Latest Press Releases
March 27, 2020
PA 211 and United Way: Here for Pennsylvania Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on Coronavirus and resources to help households struggling with a loss of income. This is in addition to live-answer text and call services by PA 211, and local...
February 7, 2020
United Way of Pennsylvania presents 2019 Keystone Spirit of United Way Award to Robert Pullo of York County
Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to York County resident Robert W. Pullo at a celebration hosted by United Way of York County on February 6, 2020. The Keystone Spirit of United Way Award was created by...
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.