YWCA Support United Way 75th Anniversary Campaign 100%
Dr. Michael Dvorkin, Chair of the United Way of the Titusville Region 75th Diamond Jubilee, It’s A Wonderful Life… With United Way campaign announced today that the YWCA of Titusville reported 100% employee participation in the annual fund drive. The YWCA helped the Campaign reach 50% of the $175,000 goal with $87,500 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 72 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 43 adults and 30 children received 2,223 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 40 households with rental assistance to help these families remain in permanent housing.
According to Ashleigh English, Executive Director of the YWCA, “Without United Way, we would not be able to provide many of our programs for free or little cost, we would not be able to continue to shelter homeless women and children and many of our Fun Factory students would not be able to attend our program.”
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 email@example.com.