United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County http://carlisleunitedway.org Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:11:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://carlisleunitedway.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-logoandliveunited-e1486044708774-32x32.png United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County http://carlisleunitedway.org 32 32 Holiday Hours http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/12/22/holiday-hours-3/ Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:20:05 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5179

In observance of the Christmas holiday our office will be closed Monday, December 25th & Tuesday the 26th. We will be open regular hours Wednesday and Thursday.

In honor of the NEW YEAR we will also closing the office at 12 noon Friday, December 29th and we will will be closed Monday, January 1st.  Our office will reopen Tuesday January 2nd!


We’re Hiring! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/11/14/were-hiring/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:02:48 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5159 We’re hiring a new Resource Development Director! Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Check out the job description and application here. Applications are due December 1st.

Day of Caring: Huge Success! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/11/06/day-of-caring-huge-success/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:18:00 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5151 Thank you to our 450+ volunteers for making this one of the largest Day of Caring events ever! Volunteer teams were comprised of employees, business and government leaders and other community-minded citizens. These teams completed nearly 50 local projects, including painting, cleaning, mulching, reading in elementary schools, and many other critical tasks that benefited participating organizations! Thank you to lead sponsor UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle.

Check out photos from the day

on our Facebook page!

Day of Caring Friday Oct.6th. OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/10/03/day-of-caring-friday-oct-6th-office-will-be-closed/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:06:44 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5113 Staff will all be out in the field Friday, working in the community for Day of Caring, so our offices will be closed.  If you  need to reach us on Friday, October 6th we will be  at Allison Hall, 99 Mooreland Ave., on the Dickinson College Campus bright and early setting up for our 8am start.  We will be there until 9am and then you can find us scattered about the community for the excitement of the day.  Be sure to stop and say hello if you see us!

2017 Campaign Kicks Off! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/09/27/2017-campaign-kicks-off/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:59:24 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5101 On Wednesday, September 13th, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County joined together with the community to kick off its major annual campaign effort of raising dollars for the Carlisle & Cumberland County community.

The 2017 campaign is being led by co-chairs Thomas Bream of S&T Bank and Greg Hall of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC. United Way Board President Amanda Brigaman announced this year’s goal at $1.45 million, and she shared the results from 16 Pacesetter companies announcing they’ve already raised $255,628. When combined with other early campaign gifts, the total raised for the community so far is $354,958, or around 24% of that goal.

The Pacesetter companies included: Carlisle Area School District, Carlisle Early Education Center, Crete Carrier/Shaffer Trucking, Dickinson College, Giant Food Stores, M&T Bank, Mountz Jewelers, Mowery, Orrstown Bank, Partnership for Better Health, Safe Harbour, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, The Salvation Army, The Sentinel, Target and Turner Hydraulics.

Campaign dollars support 41 programs offered by 26 local non-profit partner agencies serving residents of Carlisle and Cumberland County. Funding applications are reviewed annually by trained volunteers. These volunteers evaluate the effectiveness of the programs before allocating the community’s resources. Many thanks to campaign kick off event sponsor, Giant Food Stores!

Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

How You Can Help Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/09/12/how-you-can-help-victims-of-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:52:28 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=5056 Over the past couple of weeks, there has been an outpouring of support for victims of Hurricane Harvey; and after this weekend’s widespread destruction from Hurricane Irma, we’ve heard from many people asking how they can contribute to helping with immediate needs and supporting mid- to long-term recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

In order to keep it as simple as possible for donors, United Way Worldwide has created one GIVE page, and donors can select to support (1) Harvey, (2) Irma, or (3) the hurricane-affected region where it’s most needed. From there, donors can find links to specific information about the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund and the United Way Irma Recovery Fund, with more details on each storm and the individual local United Way funds.

To give to the Recovery efforts or find more information, please visit unitedway.org/recovery.  As part of United Way’s mission to build stronger communities, and to fight for the health and safety of every person in every community, United Ways in the affected areas will continue to raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate for their community. The national fund will complement those efforts and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact all affected areas.  100% of individual donations given to the national recovery funds will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.

If you prefer to make your gift through your local United Way campaign, please indicate on your pledge form or check which Hurricane Recovery Fund you would like to support and make your check payable to United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County.  100% of the funds collected locally will be directed to United Ways leading long-term efforts in the affected areas.  

Thank you for helping the victims of these tragic natural disasters.

Carlisle Community “Fills the Bus”! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/07/19/carlisle-community-fills-the-bus/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:50:59 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=4968 Local businesses, community groups, churches, faith-based organizations, and Carlisle school district employees rallied together to collect school supplies and backpacks for youth in our community. United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland held its 7th Fill the Bus backpack and school supply collection event in partnership with Project SHARE. Fill the Bus will help students in the Carlisle area prepare for their return to school this fall with all the tools for success. “Our community members believe that every child should have the supplies they need to learn in school, and it is clear by their commitment of time and resources to this effort” Lucy Zander, Executive Director of the United Way stated. Donation requests included paper, pencils, flash drives, binders, crayons, glue sticks, folders, and backpacks.

A school bus and Project SHARE truck were stationed outside of Walmart on Noble Boulevard on Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th from 9 am-6 pm ready to be packed with donated items. Volunteers encouraged shoppers to stuff giant cardboard boxes, generously donated by Carlisle Container, with school supplies right outside the entrance. Walmart provided a $1,000 community grant to help purchase any of the items that were not collected.

“We are hoping to supply 1,000 students with school supplies and backpacks this year, and we are fortunate to have many local congregations, businesses, and organizations as collection sites in addition to Fill the Bus, Bob Weed, Interim CEO of Project SHARE, stated about the endeavor. Supplies will be given out in the beginning of August, and parents who are in need of backpacks for their children can sign up online at projectsharepa.org/Carlisle-4-kids.

In addition to Walmart’s collection, donors can drop off items at Project SHARE or United Way until July 30th or send financial contributions directly to Project SHARE.  The memo line should include “Fill the Bus”.

First Born Learning Trail in Cumberland County! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/05/26/first-born-learning-trail-in-cumberland-county/ Fri, 26 May 2017 18:12:28 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=4878

United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County partnered with the Carlisle Rotary Club to create the county’s first Born Learning Trail! Check it out at the Heberlig-Palmer Park. The Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground.

Tickets RELEASED for TONIGHT!!! http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/04/22/tickets-released-for-tonight/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:52:59 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=4745 A limited amount of tickets for tonight’s show were released this morning. They will be for sale first come, first serve in the theater lobby at 5 p.m. Cash Only. Tickets are $15 and $25.

Periodically guests who have purchased tickets are unable to attend.  Knowing we were sold out, several thoughtful guests reached out to us and have released tickets they are unable to use to help those who may have missed out on the opportunity to purchase earlier.

18 GLEE TICKETS JUST RELEASED http://carlisleunitedway.org/2017/04/21/18-glee-tickets-just-released/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://carlisleunitedway.org/?p=4727 Premium tickets to Saturday’s, M&T Bank Glee College A Cappella Competition have just become available!