Kids Fest 2018
Kids Fest 2018
Save The Dates
Save The Dates
Zippo, Employees To Receive Red Feather
Zippo, Employees To Receive Red Feather
The United Way of the Bradford Area will honor Zippo Manufacturing Company and Zippo employees with the Red Feather volunteer award at a luncheon on...
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Lisa Johnson To Receive Excellence In Representation Award
Lisa Johnson To Receive Excellence In Representation Award
Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc.’s CEO, Lisa Johnson, has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Representation Award, according to United Way Executive...
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UWBA Accepting Community Impact Applications
UWBA Accepting Community Impact Applications
The United Way of the Bradford Area is currently accepting applications for the second quarter of Community Impact funding for 2018. Eligible non-profit agencies may...
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Smethport, Port Allegany United Way Campaigns Surpass Goals
Two additional United Way campaigns in the county surpassed monetary goals from the 2017 fundraising efforts, officials announced Friday. The Smethport and Port Allegany campaigns...
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Anonymous Donors Push United Way Over Goal
The “Cool Town, Warm Hearts” theme prevailed again this week, especially at the United Way of the Bradford Area office, from where officials announced that...
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Bradford Campaign Ends $3,200 Short of Goal
Bradford Campaign Ends $3,200 Short of Goal
“Your contributions are valued and greatly needed to help fund programs in our area!” Those are the closing sentiments United Way of the Bradford Area’s...
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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


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


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.


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


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!