At PPL, we believe supporting the United Way across our 10,000-square-mile service area improves lives and strengthens communities.
From the Clinton Area United Way to the United Way of Wyoming Valley, donations raised from PPL employees and retirees fund the great work of hundreds of nonprofit initiatives across central and eastern Pennsylvania. More than $2 million was raised in our 2017 United Way campaign, including PPL matching funds.
These gifts translate into real programs and services for people who need help every day in the communities we’re proud to serve. Here’s a sampling of the programs across our region helped by United Way funding.
- Contributions to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties allow the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania to provide a safe place for youth to go after school that includes educational, physical fitness, nutritional, and preventative programs.
- Contributions to the United Way of Greater Hazleton allow the Avenues organization to provide vocational and employment services to people with developmental or acquired disabilities, helping each person reach their full working potential leading to employment.
- Contributions to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley allow The Literacy Center in Allentown to partner with others on a family literacy and reading program that encourages positive parental involvement. The Promise Neighborhoods program, another United Way beneficiary, works to help children in those neighborhoods succeed.
- Contributions to the Berwick Area United Way provide low-income families access through their SNAP card to purchase healthy, affordable and local foods produced by area farmers year-round.
- Contributions to the United Way of Columbia County allow Camp Victory to provide a unique and empowering camping experience for people with special needs.
- Contributions to the United Way of the Capital Region support the Center for Employment, Education and Entrepreneurial Development in Harrisburg. CEEED provides programs focusing on unemployment, underemployment and education, such as English as a Second Language and entrepreneurship.
- Contributions to the United Way of Lancaster County help support collaboratives like the Elizabethtown Area Hub, which helps low- and low-middle-income families with access to a variety of services including early childhood education; food and clothing bank assistance; financial workshops; job training; and referrals to physical and behavioral health care services.
- Contributions to the Lycoming County United Way allow the Children’s Development Center to provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services to developmentally delayed and physically handicapped children. United Way funds also support autism and therapeutic preschool programs.
We believe serving our customers means more than providing safe and reliable power. We’re your neighbors and friends. We care about what happens here.
Since 2005, we’ve contributed more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in their communities. We support the United Way in all the communities where we do business.