United Way Presents 2019 Capita Award
United Way of the Capital Region presented the 2019 Joseph M. Capita Spirit of the Capital Region Award to John McHenry, president and CEO of Goodwill Keystone Area, at its Annual Meeting in May.
The Joseph M. Capita Spirit of the Capital Region 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.
John began his career at Goodwill as a truck driver. Early on, he realized the significant impact Goodwill has on people's lives and the reciprocal benefits to the community. While John's roles during his 47-year tenure changed, one principle value has never wavered: his steadfast commitment to Goodwill’s mission to help people with disabilities and other barriers to independence earn a paycheck and reach their fullest potential as workers and members of the broader community.
United Way Awards Giant Gift Cards to Lucky Donor
Capital BlueCross employee Bob Grochalski was recently surprised at work by United Way of the Capital Region’s “prize patrol” with $1,500 worth of gift cards from Giant Food Stores.
Grochalski won the prize because he donated $182 or more to United Way of the Capital Region’s 2018 fundraising campaign.
Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Maria
Maria was volunteering at the International Service Center’s food bank when she met Sophia, a community health worker with Contact to Care.
Maria had not received medical attention for many years and needed several important exams. Without health insurance, she didn’t know where to turn.
Through Sophia’s help, Maria was connected to UPMC Pinnacle’s Kline Health Center where she received her first mammogram and PAP test in more than a decade.
Sophia also connected Maria to a dermatologist at LionCare, a free clinic run by volunteer physicians from PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, who assessed her chronic allergies and prescribed medication to help her discomfort.
United Way Awards New Car to Lucky Winner
United Way of the Capital Region’s prize patrol recently surprised PNC employee Frank Sajer at his workplace with keys to a brand new Chevrolet Trax, courtesy of Turner Automotive Group.
Sajer won the prize because he donated $182 or more to United Way of the Capital Region’s 2018 fundraising campaign.
FREE Tax Preparation Benefits Area Seniors
William and Nancy from West Hanover Township have been married for 60 years and are retired. They first heard about the Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) program from their son and have been using the free service now for several years.
“We used to pay to have our taxes prepared,” explained William, “and that money would come out of our refund. Now, we get quality preparation at no cost. We get to keep our entire refund, which is important when you are retired.”
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 2018 fundraising campaign.