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 Pennsylvania, and UWP’s survey of…

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United Way of PA Second COVID-19 Impact Survey Results Illuminate the Difficult Road towards Financial Recovery

Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) conducted a second COVID-19 Impact Survey one year after the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, with returns showing that many households continue to struggle, including working families. Pennsylvanians have greater concern about mental health and well-being, and responses show a 10 percent increase in low to middle income households’…

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Resilient PA Grassroots Network Launches to Help Pennsylvania Communities Grow and Flourish Beyond Trauma

Harrisburg, Pa. (March 16, 2021) — United Way of Pennsylvania announces today that it is launching a statewide network to connect local organizations who want to help support individuals through a trauma-informed approach which recognizes various forms of trauma and adverse events. This coalition, called “Resilient PA – Growing and Flourishing Together”, strives to foster…

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Record-Breaking Numbers of Pennsylvanians Turned to PA 211 Network for Help in 2020

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 430,000 individuals who sought help via phone, text, or web search, and re-committing to be there for Pennsylvanians as our state builds back from the pandemic….

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Record Number of ALICE Families Struggled to Afford Household Essentials as COVID-19 Hit

These families have little to no savings and are most concerned about their ability to afford housing costs Before COVID-19 hit, almost 1.4 million Pennsylvania households were already one emergency away from financial ruin — a 10-year record high — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis, according to the latest…

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United Way Survey Seeks to Understand Pandemic Impacts on Pennsylvania Families

Harrisburg, PA— United Way of Pennsylvania is conducting a COVID-19 Impact Survey to assess the financial and household burdens that the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused on our state’s families. This short confidential survey asks Pennsylvania families about their experience with finances, housing and utilities, child care, food accessibility, transportation and health care during the last…

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PA 211 and United Way Launch Texting Campaign to deliver vetted information to Pennsylvanians

United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 211 launched an informational campaign by text to keep Pennsylvanians connected to verified sources of information on COVID-19. The campaign includes fraud prevention tips, information to help people access individual payments from the federal stimulus, and statewide resources to help households struggling with a loss of income. To opt…

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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 fundraising by United Way for…

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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 the United Way of Pennsylvania…

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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…

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