YWCA Support LIVE UNITED Campaign at 100%
Joe Roddy, Chair of the United Way of the Titusville Region LIVE THE SHIRT Campaign announced today that the YWCA of Titusville reported 100% employee participation in the annual fund drive. The YWCA helped the LIVE UNITED Campaign reach 40% of the $190,000 goal with $76,000 of pledges and donations accounted for at this time.
Funds raised during the annual fund drive are used to support outcome based programs that meet identified in our community. The YWCA received United Way funding for two programs including Fun Factory school readiness program and Housing and Supportive Services.
The YWCA Fun Factory provided quality school readiness programming for 87 of our community’s early learners. Fun Factory is often a child’s first experience with organized learning. YWCA staff works closely with the Titusville Area School district to ensure curriculums dovetail with the standards necessary for success when the students enter the ECLC. Students are measured on name, letter, color, shape and number recognition; fine motor skills; gross motor skills; ability to properly express emotions; follow instructions and display appropriate behaviors in the classroom.
The YWCA Housing and Supportive Services program provides homeless or near homeless services to residents of our area. During the last year 75 residents including 48 adults and 27 children received 2,801 nights of shelter in the St. James House program. While in this program residents receive support to aid them in moving from homelessness to permanent housing. Housing Advocates worked with 41 adults and 24 children in 27 families with rental assistance to help these families remain in permanent housing.
Along with the YWCA, the following organizations are supported by the generous contributions gathered during the annual campaign include: Associated Charities, Center for Financial Independence, Scouting Mini-Grants, Youth Connections, Family Service and Children’s Aid Society, Hospice, Titusville Regional Literacy Council, Salvation Army, Titusville Senior Center, YMCA, Community Health Services, THS Student United Way and 2-1-1 Information and Referral services.
For more information on your United Way or any of the funded programs, please contact United Way of the Titusville Region at 814-827-1322, 208 W. Spring Street, PO Box 401,Titusville PA or at firstname.lastname@example.org.