United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc.

Dr. Jim Evans To Receive Red Feather Award

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2017 Red Feather Luncheon

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From the Bell Family

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Personal Giver

I Give Because

I give to the United Way because that’s the way I was raised. I think a lot of people take for granted how much they really have; we’re fortunate to have good jobs. So if I can give back just a little to make someone else’s life a little better that puts a smile on my face. People should give, it does a heart good

Tom Rook
Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County

I’m Glad You Give Because…

Our partnership with the United Way has only strengthened our relationship between the community and the children we serve. The dollars provided to us has created a safe, supportive, and child-friendly environment at the Center while providing continuing education to families and children. We are deeply appreciative and will continue to promote our mission through the United Way funds.

Mikele Bay, Director/Forensic Interviewer


Advancing the Common Good: Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
  • Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  • Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
  • Health – Improving People’s Health
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Champion a Cause. ADVOCATE
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United Way 5K

As part of the organization’s health impact strategy, the United Way of the Bradford Area hosts an annual 5K run/walk, promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles among area residents.


The United Way of the Bradford Area has many opportunities for those wishing to give of their time to do so.

If you have interest in any of the following positions, please contact the office.

First Chapter Early Childhood Literacy Program

United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. is holding a program of children’s story time, crafts, learning and informative caregiver workshop. Volunteer readers and activity supervisors are needed for this event at the Bradford Area Public Library on the second Wednesday morning of every month.

Campaign Presenter

When United Way representatives are permitted to address the employees of a respective business (employee presentations), a team of volunteers and staff conduct a formal presentation. This truly is the emphasis of what the United Way is all about. Employee contributions (via payroll deduction) are exclusive to the United Way. The presentation includes the use of media (video, DVD, Power Point, etc.) to convey the message of the United Way to those in attendance. A campaign presenter will share a message of giving with the audience, a personal example of their involvement with the organization and why they choose to donate. Staff members usually open and close the presentation - to thank you for past presentations and to explain options to donate. The best part of the presentations is that everyone receives a consistent message and it can be customized to fit the needs of the respective groups. Public speaking skills are a must for this responsibility.

Campaign Division Volunteer

The United Way annual campaign is separated into divisions relative to their industry or profession. During the course of the campaign, the United Way needs the help of organized individuals to call upon various accounts inquiring as to the status of their pledge or setting up a presentation for their employees. The basics of this volunteer effort include an initial contact, delivery of necessary materials, establishing date(s) and time(s) for presentation(s), being available to answer questions and following up to receive the total of the pledge(s). The advantage of volunteering in this capacity is if your work responsibilities are such that you cannot be away from the office, you can still stay in touch with your contact organization. Phone calls, e-mail and such go a long way to help follow-up and wrap-up the appeal. Plus, they appreciate hearing from you!
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