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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

The Supplies for Success

Fri, August 08, 2014

The Supplies for Success
p>With the help of 400 corporate volunteers and our generous sponsors, UWGPSNJ and Cradles to Crayons hosted a backpack stuffing event at Lincoln Financial Field that will provide 22,000 students with the school supplies they need to succeed.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Finding Success in Stability

Wed, July 23, 2014

Finding Success in Stability

We have teamed up with North Penn United Way and Creative Health Services to help children and youth struggling with homelessness in the Pottstown area, paving a path to success for all students regardless of economic background.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

2-1-1 Offers Help to Residents Across the Region

Tue, February 11, 2014

2-1-1 Offers Help to Residents Across the Region

One year ago today on February 11, National 2-1-1 Awareness Day, United Ways throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania joined forces to launch 2-1-1 SEPA, a free, confidential, easy-to-remember phone number that connects residents with important health and human services.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

2-1-1 Here to Help After Storms

Sat, February 08, 2014

2-1-1 Here to Help After Storms

United Way wants to remind those recovering from the recent storms that 2-1-1 is a free resource for health and human services needs.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

One Year Later: Superstorm Sandy

Tue, October 29, 2013

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One year ago, Superstorm Sandy came ashore.

It swept with it homes and businesses, and for far too many, a lifetime of possessions.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Working Together in Times of Crisis

Wed, October 09, 2013

Working Together in Times of Crisis

United Way commissioned the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at Drexel University School of Public Health to investigate existing emergency response capacity and challenges among nonprofit HSAs.

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Bruce Conway

By Bruce Conway

National Preparedness Month

Wed, September 25, 2013

National Preparedness Month

September not only heralds the beginning of a new school year, but also marks the passage of summer into fall with crisp weather, colorful leaves and fall festivities. Many don’t realize it also National Preparedness Month.

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Bruce Conway

By Bruce Conway

Combatting Homelessness in Burlington County

Tue, September 03, 2013

Combatting Homelessness in Burlington County

UWGPSNJ in Burlington County collaborated with the Human Services Advisory Council, the Burlington County Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Continuum of Care Committee, county government and experts in the field to draft a “Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.”

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John Emge

By John Emge

Hurricane Sandy Summer Update

Wed, July 03, 2013

Volunteers revitalize the fitness path on Brigantine Beach

Nearly nine months ago, Hurricane Sandy hit our shore, dispensing destruction and sweeping with it pieces of our beaches and towns. In the days and weeks following, relief agencies and donations poured in, and a record 80,000 calls for help dialed into the 2-1-1 call center in South Jersey.

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Ann O'Brien Schmieg

By Ann O'Brien Schmieg

Rename the Department of Public Welfare

Thu, May 16, 2013

Rename the Department of Public Welfare

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has joined the Campaign for What Works in asking Governor Corbett to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.

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