October is United Way Kick-off Month

By Heather  Ross

October is the Kick-off for the Centre County United Way campaign. The Libraries United Way Committee has lots of events coming up in the next few months to raise money for the campaign.

What does the Centre County United Way do? 

They work with partner agencies to establish the needs of our community and then works with the community to meet those needs through fundraising and volunteers.

What are our needs in Centre County?

The Centre County United Way has three main goals:
1. Education (Early intervention services, child care, libraries, literacy, after school programs, etc.)
2. Financial Stability (food bank, housing, living expenses, etc.)
3. Health (counseling, medical and dental, hospice, etc.)

I already give directly to a charity.  

Great!  We don’t want to stop you from doing that, but here are the benefits of donating through the United Way. United Way knows more than me about what the community’s needs.
Low cost of raising funds through the use of volunteers, so more money goes to the people who need it. United Way can distribute my dollars, with other combined donations, to
impact a greater number of viable needs. Most people who are getting assistance from one agency typically need more help.  Donating to the United Way means you can help that same person over several agencies.

I want to choose where my money goes.  Can I do that?  

YES! You can choose to donate to 4 individual agencies OR choose to not donate to
an agency. Unspecified donations are best, but it’s up to you.

Who uses funds raised through the United Way?  

Chances are you do and don’t even know it!
• Centre County Library
• American Red Cross
• YMCA
• Many more!

Upcoming events

October:
Payroll deduction forms distributed
Most of the funds Penn State raises for the United Way is through continuous
giving via payroll deductions.  Annually in October the forms are delivered
and you can elect to make a monthly donation on the form.  If you have
questions about payroll deductions, please contact Heather Ross

Calendar photo submissions – due Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.
Please upload your photos here
Photo requirements:
YOU TOOK IT (it must be your photo).
High resolution – preferred resolution is > 2550 x 3300 (or 3300 x 2550)
around 9 megapixels.
Of the Penn State University Libraries (inside or outside) or surrounds.

Order your calendars here – https://goo.gl/forms/zaqcrHNHiLwcxxcE3

Library clothing sale
We are in the process of finalizing the sale items.

November:
Book Sale: Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mann Assembly Room
Please send books, puzzles, CD, DVD, Magazine and Games to Heather Ross, 1
Pattee Library

December:
Craft Sale: Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mann Assembly Room 
Please send handmade crafts and craft supplies to Heather Ross, 1 Pattee Library


Your Libraries United Way Committee 2017-18

Heather Ross, Co-Team Leader
Ann Kopesky, Co-Team Leader
Donna Dean
Robert Freeborn
Nicole Gampe
Lily Huang
Matthew Mangarella
Kelly Riley