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2016 Campaign
 
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Financial Literacy Month
 
United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has made financial health a priority by supporting programs such as the Mifflin-Juniata Energy Bank and Money In Your Pocket volunteer income tax assistance.  In addition, United Way has launched a program entitled Your Money, Your Goals to train service agencies interested in providing financial empowerment information to the customers they serve.  Your Money, Your Goals offers agencies a tool kit to tailor financial empowerment modules specific to the needs of customers and the time and operational constraints of the agency provider.  Lastly, United Way encourages the community’s deeper understanding of the culture of poverty.  Poverty simulations are offered to any social service agency, government body, or business interested in learning creative and empathetic ways of assisting those who lack financial resources.   

United Way is actively seeking partnerships in promoting financial health and literacy.  Partnering can be provided by volunteering in established programs, by offering financial mentoring and advising to customers seeking financial education, or by participating in trainings so that financial education can be widely offered by various providers.

 
Upcoming Partner Program Events
 

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Friends of the Mifflin County Library: the Milroy Lions Club are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner this Thursday, April 21, from 4-7 PM at White Memorial Church on Main Street in Milroy. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Mifflin County Library. 

The Abuse Network: The Book Sale Fundraiser is right around the corner - Huntingdon's Mayfest is April 30th! We are in need of gently-used book donations for kids, pre-teens, and teens. Please contact the office at (717) 242-0715 for more information. Hope to see you at Mayfest!

Fayette Area Lions Den Camps: Summer is coming! Click here to learn about the day camps that will be offered this upcoming season at the Lions Den. United Way also partners with the Lions Den to provide the Summer Food Service Program to the students participating in the camps. 

Fifty Years At The Library: In observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Juniata County Library, we are inviting patrons and community leaders to share a book or author that has been meaningful to them personally, either currently or from childhood. To participate, submit your answers to the following questions at the library or email them to vgiordano@juniatalibrary.org. Submissions should be no more than two to four sentences.  One submission per week will be featured in the Juniata County Library News.  

  1. What was your favorite book of all time? 
  2. What was your favorite book as a child?
  3. What was a book that has most influenced your life?  

The Second Annual Oldies Dance to benefit the Juniata County Library will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 7:30 until 10:30 PM at the CJEMS building located at 47 CJEMS Lane in Mifflintown. Cost is $10 per person. Listeners will hear music from the 50’s through the 80’s as DJ Charlie Stump will be on hand to provide the music. Don’t want to dance? Come and enjoy a meal - the kitchen will be open at 7:00 PM with caterer Dianne Cunningham offering an expanded dinner menu. 

 
Attention All Community Service Providers:
 

We are offering two free training events in the month of May to help local service providers better familiarize themselves with the 2-1-1 database. These events will be open to anyone who provides a local resource to our community - agencies, nonprofits, community groups, churches, healthcare, businesses, etc. For more information, click the flier below to load a full PDF version:

 
Summer Food Service Program
 
Summer is coming! United Way will once again be working with other community partners to provide the Summer Food Service Program in both Mifflin and Juniata Counties. More details will be posted soon!

 
2016 Campaign Raised $454,000
 

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata raised $454,000 to meet local needs around the impact areas of education, income, and health. This final total is approximately 92% of the $495,000 goal. 

“This was a challenging financial year for many, both professionally and personally,” said Mike McMonigal, Executive Director. “However, I want to express my appreciation to everyone that found a way to contribute despite these circumstances. Rebuilding takes time, but we are already making plans for next year with the help of community volunteers and leaders.” 

While this amount of support reflects positively on the generosity of the community, it is not enough to fully meet the needs of the agencies providing after school programs, youth mentoring, programs and scholarships for health-related activities, and support for basic needs.    

With this shortfall in available support, the United Way will be restricting the funding application process to the programs who were previously funded for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Community Investment volunteers will review applications to determine how to invest the limited funds, taking into account the impact that programs have on our most vulnerable populations.

The Community Investment Committee is recruiting volunteers. If you are interested in being part of this process and can commit volunteer hours in April and May, please contact the United Way office: 717-248-9636 or mmcmonigal@mjunitedway.org.

 





The United Way of Mifflin Juniata is dedicated to fulfilling our mission: Improving people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.

                    
                                                                          
 
Money In Your Pocket
 

You can help hardworking families in your community by volunteering with us this tax season!

We're currently seeking volunteers for this year's Money In Your Pocket tax preparation program. All participants receive IRS tax training and certification, and we're flexible enough to fit any schedule! Come learn a valuable skill and make a big impact - no previous experience is necessary. You can sign up by contacting Tammy Swartz at tswartz@mjunitedway.org or call 717-248-9636.
 
The 6th Annual Walk for Warmth Fundraising Total - $12,610.83!
 

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Sixth Annual Walk for Warmth a huge success! We have raised $12,610.83 for the Mifflin-Juniata Energy Bank. Without the Walk for Warmth, many families in the Juniata Valley may have insufficient heat in their homes this winter.



 
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