Latest Press Releases
June 18, 2019
1.2 Million Pennsylvanians Cannot Afford Household Basics
New United Way of PA Report Sheds Light on Financial Hardships HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 18, 2019) – The United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP), along with statewide and regional partners, today released a report that shows that 1.2 million Pennsylvania households earn more than the federal poverty level but still not...
February 11, 2019
On PA 2-1-1 Day, United Way of Pennsylvania announces statewide 2-1-1 availability by end of 2019
Today, United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 2-1-1 are standing united to recognize February 11th as PA 2-1-1 Day and celebrate a significant milestone. All Pennsylvania residents will be able to contact 2-1-1 for help by the end of 2019.
January 22, 2019
As some federal government employees go without a second paycheck, Pennsylvania Labor Movement, United Way and PA 2-1-1 launch emergency response system for furloughed federal workers
Through PA 2-1-1, the United Way of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, and the American Federation of Government Employees District 3, have launched a text code initiative which will provide information and updates aimed to help impacted workers cope with the shutdown. This service will connect federal government employees and contractors who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown to community resources such as assistance with food, utilities, housing, etc. launching an initiative today to support. This initiative will be available throughout the shutdown.
September 13, 2018
United Way of Pennsylvania presents Keystone Spirit of the United Way Award to Erie County resident Thomas B. Hagen
United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to Erie County resident Thomas B. Hagen at a celebration hosted by Erie Insurance on September 12, 2018.