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Our Mission:

The Schuylkill United Way is dedicated to providing funding, guidance and encouragement to our partner agencies who help people throughout Schuylkill County by way of a variety of programs and services.

Our board members and officers comprise Schuylkill County business and community leaders who seek to assist our neighbors through empowering our Partner Agencies — with a particular emphasis on health and education.

Our Diversity Policy:

Schuylkill United Way believes firmly in dignity for all people. We reaffirm this belief in our policies which guide and direct our employment practices, program funding, volunteer recruitment, and service delivery.

The vision of the Schuylkill United Way is to be a proponent of diversity, welcoming and serving everyone.

Our goal is to have our staff and volunteers genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity which enrich our community.

Diversity, as defined by the Schuylkill United Way, provides equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, creed, color, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or national origin.

Schuylkill United Way promotes the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of diversity.

We will apply this policy to our board and committee participation, service delivery and employment practices including recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion, discipline, and termination.

We will apply this policy to our relationship with partner agencies, the community we serve, and the general public.

Programs operated by the Schuylkill United Way for Schuylkill County:

Pennsylvania 2-1-1

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects residents of Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties with the health and human services they need.

You can reach PA 2-1-1 by calling 2-1-1 or 855-567-5341.

2-1-1 is not intended for emergency use. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

PA 2-1-1 is sponsored and administered by the Schuylkill United Way, with additional community sponsors that include Schuylkill Community Action, Schuylkill Area Community Foundation, Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency and Schuylkill County Commissioners.

Annual Campaign

Our annual campaign runs from September through November. During this period, we actively seek the funds needed to answer our Partner Agencies’ calls for assistance in the following year.

We wrapped up the 2021 Campaign in November 2020, achieving a pledged donations total of $1,153,000!

Our 2022 Campaign Goal is $1,210,000.

Captain Jason B. Jones Memorial Day of Caring

This day of volunteering occurs each year on the second Friday in May. Businesses and individuals come together to assist local public parks and nonprofits.

The SUW Staff and Board of Directors are humbled by the privilege of honoring U.S. Army Captain Jones, who put service to his community and country above all else.

Stuff the Bus

Schuylkill United Way holds a month-long school supply drive each July. Backpacks are stuffed with school supplies and delivered to our Partner Agencies who serve children. Any backpacks remaining are offered on a first-come basis to the Schuylkill County community at large.

If your business or organization is interested in hosting a collection box, please contact Christine at

In 2021, 1,567 backpacks were stuffed for children in need. With the help of 50 volunteers, we filled each backpack with 10 different things that will help students get ready to start the school year.

The Schuylkill United Way also assists with the following programs to benefit Schuylkill County residents:


The Schuylkill United Way is the administrator for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) funds in Schuylkill County. EFSP funds are distributed through the  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Stamp Out Hunger

On Saturday, May 14, 2022 join us as we Stamp Out Hunger with USPS!

This event brings in non-perishable food that is collected from generous postal patrons and delivered to community food banks, pantries and shelters, providing families in need with a lifeline of basic nutrition.

Schuylkill United Way is a partner in this effort, assisting in getting the word out about this one-day food drive.

High School Football Challenge

Save the Date – 5th annual HSFC will take place on June 21, 2022 at
North Schuylkill High School!

Our 4th annual High School Football Challenge took place on Tuesday, June 22,  at North Schuylkill High School Ghosh Orthodontics Feld at Spartan Stadium.

This annual event is a strength and conditioning challenge between area High School Football Teams in Schuylkill County.

Our goal is to raise funds for our Annual Campaign, but we also want to raise student awareness about the Schuylkill United Way and the good that our Partner Agencies are doing for our county.  Our Partner Agencies served almost 1/2 of the population of Schuylkill County last year.  We are proud to say that 99% of every dollar raised in Schuylkill County stays here to benefit our community.

Thank you for coming out to cheer for your team and learn more about the Schuylkill Way and our Partner Agencies!

Nurse’s Pantry

The Schuylkill United Way is excited to expand our newest program, called “Nurse’s Pantry” for the 2021-2022 school year.

We recognize that for a child living in poverty, a lack of basic necessities is one of the top reasons for chronic absenteeism.  For a family who is struggling financially, a lack of simple hygiene products and school approved attire, can keep children out of school for days or even weeks.

Our vision is that school students will be helped by the Nurse’s Pantry through school nurses, principals, or guidance counselors.  The Nurse’s Pantry will provide hygiene items, lice kits, undergarments, district approved clothing items, outerwear, and footwear.

We are looking forward to embarking on this journey with the school districts!

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