Join United Way for Red Shirt Day 2017!

Red Shirt Day is a day to shine the light on youth experiencing homelessness. Join United Way of Lebanon County and the Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness on November 17, 2017, and wear a red shirt to show your support for the children and youth experiencing homelessness in Lebanon County.

Ordering for special “I LIVE UNITED against homelessness” shirts is now closed. Thank you to all those who ordered!

The Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness aims to address the lack of quality, affordable housing in Lebanon County, seeking out housing programs and other opportunities to decrease homelessness. The Coalition was established in 1990 and began through a research project to determine how United Way could best address the need for action to solve the problem: “Investigate housing difficulties in Lebanon County as it relates to temporary homelessness and the possible solutions involving United Way.” The Coalition continues today independently of United Way but with the same purpose.

Did you know?

  • 253 school-aged students in Lebanon County accessed homelessness intervention services during the 2015-2016 school year
  • United Way of Lebanon County supports the Hopes Resource Center, an emergency shelter run by Lebanon County Christian Ministries, which provides temporary, emergency shelter to families and individuals facing an immediate housing crisis. The shelter program also provides basic life skills training so that families and individuals can become self-sustaining and productive members of the community.
  • People experiencing homelessness are 3 times more likely than others to experience anxiety or depression.

Read more about local youth experiencing homelessness in a September 28 article from Lebanon Daily News.

Wear red to show your support!

Wear a red shirt on November 17, and post photos of yourself, your coworkers, or your family with the hashtag #iwillbeyourvoice, to help raise awareness for youth experiencing homelessness in our community. Proceeds from sales of this special red shirt will benefit Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness’s fund to support the unmet needs of Lebanon County youth experiencing homelessness, as well as United Way of Lebanon County’s safety net services fund.


T-shirt FAQs:


How do I purchase a t-shirt?
T-shirt ordering is now closed.


When is the deadline to order?
Shirts were on sale online until 4pm on Monday, October 23.


When will I get my t-shirt?
Orders can be picked up from United Way of Lebanon County’s office November 13-16 between 9am and 4pm.


Can I order for a corporate group?
Absolutely! Just add information about all the sizes you’ll need when you fill out the form, and you’ll be able to pay for your order all together.


Can I place an order for just my shirt, but have someone at my company pick up all the shirts for our group?
Not a problem! Make sure to note if this will be a group pick-up, and note the name of your group in the box.