2020 PA VITA Guide available

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS program that people who earn less than $56,000 per year can use to get their taxes prepared for free. To find a location near you and make an appointment, check out our 2020 VITA Guide. About VITA: Low to middle income workers have access to the refundable…

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Press Release for First Book Grant

PA Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera joined United Way of PA and WITF, on behalf of PA Public Media, at a press event in Harrisburg this week to announce a First Book Grant of $170,000 which will help get 49,000 books into the hands of children from economically disadvantaged communities across the state. Secretary…

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Jan. 31 is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day!

January 31st is EITC Awareness Day! Spread awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit that will bring thousands in tax credits to hardworking Pennsylvanians this year.  EITC is a common-sense tax break that helps low wage income earners, like our ALICE community, keep more of what they’ve earned. Last year, 865 thousand Pennsylvanians claimed EITC,…

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Upcoming changes to clearances for employees that work with children

Starting January 1, 2020, all employees having contact with children as part of their job will be required to obtain criminal background checks and the PA Child Abuse History Clearance prior to beginning employment. Organizations will no longer be able to hire employees who have contact with children on a provisional basis, however, a waiver…

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First Book Grant Received for $170,000

United Way of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Pennsylvania Public Television, has been awarded $170,000 for new books and ebooks, for children in need across the state. “First Book is helping public media partners and United Ways to resource proven local strategies which get free books into the hands of children of all ages from low-income…

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We have moved!

The offices of UWP and PA 211 have moved to Lemoyne – our new address is 20 Erford Rd., Suite 215, Lemoyne, PA 17043. Thank you for keeping our contact information updated in your system! Our telephone numbers have not changed.

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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 enough to pay for essentials such…

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United Way of Pennsylvania Announces Statewide 2-1-1 Availability By End Of 2019

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. 2-1-1 is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that currently connects 97 percent of…

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UWP In Partnership With Labor Launches Texting Initiative To Support Government Employees

United Way of Pennsylvania, in partnership with PA 2-1-1, PA AFL-CIO, and AFGE District 3, are launching an initiative January 17th, 2018 to support federal government employees and contractors who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown. This initiative will be available throughout the shutdown.  UWP has launched a text code which, when individuals sign up, will authorize…

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Keystone Spirit of the United Way award honor roll

United Way of PA is pleased to announce our nominees for the prestigious 2018 Keystone Spirit of the United Way Award. This award is given to a nominee to recognize his or her exceptional and sustained volunteer and philanthropic leadership. This award celebrates the nominees’ exceptional and sustained engagement with their local United Way and…

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