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United Way of Bedford County

United Way of Bedford County

United Way of Bedford County is a non-profit organization guided by our Board of Directors volunteers. Since 1988, we have been dedicated to building a strong, sustainable, healthy, safe community right here in Bedford County, PA. With our dedication through our annual campaigns, we have allocated over 2.5 million dollars to Bedford County non-profits. We also support our community by coordinating various projects throughout the year. Working united will change lives in our community. Stand with us as we fight for health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

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Excited to be a drop off site for Tots for Tots and Bedford Sunrise Rotary! We are always humbled by the generosity of the Bedford Community! ... See MoreSee Less

Excited to be a drop off site for Tots for Tots and Bedford Sunrise Rotary! We are always humbled by the generosity of the Bedford Community!

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the organizational capacity of people to care for one another.

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Impact Statement

We serve non-profit agencies for the greater benefit of the Bedford County community. Our focus is on Health, Education, and Financial Stability of the community. Our 14 Grant Recipient non-profit agencies provide many essential and worthwhile services and programs to Bedford County residents – young, old, and in between.

Our Programs

United Way of Bedford County provides our community with six great programs to help improve health, education, and financial stability for our friends, family, and neighbors.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free high-quality books to children in Bedford County, PA from birth until they begin school regardless of their family’s income. This program creates a strong start in early education that helps kids grow, learn, and succeed.

Women United is an organization whose mission is to empower others to empower themselves by utilizing community resources and networking opportunities. The Women United program helps those who do not have the financial resources to purchase the necessities they need for work, such as non-slip shoes, socks, pants, and more.

Shop With A Cop is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping children in Bedford County who were victims of crime or unfortunate circumstances that involved our local law enforcement. This program is dedicated to forming positive relationships between children and local law enforcement officers and state police.

The Emergency Food and Shelter program was created to help meet the needs of the hungry and homeless people in our community. This program helps residents of Bedford County with food, lodging, rent and mortgage payments, and utility bills.

PA 211 is our community’s gateway to help with utility bills, to housing assistance, to food and groceries, to after school programs for children, and so much more. PA 211 provides free, confidential help to our community members who need assistance with food, health care, housing, crisis counseling, and disaster assistance.

United Way of Bedford County is dedicated to serving our community by improving the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of all our community members. Each year we award grants to local non-profits in our area who are dedicated to helping and improving our community.

Our Events

United Way of Bedford County hosts several yearly events that help us raise funds for our programs that help our community and local families.

United Way of Bedford County’s Stuff the Bus Program is a county wide effort to collect items needed for students to succeed in school. Items collected include backpacks, notebooks, pencils, erasers, markers, and more.

Every year in July the United Way of Bedford County hosts an Annual Golf Scramble event at the Down River Golf & Country Club in Everette, PA. All proceeds from this event go towards helping our local community. Get your team together and come out and support a great cause!

United Way of Bedford County partners with the Area Agency on Aging to gather volunteers to travel across Bedford County to assist individuals needing some help with minor chores inside their homes or minor yardwork.

United Way of Bedford County’s March into Comedy event is held every year in March at the Bedford Elks Country Club. Tickets include a buffet dinner, and the comedy show. There is also a cash bar, silent auction, basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and rip tickets.

United Way of Bedford County’s Power of the Purse is an annual event held in August. It is a fun and exciting ladies’ night out featuring a designer handbag raffle. Tickets are $45 dollars. Light fare, coffee, and water will be provided. This event is BYOB, and you must have a ticket to attend.

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Get Involved

Our community thrives because of people like you. Together we can improve the lives of our community members and create solutions for problems in our community. Take a moment to get involved with United Way of Bedford County by providing us with your personal email address. This will help us keep you informed about the needs of our community members and the amazing work of the programs we support!

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