By the Way: Be a Part of Lebanon Gives, an Exciting Day of Giving

Support United Way of Lebanon County this Giving Tuesday

Lebanon Gives, Giving TuesdayNovember 30th is Giving Tuesday, the day to give back to your community. Locally, a collective of 22 nonprofits that serve the community have joined together to raise awareness and funds through Lebanon Gives.

Join us and make a donation by texting “Lebanon” to 91999 on Tuesday, November 30th.

You can also visit us - that's right, stop by and say hi to Flame - at the Lebanon Farmers Market on November 20th or 27th and purchase raffle tickets to win some great gift baskets.

Supporting United Way of Lebanon County, with a gift to Lebanon Gives, improves family stability by offering a hand-up to families in need throughout our community.

Giving doesn't need to be limited to just one day!

Please join us and LIVE UNITED by making a gift to this year's campaign.

Your contribution helps:

  • Connect families to community resources to help them improve their economic self-dependence.
  • Remove barriers to learning for our most vulnerable children because education is the path to self-dependence.
  • Give all our children a strong start in life.

Donate Today!

Making an Impact

Woman calling 211Your gift to United Way stays local to help ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors can connect to community resources that help improve their self-dependence. 

Like many in our community, “Mary” was emotionally struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a high-risk individual, she was having a really difficult time not being able to see family and friends.

Mary’s family suggested she call 211, a free resource hotline for residents of Lebanon County. For non-emergency services, anyone can call 211, text their zip code to 898-211, or search online to connect to resources that can help.  

Mary called 211 and was connected to resources, just like over 2,800 of our local neighbors so far this year.

Learn More about 211

By the Way: Why Do You Give?

At United Way, we know that charitable giving is a personal choice. We are grateful every day for the generosity of our local community. Whether you are paying back the community that supported you in your time of need, you are paying it forward to help others, or whatever your reason, we want to know YOUR "why."

Share with us why you choose to give to United Way of Lebanon County, and you may be featured in an upcoming newsletter!

To share your story, email Alyssa Trentzsch, Director of Development. We can share anonymously if you prefer.

Our Local Kids Need Your Help

Please consider purchasing NEW winter coats and gear to keep our kids warm this winter.

Lebanon County school districts coat drive

Please note that United Way is not able to accept drop off donations at this time. Please deliver donations to MH/ID/EI as requested.

Upcoming Events

Lebanon Gives Meet & Greet
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 5:00-7:00pm
LaughLounge, Lebanon
Join us along with 20+ participating Lebanon County nonprofits to wrap up #GivingTuesday. Pop in to find out about the great work being done in our local communities on this one-day giving event! Click here for the event flyer.  

Pacesetter Appreciation Event
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Mt. Hope Estate & Winery
This invitation only event is exclusive for our Pacesetter donors who give an annual gift of $500 or more. For more information about becoming part of this community-building group of leadership donors, please contact Alyssa Trentzsch, Director of Development.

2022 Day of Caring
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Mark your calendar now for Lebanon County's largest annual one-day volunteering event!


LIVE PA Vaccine Grants Available to Nonprofit and Faith-based Organizations

LIVE PA vaccine grant opportunityThe Wolf Administration and United Way of Pennsylvania launched the Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania project (LIVE PA) to administer $4 million in mini-grants to local organizations and $630,000 for faith-based organizations aimed to reduce vaccine hesitancy and ensuring an equitable vaccine distribution throughout the commonwealth.

LIVE PA is a collaboration between the Wolf Administration’s Office of Advocacy and Reform and the departments of Health and Human Services, working closely with United Way of Pennsylvania to fund hyper-local, grassroots nonprofit organizations to partner with certified vaccine providers to help the populations they serve overcome barriers to vaccination.

With a reimbursement rate of $10 per shot achieved and a matching rate of $10 per direct person-to-person outreach, the grants are designed initially to range from $400 to $40,000 per vaccination event. It also includes a requirement that the nonprofits and local United Way chapters involved promote the events using traditional and digital media to help fight vaccine hesitancy.

Any questions can be directed to United Way of Pennsylvania at

Click for more information about LIVE PA grants

Let us know about your vaccine events so we can help spread the word!

Get Connected. Get Help. Call, text or search 211 online.

Questions or comments about this newsletter? Contact Flame Vo.