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3rd Annual Hill Day! 
On Tuesday April 9th, United Way of PA is holding its 3rd annual Hill Day!

UWP staff and United Way members from across the state will be heading up to the capitol to advocate on behalf of policy priorities important to our network.  United Way's three priorities for the 2019-2020FY budget include PA 2-1-1, high-quality Pre-K, and high-quality child care.

More specifically, we are asking legislators to support the following budget investments:
  1. $1.5 million state investment in PA 2-1-1 to serve out communities with health and human services information and referrals
  2. $50 million state investment to give 5,500 more 3- and 4- year olds access to high-quality Pre-K and Head Start ($40 million for Pre-K and $10 million for Head Start).
  3. $50 million investment in new state funds to ensure the healthy development of 10,000 infants and toddlers by paying STAR 3 and 4 providers closer to the cost of high-quality care.
Be on the lookout on April 9th for posts on social media about our Hill Day, and feel free to share some of your own as well!

Take Action!

We also need our strong network of advocates to help us advocate for the common good! Please take action to encourage your local legislators to support policies important to United Way's mission! Here is our call-to-action for our advocates to send a letter to their local legislators. Please take the time to send and share this link with your friends!

On our website, we are also collecting stories about people experiencing financial struggles in the Commonwealth.  Please help us spread the word about our new Call to Action on Financial Struggles! You can find the call to action here . We aim to collect as many stories as we can by the end of April. Please share this link on your social media channels to help us collect stories!

PA United Ways in the News 

New Staff at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

United Way of Lawrence County recognizes 44-year volunteer

Young mother credits United Way's parenting program

Helping make ends meet in Bucks County  

The state of volunteering in the U.S.

Lehigh Valley Reads: $2.5M literacy campaign underway

United Way of Berks County Ready.Set.Read program gets a community boost

High school hosts suicide discussion

Reading challenge program launched in York County

NestFresh partners with United Way of Franklin County to provide for those in need

United Way of Lebanon County plans to transform two schools into all day community hubs

United Way of the Capital Region raises more than goal to help the community

Home4Good funding helps Monroe County

Pocono organizations merger to form the Pocono Mountains United Way

Commissioners hear details of PA 2-1-1 helpline
UWP 2019 Board Meetings 
June 7, State College 
September 19, Harrisburg 
December 19, Harrisburg  
UWP Annual Statewide Conference: Hitting the Target
June 5-7, State College  

See what other events UWP has going on here

Check Out What Your Local United Way has Going On
United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) is a state association representing our 48 member United Ways and United Funds across the Commonwealth. 

UWP's mission is to assist and champion the efforts of local United Ways in advancing the common good

Primarily UWP's work consists of government relations work on the policy issues affecting PA's communities in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.  In addition, UWP works with our local United Way members to support their efforts and offer support to their mission.  

Visit United Way of Pennsylvania's website
to learn more about how local United Ways are working to advance the common good

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