Your Impact in Bucks County

You help thousands of families with necessities such as food, car repairs, rent, and school supplies through programs like Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, Fresh Connect, 2-1-1, Emergency Needs Fund, and Stuff the Bus. Click through the tabs to see how you help!

Emergency Needs

Helping Bucks County families through times of crisis and guiding them toward financial stability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We help families through times of crisis by providing assistance with transportation, rent, utilities, school supplies, medications, and other essentials. Transportation is one of the biggest barriers to self-sufficiency. Last year we donated eleven cars to families in our community.

Your gift of $2,500 could provide one time financial assistance to families who are struggling right now.

Food Access

Ensuring that people have the nourishment they need to function on a day to day basis, to support their families, and to work toward a better future.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, having enough food to eat was often taken for granted. We are now serving 1,300 families each week through programs such as Fresh Connect and Bucks Knocks Out Hunger.

Your gift of $1,500 could provide breakfast essentials eggs, milk, and oatmeal – for more than 300 local families. Your gift provides families experiencing tough times a strong start to each day.

Education

Investing in early care and education to help close the achievement gap and break the cycle of poverty.

We believe that access to a quality education is an essential building block to a great life.  Last year we provided scholarships for nearly 250 children were enrolled in high quality early education programs.

Your gift of $1,000 could help close the opportunity gap by providing a one-month Pre-K scholarship for a young child in Bucks County.

Housing & Homelessness

Stabilizing Bucks County’s homeless population in safe, affordable, and stable housing.

United way steps in to prevent homelessness before families are in crisis. Last year we evaluated the needs of 346 people. We played an essential role in helping them move into safe, affordable housing and on a pathway toward permanent housing.

Your gift of $500 could provide one month of rental assistance for one household.

2-1-1 Helpline

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2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with important services in their local communities. It can be used for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Every day highly trained 2-1-1 call specialists are available to provide information and referrals to local health and human services.

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Fresh Connect is a Free Mobile Farm Market that provides fresh produce to low income families and seniors at three locations throughout Bucks County each week. The program is a collaboration of United Way of Bucks CountyBucks County Opportunity CouncilSt. Mary Medical Center, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, and Philabundance. United Way of Bucks County funds Fresh Connect and donations to support the market should be made through UW Bucks.

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St. Mary Medical CenterBucks County Opportunity Council, and United Way of Bucks County, with the support of Penn Community Bank, announce the launch of a new 8,000 square foot space for a healthy eating and living partnership named the HELP Center.

The new site, located in Bristol Borough, will provide food and other necessities to residents county-wide. Items will be distributed through food pantries, Fresh Connect free mobile farm markets, and existing distribution points. The site is not open to the public.

United Way of Bucks County will eventually relocate its existing in-kind goods distribution to the new site. The in-kind gifts program typically provides home goods. While COVID is a concern, the local United Way will focus exclusively on urgently needed items like donated toilet paper, diapers, and cleaning supplies.