UWCC October eNewsletter


October is United Way Month! 
We are grateful to the Chester County Commissioners for voicing their support of United Way of Chester County by "encouraging all residents and businesses to support the United Way, so that, in turn, the United Way can supply the passion, expertise, and resources needed to create lasting change for the better." 
Wondering how you can give back in Chester County? Click here to learn how you could help us fight for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.

A Message From UWCC Board Chair, Pete Silvester
View the message by clicking here

Get to Know ALICE
United Way of Chester County has partnered with United Way of Pennsylvania and other United Ways from across the state to launch a statewide data project, ALICE, which provides a comprehensive measure of financial hardship in Pennsylvania. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living in Chester County (the ALICE Threshold).
Please attend this upcoming workshop, where we will share the results from the ALICE report and  how it impacts Chester County. We will also share how it impacts the work of our United Way and how you can get involved moving forward. 
November 5, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Includes light lunch)
United Way Financial Stability Center / PA CareerLink - Chester County
479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500
Exton, PA  (Oaklands Corporate Park)
Register online by clicking here  or by calling 610-429-9400 by 
November 1, 2019.

2019 Kick-Off Campaign 
We recently kicked-off our 2019 community campaign and spotlighted some of the great work being done on behalf of United Way of Chester County.
During the event, we received gre at feedback and interest in regards to the ALICE study we highlighted. To view the full video, study, and to learn more information, please  click hereWe are grateful to all of you who help us fight for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our community!
Congratulations again to our Award Winners for 2018!
Spirit of Chester County Award
Meridian Bank

Community Partner of the Year
County of Chester
PA Careerlink-Chester County

Corporate Partner of the Year
Chester County Economic Development Council
Customers Bank

Workplace Campaign Team of the Year
CTDI-Coatesville Facility

Partner Agency of the Year
Honey Brook Food Pantry

Local Organizations Working Together to Better Our Community

Thank you to the generous people from USSC Group, Inc. and  Venerable for recently volunteering at Handi-Crafters. Handi-Crafters empowers individuals with disabilities to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives.

UWCC Receives Grant to Address Hunger
United Way of Chester County received a $1,500.00 grant from Land O'Lakes Mid Atlantic Grants program. This grant will be used towards supporting our partner agencies that fight food insecurity and address hunger through the county.