UWBucks Is Happening!

February 11th, 2014

photo - gtb bhThat’s right – we’ve been nominated for Bucks Happening’s 2014 Happening List! Bucks Happening is a digital magazine that gives insight about what’s going on in Bucks County. Their Happening List reflects the people’s choice for the best of Bucks.

We need your vote to make us the most happening charity in Bucks County for 2014! Making the list will help us get the word out about what we do in the community so we can increase our impact and bring even more people together for the greater good.

Five Reasons UWBucks is Bucks County’s Most Happening Charity

  1. More than 90,000 people in Bucks County are touched by our programs each year – that’s more than 1 in 10 Bucks County residents!
  2. With the community’s help, we provided local food pantries with 100,000 meals to AND over 115,000 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables through our Bucks Knocks Out Hunger program in 2013… and we’re doing even more in 2014!
  3. Our CEO Jamie Haddon is always willing to be crazy for a cause.  For example, to promote #GivingTuesdayBucks, he ate a hot sauce sandwich (featured above) and got pelted with water balloons by our staff. We reached our #GivingTuesdayBucks fundraising goal thanks to his commitment and 100% of that money went right to the community!
  4. Over 740 backpacks went out to the community through our Stuff The Bus event in August. These backpacks, filled with pencils, notebooks and other school supplies went to kids in need to help them start the school year right.
  5. For every dollar donated to UWBucks, TWO dollars go back into the community thanks to the way we leverage donations. This doubles the impact of each contribution to make Bucks County a better place to live for everyone!

To show your support for UWBucks, vote for us here. You can only vote once per email address, so tell your friends to vote too so that everyone will know that UWBucks is the most happening charity in the county!

About the contributor: Katie Pilot is the Marketing Assistant at UW Bucks. She is a senior at Villanova University with a major in Communication. Due to her passion for social justice, particularly the importance of education, she is excited to help get the word out about UWBucks’ great contributions to the county in hopes to get more people involved.

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