By the Way...
United Way is leading a movement in Lebanon County that works toward lasting change, establishes community pride, and helps every citizen - young and old - thrive. Through Collective Impact, we're focused on building stronger communities by leveraging partnerships and maximizing resources to strengthen the key areas of need in our county. Our goals by 2025 are to:
Ensure 90% of children read on grade level by third grade.
Ensure 100% of youth are connected to school or a place of work.
Move 7,000 adults to self-sufficiency.
Our funding decisions going forward will be focused on achieving these goals. We are currently in the process determining the grant recipients for our 2019-2021 funding cycle. Over the past several months, numerous organizations and community-based partnerships have gone through the application process. In the coming weeks, our volunteer-led Community Impact Panel will be reviewing the applications and meeting with each agency or collaborative to determine which programs can deliver measurable results that will lead towards lasting change. The applicants will have an opportunity to respond to questions brought up through these meetings before the final decisions are approved by the United Way Board of Directors. Grant recipients will be publicly announced by the end of May, and funding will begin on July 1.
We believe in Lebanon County's potential to be a thriving community where everyone has access to the resources they need to succeed, and we're excited about working collaboratively with others to build a sustainable, bright future for us all.
Join More Than 1,000 Volunteers from Across Lebanon County for a One-Day, Hands-On Volunteer Experience Like No Other!
Sign up as an individual, a family, or a company team to participate in one of the many service projects across our county. Be sure to sign up by next Friday, 4/5, in order to get your LIVE UNITED t-shirt. (Team leaders, please be sure that you have signed up your individual team members by 4/5 as well to ensure that everyone gets a shirt. )
After Day of Caring, join us at the Lebanon Community Library for Spring Into Reading Fest to enjoy fun, FREE, hands-on activities for kids ages 8 and under, plus resources for families! The first 300 children will receive a United Way drawstring bag, book, and other educational resources! While there, grab a hot dog courtesy of Fulton Bank.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Book your appointment now to give blood during the Day of Caring Blood Drive at the Lebanon YMCA. You could save a life.
Give a pint, get a slice thanks to our friends at Domino's Pizza!
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100% of Your Gift Stays Local
Thanks to the generosity of our Building Block Partners, 100% of your gift goes directly to impact programs here in Lebanon County. Thank you to these sponsors!
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