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January 17th 2011 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a nationally recognized Day of Service. In 2011, we as a culture have come a long way towards correcting the social injustices that inspired Dr. King to take action. His story gives us an example to follow in The United Way's movement towards social unity.

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United Way Campaign Closes in on 2011 Goal - Critical Programs Could Be Impacted

The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is closing in on the $575,000 goal, reaching 70% of the 2011 campaign goal of $402,280.

"As volunteers of the United Way we've seen the challenges that local agencies and program providers face in trying to meet these needs. Last year's state budget impasse had significant impact on the financial strength of many local agencies like The Abuse Network, Shelter Services, and the Coalition of HOPES. They never seem to have enough resources to deal with the ever-growing needs here in Mifflin and Juniata counties," said Ruth and Ken Fisher, Mifflin County Campaign Ambassadors.

"We knew at the beginning of the campaign that our goal was going to be a challenge," said Joan Fulkroad, 2011 Juniata County campaign ambassador and United Way Board member. "But we set this goal for a reason. The needs in the community are greater, so it is our responsibility to adequately fund those organizations that attempt to meet those needs."

Conservative expectations leave the overall campaign short of the goal, according to officials. Juniata County residential giving is at $7,505 which is a decrease of 17%. Mifflin County residential giving is down 21%. Workplace campaign results are still coming in. The campaign officially closes on March 15, 2011.

Donations can be made to the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third Street, Lewistown, PA, 17044. Phone: (717) 248-9636. or online at www.mjunitedway.org

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Walk for Warmth - Have a heart.. Heat a Home
House Chimney Baby it's cold outside, and for some folks it's almost as cold inside! You can help them out by joining us for the first annual "Walk for Warmth" on Saturday February 12 at Derry Township Park.

Sponsored by the United Way and MCS Bank, the proceeds from the walk will benefit the Mifflin-Juniata Energy Bank.

For more information or to obtain a pledge envelope contact Teresa Grose from MCS Bank at 248-5445 or visit the United way website.

Success By 6 collaborates with community partners to promote Dental Health Month

Success By 6 and AmeriCorps VISTA member, Kyle Messerman, have plans to celebrate National Dental Health Month in February.   

As a member of AmeriCorps, Kyle is participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service recruiting support and volunteers from Juniata County Kiwanis and Lewistown Kiwanis Clubs


Dental packets will be assembled containing a book, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, timer, and the Success by 6 dental newsletter.


In February, Success By 6 staff, M-J Dental Clinic staff, Kiwanis, and the Lewistown School of Nursing students will do 75 presentations to over 1,400 preschool and kindergarten students in Mifflin and Juniata counties.


Each child will receive on of the Dental bags at the end of the presentation. This will be the 4th year Success By 6 has offered Dental presentations and materials to preschool and kindergarten students.

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Campaign Update - Percent Increase of giving from Last year
Buckell Plastic Co., Inc. 17%

Corvette America 65%

Dumor, Inc. 22%

First Quality Baby Products 7%

Geisinger Health System 67%

Home Nursing Agency Health Care 2,231%!!!

Juniata Valley Bank 7%

MCS Bank 10%

Penelec-A First Energy Company 12%

Philips Healthcare 4%

Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc. 174%

Valley View Retirement Community / Malta Home 256%
Get your taxes done for FREE!

If you made less than $49,000 in 2010, you may be eligible to get your taxes done for free!  IRS-trained volunteers will be available from February to April 18 to assist you with your federal and state taxes. For more information, contact Kyle at 717.248.9636 or vista@mjunitedway.org

Upcoming Events

January is National Mentoring Month!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17

Blood Drive  First Baptist Church Lewistown on January 17 from Noon-6pm

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day January 28th

Walk For Warmth  Derry Township Community Park on February 12 from 9am-1pm

Polar Plunge  Greenwood State Park on February 12 at 11am

For more events, visit our community calendar.


Have an event you would like us to feature?  Email Kyle at vista@mjunitedway.org.

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