Pizza Hut Fundraiser for Campaign

Starting tonight and for the next two months on the second Wednesday of the month, Pizza Hut will be donating a portion of their sales back to the United Way. Participation is simple, print these coupons and present them with your bill — Pizza Hut will take it from there!

They will donate back 20% of each sale by presenting the physical coupon to be attached to the bill. This is eligible for take-out and dine-in!

Thank you and enjoy your pizza!!!

Business After Hours

Join us on October 17th for a Business After Hours hosted by Northwest Bank and the Bradford Chamber of Commerce! There will be food, drinks and a door prize — be sure you bring your business card to be entered in the raffle.
We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the United Way of the Bradford Area’s 2019 – 2020 campaign – Invest In Your Community.
If you didn’t know, we run three separate campaigns — Port Allegany, Bradford and Smethport!

See you on the 17th

United Way 21st Annual Pig Roast

The United Way of the Bradford Area’s 21st Annual Pig Roast & Clam Bake, is scheduled for  Thursday, September 5th beginning at 5:00 pm at the Bradford Township Lions Club.

The event serves as the celebratory kick-off for the United Way’s annual campaign, and is again being presented by Northwest Bank.   Twenty dollar Pig Passes will be available at the United Way office, 161 Main Street, Bradford on Wednesday July 31st – Mark your calendars as Pig Passes are limited to 50!

On Thursday August 1st, 2019 Pig Roast tickets will be available for ($35.00 per person) and raffle tickets will also be available.  In addition to the Pig Pass early-bird sale event, we will be giving one ticket away each Friday leading up to our main event on September 5th.  To know more about the Friday ticket giveaways, be sure to follow us on social media. 

For more information on our event, please stay tuned to our website, our local media and our social media pages.

For more information on the Pig Roast & Clam Bake, or the United Way’s annual campaign, “Invest In Your Community”, visit uwbanews.org or call 814-368-6181.

EFSP — Phase 36

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Applications Available

McKean County awarded $20,571.00 to fund local food and shelter programs

McKean County has been awarded $20,571.00 in direct federal funding under Phase 36 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). This award will supplement emergency food and shelter programs in McKean County for a spending period of February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020.

The National Board is comprised of representatives from health and human service agencies across the country.  The United States Congress appropriates funds annually to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas nationally.

The local board, made up of representatives from McKean County, will determine how the funds will be distributed.  Local agency representation includes The Salvation Army, McKean/Potter Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, United Way of the Bradford Area, Catholic Charities, Ministerial Association, local government, the McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the YWCA of Bradford.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive the funds must:  1) be private, voluntary non-profit organizations or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 5) must have a voluntary board (if they are a private, voluntary organization).  Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact the United Way of the Bradford Area at 368-6181 or admin@uwbanews.org.  Funds will be allocated to one local recipient organization per program/service; organizations which are able to meet spending and document submission requirements; and those which have electronic communication capabilities. The deadline for applications is Monday July 8, 2019.

For more information, please contact Paige LaBrozzi, Executive Director at the United Way.

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Third Quarter Community Impact Applications

The United Way of the Bradford Area is currently accepting applications for the third quarter of Community Impact funding for 2019.

Eligible non-profit agencies may submit a request for up to $1,500 for Community Impact funds.  Awards will be given to programs or initiatives with the potential to make an immediate impact on the local community while being essential to the agencies mission.  Priority will be given to those who have not received prior funding, who have supplied all necessary documentation, and request funding for programmatic costs.

Impact applications may be received here on the website, the United Way office, or by request at admin@uwbanews.org.  Along with the application, it is being requested of applicants that a detailed budget of planned expenditures be included.

All applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of United Way Board members, with recommendations being presented to the full board for final approval. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the United Way.

United Way “Day” of Action

Please join the United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. in a “Day” of Action!

We are going to be volunteering within our communities during National Volunteer Week, April 7th – 13th, and we want you to join us! While we are participating in an act (or multiple acts!) of volunteerism each day, we are asking the members of our community to pick a day and ACT! Whether it is for an organization you support, an organization you work for or simply something to better our local communities, please get out there with us!

But the fun doesn’t stop there — we want to see and share what you are doing so please use the hashtag #uwbadayofaction so we can follow along on social media! This is a way for everyone to see how their neighbors, friends and family are giving back to our community.

If you have an opportunity or an idea for us (and by us I mean your UWBA staff — Sarah, Bethany and Paige) please let us know, we would be happy to participate in your “Day” of Action.

#liveunited #uwbadayofaction