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Week of Action 2020

September 14 - 18 is United Way's Week of Action, presented by Crayola.


We're dedicating this week to YOU - to discover and engage with the meaningful ways that, together, we are making important, effective change in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties.
 

Give Back

  • For safe ways to volunteer, visit the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s website at www.volunteerlv.org.
  • Organize a supply drive for a local nonprofit. Click here for a list of needed supplies.
  • Get involved with a United Way giving society for year-round opportunities to volunteer.
 

Take Action

 

Follow us on social media - @UnitedWayGLV - and mark your calendars or sign up today for special events all week long:

 
Monday, September 14
Tune in to WFMZ 69 News at Sunrise for an exclusive interview with United Way's Campaign Co-Chair and President of City Center Allentown, J.B. Reilly where he announced the City Center Match for Our Community , which will match new and increased gifts to the Community Building Fund or other United Way initiatvies, up to $1 million dollars. 
 
Tuesday, September 15
Check out our first Get to Know Your United Way presentation about the community impact of YOUR United Way workplace donations. Sign up here to join us for a future event. 
 
Wednesday, September 16
Watch the Take Action - A Civic Engagement Forum - presented by Emerging Leaders - beginning at 5 PM and explore ways to implement real change in our community.
 
Thursday, September 17
Watch our Facebook for unique introductions to community-led solutions aimed at combating systemic racism through United Way's Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.
 
Friday, September 18
Watch our exciting announcement about the 2020 Campaign Incentive Prizes on Facebook thanks to Brown Daub Family of Dealerships, Giant Food Stores and Martin Guitar.
LIVE UNITED Story
Lehigh Valley Mentors are making an impact Jade and her Big Sister, Chris Kruklitis, just met in January through Big Brothers Big Sisters Site-Based Program at Jefferson Elementary. Both had a great time getting to know one another and are looking forward to the new school year. When asked about the best part of her experience, Jade had this to say: "Chris is awesome! I liked when we played games and made jewelry for Mother’s Day. When we'd play Connect Four I usually won, then I'd do my victory dance. Chris is always there for me and makes sure that I am safe. I cannot wait to see her again." In reflecting on her time with Jade, Chris had these thoughts about her Match: "Going every week and seeing Jada’s smiling face was tremendously rewarding. Jada was always excited to see me and do an [activity]. I enjoy the [BBBS] organization. I think it is organized and well ran. Jada’s positive feedback gives me a positive feeling about what I am doing."  Allentown
Agency: Big Brothers Big Sister
United Way Funded Program: School-Based Mentoring – Elementary School Level

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