$1.15 million fundraising goal announced


United Way of the Laurel Highlands


There's a tribe in another part of the world that has a unique greeting. 

According to Greater Johnstown Superintendent Amy Arcurio, they don't say "hello," "what's up" or "how are you?" Instead, she said they ask, "how are your children?" 

Arcurio was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the United Way of the Laurel Highlands 2021 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast in Johnstown. As an educator, she said that she has direct experience with the United Way's impact on children in the community. 

United Way of the Laurel Highlands is starting a Diaper Bank

UPDATED: 8/23/21 -- The United Way of the Laurel Highlands is starting a diaper bank that will serve Cambria and Somerset Counties.
The organization has identified diapers as a need for families in the Laurel Highlands and is holding a diaper drive to help. The goal is to gather 500 packages of donated diapers by Oct. 7 to start the project. The collection kicks off on the United Way’s Day of Action, June 21.

Painting party fundraiser honors long-time supporter


Thanks to everyone who participated in the 1st Annual Bob Zahurak Painting Night, which benefited United Way of the Laurel Highlands Women United.

It was hosted by Steelworkers Union 2632, of which Bob was a member.

Bob was a loyal supporter of our work in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Sadly, Bob lost his battle with COVID-19, but his legacy to support us and his community will go on.

The event raised $3,000 for UWLH Women United.

Grocery stores hosting 'flower sale' for United Way

4/29/21 - RICK KAZMER  - United Way of the Laurel Highlands

Randy’s BiLo and Ideal Market locations in Johnstown and Windber are hosting a fundraiser for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands this spring. 

Customers can donate at least $1 to the United Way and sign a paper tulip badge, which will be displayed in the stores. The “flower sale” is set to start on May 1.

The funding will help us to fund crucial health and human services needs in Cambria and Somerset counties, including youth drug and alcohol prevention work in public schools.  

Thanks to North Star for the 'jeanerosity'

4/26/21 - Members of the North Star Youth Machine Pitch Team, Griffith Excavating, hold a donation check for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands.

North Star School District staff participated in a jean dress-down day to raise money for the nonprofit organization.

North Star staff raised $390, which will go to help the United Way fund youth drug and alcohol prevention, early childhood education and parental engagement, among other health and human services, in Somerset and Cambria Counties.