisburg Hilton for our Annual Luncheon: Driving Change to Improve Lives in Our Community.
During the event we will share highlights of our work over the past year and the next steps in our strategic vision. Cost is $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.
RSVP online by May 11 at: www.uwcr.org/annual-luncheon-registration.
Local Teens Live United Through Youth Day of Caring
More than 200 local high school students volunteered on April 8 as part of United Way of the Capital Region’s 14th Annual Youth Day of Caring.
Volunteers completed painting, clean-up and landscaping projects throughout Harrisburg City Island to prepare the park for the spring season.
Juniors and seniors from the following 10 high schools participated: Bishop McDevitt, Camp Hill, Commonwealth Connections Academy, Central Dauphin East, John Harris, Lower Dauphin, Middletown, Red Land, SciTech and Susquehanna Township.
Members of United Way of the Capital Region’s Bridges Society served as volunteer project leaders and chaperones. The Bridges Society connects the next generation of diverse leaders through giving and volunteering opportunities.
United Way Announces Transition to Tackle Root Causes of Issues Facing the Community
United Way of the Capital Region is transitioning its work to move the needle on critical issues facing the Capital Region in the areas of health, education, income and basic needs by focusing on the root causes of these problems. This organizational shift to a collective impact model of work comes after two years of studying the needs of the Capital Region and listening to residents in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties about the issues they care about most.
“We know that no single organization can solve the problems facing the Capital Region,” says Timothy B. Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO. “By changing our way of work to a collective impact model, we will help bring nonprofits, businesses, schools, places of worship, government, foundations and individuals together to solve problems.”
“This is more than collaboration. It’s about leveraging shared visions, goals and outcomes to create long-term success,” added Fatzinger. “Our new way of work is putting the most pressing needs of the community first, before the work of one organization.”
Corporations Help Make it Happen!
When it comes to supporting United Way of the Capital Region, local corporations help make our work possible through their generous contributions.
United Way of the Capital Region would like to recognize the following organizations for making a corporate donation of $10,000 or more to its 2015 fundraising campaign.
Life in the Capital Region: 2014 Assessment of Our Community
For the last five years, there has been a steady increase in the demand for health and human service programs in the Capital Region. To identify and understand the needs in our community, United Way of the Capital Region formed a partnership with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Perry County, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Cumberland County, Dauphin County and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Throughout 2014, this partnership conducted a comprehensive assessment of life in our community, which captured data about trends in health and human service needs, as well as community perceptions about issues facing the Capital Region. The result is a unique and comprehensive look at our community.
“Life in the Capital Region: 2014 Assessment of Our Community,” was released on March 5, 2015.