Mission: UNITED WAY OF MERCER COUNTY (THE "AGENCY") IS A NONPROFIT CORPORATION ORGANIZED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDRAISING, ALLOCATION, AND PLANNING SERVICES TO ITS MEMBER AGENCIES. THE AGENCY PROVIDES HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS OF MERCER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AND ADJOINING AREAS.
Programs: United way of mercer county provides fundraising and planning services for its affiliated agencies to guarantee that vital human service programs are available to community residents.
the united way of mercer county's success by 6 (sb6)is a robust coalition of public and private partners working together to ensure that children in the area are happy, healthy, and ready to learn by the time they enter kindergarten. The collaboration and partnership between area public school districts, headstart, financial and healthcare institutions assures that every child in the mercer county and brookfield/masury ohio area are prepared for school success.
united way of mercer county conducts ongoing community outreach seminars and training workshops for area residents. United way presentations are designed to increase awareness, advocacy, and help find solutions to recurring social human services issues.
I was given a gift this past month, after a long 2 years from being unemployed by a really good career job that I lost due to budget cuts, and opportunity came my way. A great job offer from the United Way of Mercer County PA. the last 2 years have been a struggle, working any job for wages that were barely paying the bills. I worked extra cleaning houses while dealing with a very bad bad injury, anything to keep the electric on. You learn to sacrifice the basic needs in life. It truly sucks. I was grateful for the government assistance, but as each month went by, there seemed to be no hope in sight for me. Job interviews were few and far. Depression set in hard and fast, but something inside of me kept me going. I had no idea what is was. A friend sent me a message telling me about this job, I applied, then interviewed. It felt good. FINALLY a job that was going to lift me up and give me a purpose. something to GIVE BACK to. My proud moment is when I called my case worker and told him 'take me off, I don't need this anymore'. THIS IS WHAT INSPIRES ME TO GIVE, because I was given a chance.