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19th Annual Pig Roast/Clam Bake
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“Catch the Giving Spirit” Appeal Underway
“Catch the Giving Spirit” Appeal Underway
“We each have our own niche in the community where we can offer guidance and value to the campaign.”  Those are the sentiments of Board...
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McKean Co. Awarded EFSP Funds
McKean Co. Awarded EFSP Funds
McKean County has been awarded $7,595 in federal funding through the SSA (state set-aside) process under Phase 34 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program...
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2017 Red Feather Luncheon
2017 Red Feather Luncheon
Dr. Jim Evans To Receive Red Feather Award
Dr. Jim Evans To Receive Red Feather Award
The United Way of the Bradford Area will honor Dr. Jim Evans with the Red Feather volunteer award at a luncheon on Thursday, May 4th,...
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Castano To Receive ‘Excellence’ Award
Castano To Receive ‘Excellence’ Award
The YWCA Bradford’s Executive Director, Vanessa Castano, has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Representation Award, according to United Way Executive...
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Disbursements Made From Smethport, Port Allegany Campaigns
Disbursements Made From Smethport, Port Allegany Campaigns
The United Way of the Bradford Area has awarded funding from both the Smethport and Port Allegany Campaigns for United Way to local agencies, after...
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Port Allegany Campaign Surpasses Goal
Port Allegany Campaign Surpasses Goal
Applications for funding due March 1.
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WAYS TO GIVE

The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. is proud of the successes of our annual campaigns, but did you know there are other ways to support the organization, as well?

Give a One-Time Gift

Honorariums

With special events always being “right around the corner”, why not honor someone special with an honorarium to the United Way of the Bradford Area! Praise the accomplishments of your favorite graduate; honor all the moms in your life; congratulate a friend for a job well done! The possibilities are endless!

Give an Honorarium Gift

Memorials

At a time when you’re remembering another, think of the best way to make a lasting impact on your local community.  A memorial contribution to the UWBA will allow our organization to continue our efforts of enhancing the quality of life in our area.   With a contribution of your choice ($5 and above), we send a tasteful card on your behalf to your chosen recipient.

Give a Memorial Gift

Special Events

Throughout the course of the year, the UWBA hosts special events, which are an excellent opportunity to showcase the work of our funded agencies, promote our donors, and have a great time.

Our annual Pig Roast/Clam Bake (presented by Northwest Savings Bank) is held on the Thursday following Labor Day.  We also host a 5k walk/run event in early summer, and we honor outstanding volunteers and community partners at our Red Feather event in the spring.  We’ll throw in a couple new events as need arises and time allows…but rest assured everything will be fun!

Planned Giving

As you are contemplating or finalizing your estate planning, please remember the United Way of the Bradford Area.  You may designate a contribution to our endowment fund, which will ensure that your generosity will continue for many years to follow.  Please contact our office for more information.

The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.  The official registration information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.  Unless otherwise stated, the United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. does not provide goods or services as whole or partial consideration for contributions made.

ADVOCATE

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

VOLUNTEER

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

 

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!