Help Us Kick Off Our 2018 Campaign and Day of Caring
On Friday, September 7, approximately 1,500 volunteers will work on projects throughout our community as part of United Way of the Capital Region’s 26th Annual Day of Caring which is sponsored by PNC Bank.
If you are one of these volunteers, join us for a delicious breakfast provided by Wegmans from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg. Play some fun games and learn more about United Way. During the program, we’ll announce United Way’s 2018 fundraising goal and give out some fantastic door prizes.
Now Collecting Tools For Schools
We want to provide pre-school age children with the tools they need to succeed! Through the Tools For Schools project we’re collecting school supplies for children participating in our Ready for School, Ready to Succeed pilot project.
You can help by contributing any of the items listed on the Tools For Schools flyer. Donations will be collected August 13 through September 7.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the locations listed on the Tools For Schools flyer. Participating in Day of Caring? You can bring your donation to the Day of Caring kickoff event!
Trikes Take Over Harrisburg for United Way
Twenty-two teams gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on July 20 to compete for the coveted Trike Race Trophy!
First National Bank out-pedaled the other teams to take first place, followed by Capital BlueCross in second. Fun team spirit awards were also presented:
- Tallest Team: TE Connectivity
- Smallest Team Award: RKL LLP
- Most Spirited: UPMC Pinnacle
- Wackiest Costumes: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
- Good Sportsmanship Award: Millers Mutual Insurance
Congratulations and “thank you” to all teams who competed in the event! Special thanks to our event sponsors: Nestlé Purina PetCare, Penn National Insurance and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
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.
United Way Presents Capita Award
United Way of the Capital Region recently presented the 2018 Joseph M. Capita Spirit of the Capital Region Award to Yvonne Hollins, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, Inc. for her incredible impact on our community.
The award recognizes an exceptional community partner or corporate citizen for superlative acts of community engagement and measurable impact in the health, education and betterment of our regional community.
Learn more about Yvonne and her dedication to the Capital Region by watching this video: Joseph M. Capita Award 2018.
Tocqueville Society Holds Reception for New Members
Nearly 100 Tocqueville Society members attended the 21st Annual New Member’s Reception on June 6 at the newly restored home of Dave and Donna Schankweiler. Their home is located on Front Street in Harrisburg.
For the fourth consecutive year, the event was sponsored by Roof Advisory Group, Inc., a wealth management and financial planning firm focusing on the professional investment management and sophisticated financial planning needs of high net worth individuals.
At the event, members learned about the history of the home, the work of United Way and the significant impact Tocqueville Society members make in the Capital Region. The Tocqueville Society is comprised of community leaders who donate at least $10,000 to United Way on an annual basis.