GROVE CITY AREA UNITED WAY

SERVING GROVE CITY

AMOUNT DONATED: $35,356

The mission of the Grove City Area United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. In support of this mission, the Grove City Area United Way has identified the following funding areas, listed in order of priority:

1. Crisis Intervention – ensure individuals have adequate food, safety, housing and warmth.

2. Supporting Vulnerable Populations – individuals at risk of being in crisis and who may have an ongoing need

3. Strengthening Families and Promoting Self-Sufficiency

4. Helping Children and Youth Succeed

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $25,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

The Grove City Area United Way funded 9 community organizations in 2021. These organizations, and the programs we have funded within them include:

- AWARE - Brandi Montgomery House, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and violence
- Christian Assistance Network - provides critical needs assistance
- Community Counseling Center of Mercer County - mental health and drug and alcohol abuse counseling
- Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania - girl scouting
- Grove City Community Food Pantry - food assistance to income qualified individuals
- Grove City Education Center for Adults - GED preparation
- Grove City YMCA - After school programming
- Meals on Wheels - Daily meal delivery to area elderly
- Salvation Army, Grove City Service Unit - Emergency needs assistance

In addition to providing funds to these nine local organizations, the GCAUW operates our own programming:

- Stuff the Bus program, provides new backpacks and school supplies to students in need within the Grove City Area School District

- Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program - provides one free book per month for children from birth to age 5

- Food for Kids - provides weekend meals, snacks and drinks to students in need during the school year

- Annual Day of Caring

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

Fundraising during a pandemic was difficult for everyone. An individual's uncertainty of employment, of their and their loved ones' health, and a divided country, left people feeling anxious and sometimes, hesitant to donate. Our inability to meet with people in person made it difficult to establish connections with donors that we typically are able to have. We are concerned that once federal benefits expire and rent moratoriums are lifted, we will see a huge increase in demand for services that our limited funds cannot fully address. Help from the Community Foundation will be critical in meeting needs in our community.

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