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The mission of Berwick Area United Way is simple: to bring together caring people building better lives in a united way.
Living united means being a part of the change. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Berwick Area United Way brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faith community, government, non-profit organizations and other institutions to determine the most critical human issues that require collective, not just individual, action. These issues range from basic human needs - like food, shelter and emergency assistance - to emerging and growing issues like the need for affordable housing, services and support for seniors, and positive youth development. Berwick Area United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these issues.
We work hard to identify the unmet needs of our community and to develop ways to address those needs. Over the last few years, our volunteers have worked with both Bloomsburg University and Bucknell University to conduct focus groups, survey residents and interview stakeholders to determine what our community needs and resources actually are. As a result of that research, Berwick Area United Way identified support for working families as our major focus. These are the neighbors and friends who work hard to support their families and build a better life but who sometimes need a helping hand.
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