Trikes Take Over Harrisburg for United Way
Eighteen teams gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on July 19 to compete for the coveted Trike Race Trophy!
Capital BlueCross out-pedaled the other teams to take first place, followed by Gunn-Mowery, LLC in second. Fun team spirit awards were also presented:
- Tallest Team – Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area
- Smallest Team – Penn National Insurance
- Most Spirited – Millers Mutual
- Wackiest Costume – M&T Bank
- Good Sportsmanship – Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union
Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Shane
Shane lives in Susquehanna Township with his grandparents who he affectionately calls Gigi and Poppy. Like many five-year-old children, Shane loves to play, read books and create science projects.
This fall, he will enter kindergarten at Sara Lindemuth/Anna Carter Primary School. To help him prepare socially and academically, Shane attends workshops through Ready for School, Ready to Succeed, a community pilot project to increase school readiness.
“Transitions are difficult for Shane,” his grandmother says. “He struggles with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety.”
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.
Help Us Kick Off Our 2019 Campaign and Day of Caring
On Friday, September 6, more than 1,500 volunteers will work on projects throughout our community as part of United Way of the Capital Region’s 27th Annual Day of Caring.
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 fun games and learn more about United Way. During the program, we’ll announce United Way’s 2019 fundraising goal and give out some fantastic door prizes.
Now Collecting Tools For Schools
We want to provide preschool 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 12 through September 5.
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!
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.