Media Contact

Kristen Rotz
President, United Way of Pennsylvania, and Executive Director, PA 211
(717) 238-7365 x201
(717) 448-1663

Latest Press Releases

April 7, 2022
New research: 73% of Pennsylvania’s Black Children Lived in Financial Hardship Pre-Pandemic
New report and interactive tools reveal that federal poverty data undercounts how many children of all races are growing up amid financial insecurity. HARRISBURG, PA – The majority of Pennsylvania’s Black and Hispanic children — 73% and 69% respectively — lived in households that couldn’t afford the basics in 2019, compared to...
February 11, 2022
More than One Million Pennsylvanians Utilized PA 211 Services Since the Beginning of the Pandemic; 211 Launches Statewide Web Chat for Pennsylvanians Who Prefer to Connect Online
Harrisburg, PA - On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the ability to connect from Hello to Help for more than one million individuals who sought help since March of 2020 via phone, text, or web search, and launching a new website...
January 28, 2022
United Way Calls for a Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit in Pennsylvania, Backed by New Economic Impact Study Demonstrating a Seven-Fold Return on Investment
Lemoyne, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania is calling for state legislators to join 28 other states that currently offer individual working taxpayers some tax relief in the form of an Earned Income Tax Credit. A new economic impact study commissioned by United Way of Pennsylvania and released today shows...
November 3, 2021
United Way of Pennsylvania Reminds Faith-Based and Nonprofit Organizations that Grants are Available to Help Vaccinate Children, in addition to First, Second Doses and Boosters
Lemoyne, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania is administering a grant program to help nonprofit and faith-based organizations connect hard-to reach populations statewide with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters and vaccines for children. The Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA) is a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department...
September 3, 2021
United Way of PA and the Early Learning Investment Commission Release Child Care Report on Working Families and Businesses
Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) in partnership with the Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) releases a report which demonstrates that both employers and workers recognize child care is essential to Pennsylvania’s economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential for Working Families and Businesses report combines the results from ELIC’s survey of business leaders in...
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