United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By engaging and mobilizing resources. By improving lives through accelerated community change. And by inspiring others to join the fight against our most daunting social crises. Join us!
Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages. We can assist you in making this sort of gift, or you can contact us for information on how to do it on your own.
Endowment and Planned Gifts
Planned gifts allow donors to leave a legacy and make a perpetual investment in the education, financial stability and health initiatives that are at the core of Pocono Mountains United Way's mission. Your foresight and generosity will have a lasting impact for generations to come.
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Did you know that through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate %.5 of all eligible purchases to Pocono Mountains United Way at no cost to you? Every purchase you make on AmazonSmile raises money for Pocono Mountains United Way and ultimately benefits your community. It’s simple and easy!
Workplace giving is an easy and effective way to help employees make a difference and show them that their workplace is actively supporting the local community’s most important issues. Employees of a company are given an opportunity to support Pocono Mountains United Way by donating a portion of their paycheck. In many cases, the donations from employees are pre-tax pay, and many companies match their employees’ donations, which makes their charitable contributions go further. Whether you're a small business, major corporation, or even a nonprofit, you can join the thousands of local businesses and organizations that run workplace campaigns each year.
To start, check out our Campaign Materials tabs which is loaded with information and resources to help you run a successful workplace campaign. If you would like to learn more about starting a workplace campaign in your company or organization, or need assistance running your campaign, please contact our Director, Development via email-Melanie@PoconoUnitedWay.orgVIEW CAMPAIGN MATERIALS
United Way's Leadership Donors inspire others in our community to support our community. Leadership donors inspire others in our community to support our mission. Leadership donors contribute $500 or more annually to Pocono Mountains United Way and are recognized at events throughout the year and in our Annual Leadership Report.
To encourage philanthropic action and voluntary community service in our community, United Way's Tocqueville Society is made up of extraordinary philanthropists who give $10,000 ore more annually to United Way. Named after Alexis de Tocqueville - one of America's greatest historical philanthropists, Pocono Mountains United Way's Tocqueville Society offers flexible strategies for giving across our community, and unique and inspiring opportunities for philanthropists to network with leaders from across the region, state and country.
Many companies have demonstrated their support for Pocono Mountains United Way by matching their employees' gifts. Before you make a gift, ask whether your employer participates in a matching gift program, as certain steps may need to be taken.
Speak Up for Early Childhood Education
Start Strong PA and Pre-K for PA aim to improve healthy development outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers by increasing support for and improving the quality of childcare programs that serve them.
The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent state-imposed economic shutdown has had profound negative consequences for early care and education providers in Pennsylvania and has exposed the fragility of our childcare system. We need individuals like you to sign-on support and show Pennsylvania legislators that Start Strong PA and Pre-K for PA mean business. Speak Up for Early Childhood Education in our community by signing on as a supporter of Pre-K for PA and Start Strong PA campaigns.
For questions, please contact Roxanne or call 570-517-3958.TAKE ACTION NOW!
Expand Access to Mental Health Services by Passing the HELP Act
In the wake of COVID-19, millions of people have uncovered new mental health issues and millions more have had their existing challenges exacerbated. The COVID pandemic has accelerated the already dire mental health crisis, giving way to what many mental health professionals have called the “second pandemic.” We must act now to ensure that we scale up the response to the mental health crisis in the country.
The HELP Act will connect people in communities with the human-services and mental health resources they need while reducing the call and response burden on local and state law enforcement agencies.
Tell Congress to support the HELP Act and provide funding to strengthen 211 and 988 help lines and divert non-emergency, noncriminal calls from 911.TAKE ACTION NOW!
Stand Up for Working Americans
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are two of the best tools we have to reduce child poverty.
The economic havoc brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has wide-ranging and long-lasting effects, especially on low-wage workers, children and their families. Making the improvements made to the EITC and CTC through the American Rescue Plan permanent, would help millions of Americans from sliding into poverty and also stimulate local economies.TAKE ACTION NOW!
Support Working Pennsylvanians with a State Earned Income Tax Credit!
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in America. EITC puts money back into working Pennsylvanians’ pockets, promotes work, and encourages economic growth!
As we rebuild the Commonwealth from the COVID-19 pandemic, smart investments in our workers need to be prioritized. Reach out to your state legislators today and ask that they help our hard-working Pennsylvania families and communities by enacting a state Earned Income Tax Credit!https://www.uwp.org/action-opportunity/support-working-pennsylvanians-with-a-state-earned-income-tax-credit/
Visit VolunteerMonroe.org for opportunities to volunteer with Pocono Mountains United Way and other nonprofit agencies in our community!
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