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As news reporters, we see the sad realities of the world we live in every day. Fires destroy families' homes, the economy forces businesses to lay off employees, drug dealers threaten to tear communities apart. But just about every bad story has a silver lining somewhere, and many times it can be found through United Way.
United Way strives to improve lives by bringing people together to care for one another. Your donations are a crucial part of that mission. The agencies that receive funding from United Way create guardian angels who can help make bad times good, and good times even better.
Donating $1 to United Way might not seem like a difference-maker, but imagine the things we could do if every person in Blair County donated just $1...
EDUCATION: Your donation creates opportunities to help children and youth achieve potential. Library programs, after-school programs and summer education programs allow students to have greater opportunities for learning.
HEALTH: Your donation allows Blair County residents young and old alike to maintain physical and mental health.
INCOME: Your donation allows individuals and families to attain financial stability and independence.
EMERGENCY NEEDS: Your donation helps families in emergencies get the services they need to be safe and to start over.
Our hope is that you will open your hearts to the programs supported by United Way. Every dollar makes a difference. No donation too small. In these difficult times, more and more of our friends and neighbors are counting on help from community agencies, and those agencies are counting on funding from United Way.
With your generosity, we can make the 2011-2012 campaign the best yet. Please open your heart. Flex your muscle. Find your voice.
Together we can make a difference where we live.
Sift Through Trash, Find Some Treasure
Proceeds from bargain-hunter's paradise benefit local charities.
Employee Cookbook Raises Big Bucks For United Way
Publication generated $6,000 for this year's campaign.
Wolf Furniture Helps 2010-2011 United Way Campaign
Wolf Furniture in Altoona made a donation to the United Way of Blair County to help with the 2010-2011 fund-raising campaign.
Prom Dresses and Accessories Needed
The United Way of Blair County is collecting prom gowns and accessories for their 2011 Prom Giveaway program.
After School Program Helps Students Today and Tomorrow
The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation after school program provides educational support in a fun setting at three public housing developments in Blair County.