About Us

Who We Are

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

United Way of Lebanon County focuses on those three “Building Block” areas: health, education, and financial stability, in addition to the basic needs and safety net services necessary for a good life. Our small team of Lebanon County natives is augmented by a strong Board of Directors, active community volunteers, and a variety of committees and partnerships.

We work collaboratively with corporate partners, service agencies, and other local organizations to ensure that resources (knowledge and capital) are appropriately aligned to address the needs in our community. We believe that bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face Lebanon County.

As a trusted community leader, United Way of Lebanon County facilitates community partnerships, leads local nonprofit organizations, and works with many in our community to ensure a high quality of life for everyone in the Lebanon Valley.

 

United Way Programs

United Way of Lebanon County conducts programs within the community which are focused on making an impact within our four Building Blocks of health, education, financial stability, and safety net services. Our programs include:

  • 2-1-1 Human Services Hotline: 24-7 hotline to provide information and access to services for anyone in need across Lebanon County
  • 1st Grade Success Program: annual distribution of Success Kits to every 1st Grader in Lebanon County
  • Day of Caring: yearly day of volunteerism with more than 1,100 volunteers contributing to community service and cleanup projects
  • Spring Into Reading Fest: literacy initiative focused on supporting literacy and reading among families and children
  • Live Warm: annual winter clothing drive which is distributed to those in need throughout the community

 

Community Investments

United Way of Lebanon County surrounds the community’s most critical issues, and fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in the Lebanon Valley by investing in targeted programs. In 2016, a 2-year commitment was made to invest $2.5 million in selected program partners over two years. Now, in 2018, the 3rd and final year of program partner commitments includes $1 million in funding to 28 local programs.

Click here to see our 2018-2019 Community Investments

 

Diversity and Inclusion

United Way strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up Lebanon County.
 
We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and community investments reflect these core values.
 
In 1931, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way of Lebanon County crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good.
 
United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are.
 
Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.
 
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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