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United Way of Bucks County

for More Information on What They Do & How You Can Help, Please Visit ...

http://www.uwbucks.org

The Doylestown Office of Weidel Realtors recently created & sponsored a Sing Your ALS Off karaoke event to help raise money & awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).  ALS has a personal impact on many of the Weidel team members as recently, Barbara Smith's, prior Weidel General Sales Manager & prior Doylestowm manager's son, Jason age 36 was diagnosed with ALS.

The Doylestown Office has made it their personal mission to help support the Smith family & those diagnosed with ALS.  The event, held at The Standard Club in Doylestown was created by the ALS platform, every90minutes.org, to help find a cure for the disease.

The Sing Your ALS Off event was generously supported by the resident & business communities to such a degree that over 350 attendees enjoyed an night of food, drink, silent auctions, 50/50 raffles & karaoke raising over $21,000 in one evening!

All of the donations from the evening's event were given to both the Jason Smith ALS fund and the ALS Association, helping to raise awareness, find a cure and support the Smith family with specific medical needs.  Please Visit ... www.every90minutes.org  for more information.

ALS Icebucket Challenge

 

United Way of Bucks County Seeks Support for Back-to-School Drive

“Stuff the Bus” will pack 3,500 backpacks this year

United Way of Bucks County is seeking donations of school supplies and volunteers for its annual back to school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.  The organization plans to assemble 3,500 backpacks full of school supplies for children from low-income families in Bucks County.

The campaign, which kicked off on July 15, will culminate in a “backpack-a-thon” on August 22nd at Westaby Hall in Fairless Hills.  Over 250 volunteers will fill backpacks for about 6 hours.  School Districts, private schools, and United Way non-profit member agencies will distribute the backpacks to children in need.

Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor for Stuff the Bus. BB&T, Bank of America, Bay Sales, LLC., Comcast, Cummins, Fairless Hills Fire Department, First National Bank and Trust Co. of Newtown, PECO, and Sesame Place are also sponsors.  Non-profit organizations collaborating with United Way of Bucks County on this project include Bucks County Housing Group, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County, YWCA Bucks County, and Catholic Social Services.

Now in its 9th year, Stuff the Bus is another way that UW Bucks helps bridge the financial gap for low-income families.  Alice (not her real name) who received backpacks last year for her two children said, “We had hit a rough patch those last few months and the school bags were a huge help.  Knowing my kids could start school with the necessities was a great feeling.”

According to the National Retailers Federation, back to school supplies are expected to cost more than ever before this year.  The average family will spend nearly $700 per child, including school supplies, clothes and shoes.   Danielle Bush, Stuff the Bus project coordinator says this overburdens the budgets of many lower-income households.  “When a family is struggling to pay their rent, they’re probably not going to spend money on back-to-school supplies.  This drive makes sure that children from those families have what they need to go back to school equipped to learn,” she says.

There are several ways residents can help Stuff the Bus.  Individual donations can be made online to support the drive at www.uwbucks.org/stuffthebus or by check, mailed to United Way of Bucks County at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030, with Stuff the Bus written in the memo line.  Donations of new school supplies will be accepted at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd in Fairless Hills on August 12th and 13th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. People interested in volunteering to help Stuff the Bus on August 15th, 21st and 22nd can sign up at the same web address www.uwbucks.org/stuffthebus by clicking on the button that says, “volunteer.”

NOW HIRING: Pre-K Counts Grant Staff

United Way of Bucks County is seeking smart, talented, and detail-oriented candidates for our Pre-K Counts Grant Team! 

About us:  United Way of Bucks County, is a dynamic, mission-focused nonprofit in Bucks County, PA.

We provide help, care, and opportunity to the most vulnerable people in our community. That means helping kids who can’t help themselves, stabilizing struggling families, and ensuring that older adults are safe and secure.

We fight hunger, help the homeless, provide emergency help, help young kids connect to education – and much more.

If you are passionate about helping young children and their families, check out these postings.

How to Apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@uwbucks.org by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Your cover letter MUST include why you are interested in the position and your salary requirements.

We will only consider candidates who follow these instructions.

Grant Administrator, Pre-K Counts

United Way of Bucks County is looking for a full-time Grant Administrator for Pre-K Counts. Pre-K Counts makes free, high-quality early education available to low- and moderate-income families.

In this role, you will help young children and their families get the support and services they need. You will also help United Way of Bucks County sustain, improve, and expand this program.

You will:

  • Promote Pre-K Counts: Update and distribute materials, work with partners to build awareness of United Way’s Pre-K Counts scholarships, and attend meetings and events as needed.
  • Coordinate recruitment: Work on recruitment strategies and respond to inquiries from families, caseworkers, and other sources.
  • Coordinate enrollment: Help review and score applications, connect families with Pre-K partners and other programs & services as needed, and work with families and Pre-K partner sites to complete enrollment.
  • Monitor student progress, program data, and grant compliance: There are many details that need to be monitored – everything from student attendance and health screenings to partner budgets and support documents for audits.
  • Provide significant administrative support: Our coordinator supports our manager with all administrative functions.

You must:

  • Care deeply about helping children and families.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience working in grants or education (preferably both).
  • Be self-directed, a hard-worker, and show great attention to detail.
  • Be a passionate lifelong learner and care about building new skills.
  • Love finding efficient ways to work and be extremely comfortable with technology.
  • Enjoy working with all kinds of people and love delivering exceptional customer service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay and full benefits (we cover the cost of your medical and dental, plus offer a 401k match).
  • Generous PTO, 12 paid holidays, and flex time.
  • Supportive team that wants to see you succeed.
  • Ongoing training and education.

If this job is right for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@uwbucks.org by Friday, August 16, 2019. Your cover letter MUST include why you are interested in the position and your salary requirements. We will only consider candidates who follow these instructions.

Assistant Director, Pre-K Counts

United Way of Bucks County is looking for a full-time Assistant Director for our Pre-K Counts grant. Pre-K Counts makes free, high-quality early education available to low- and moderate-income families.

In this role, you will help young children and their families get the support and services they need. You will also help United Way of Bucks County sustain, improve, and expand this program.

You will:

  • Work with United Way of Bucks County’s Education Director to monitor program quality and assist Pre-K site directors and teachers with meeting quality standards and improving instruction and classroom environments.
  • Work with UW Bucks Education Director and teacher evaluation team to coordinate coaching and training for teachers.
  • Work with Pre-K site directors and teachers to develop and implement professional development and continuous quality improvement plans.
  • Assist teachers and Pre-K site directors with identifying and coordinating classroom and family supports including early intervention, mental health, behavior support, and other services as needed.
  • Provide administrative support: assist with recruitment and enrollment as needed by distributing materials, attending meetings, responding to inquiries, reviewing and scoring applications, and finalizing enrollment.

You must:

  • Care deeply about helping children and families.
  •  Have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work, or other related degree
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience working in early childhood education.
  • Be familiar with the PA Early Learning Standards, Keystone STARS, child care regulations, curriculum & assessment tools, etc.
  • Have experience coordinating or delivering trainings for educators, parents/families, or other adults.
  • Be self-directed, a hard-worker, and show great attention to detail.
  • Be a passionate lifelong learner and care about building new skills.
  • Love finding efficient ways to work and be extremely comfortable with technology.
  • Enjoy working with all kinds of people and love delivering exceptional customer service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay and full benefits (we cover the cost of your medical and dental, plus offer a 401k match).
  • Generous PTO, 12 paid holidays, and flex time.
  • Supportive team that wants to see you succeed.
  • Ongoing training and education.

If this job is right for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@uwbucks.org by Friday, August 16, 2019. Your cover letter MUST include why you are interested in the position and your salary requirements. We will only consider candidates who follow these instructions.

 

 

 

Rise and shine! It’s time to Stuff the Bus!

Here in Bucks County 4 out of 25 kids struggle to have their basic needs met.

That is 4 children in every classroom who don’t have the proper tools needed to start the school year on the right foot, who feel ashamed and embarrassed that they are not prepared.

For these kids, things we consider ‘basics’ — like back to school supplies can be hard to come by.

Together, we can change that.

In 2018, Stuff the Bus donors and volunteers achieved a HUGE milestone by providing an incredible 3,378 kids in need with backpacks filled with school supplies!

This year we are anticipating the number of requests for backpacks from nonprofits, school districts, and families to increase again.

Our goal for 2019 is to pack 3,500 backpacks and we need your help to make that happen and to make this the BIGGEST STUFF THE BUS EVER !


There are a few ways that you can help STUFF THE BUS!

1. Donate online : A backpack filled with required school supplies costs about $35 per child, but all donations are welcome!
2 . Mail a check to: United Way at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 with”Stuff the Bus” in the memo line.
3.  Bring your donation of NEW  school supplies to any of the STB collection sites  on Monday 8/12 or Tuesday 8/13. A complete list of supplies can be found  here .
4.   Volunteer  at  Stuff the Bus.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors at Wells Fargo,

our sponsors, and nonprofit partners!

 

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