HELP US LIFT OTHERS UP, UP, AND AWAY!
It's the turn of the century, it's the sign of the times, it's the United Way Campaign Kickoff! Share an evening with us at the Indiana County World's Fair to help support education, financial stability, and health programs in our community! Take a ride in a hot air balloon, win one of the fantastic locally donated baskets, listen to live music, and eat delicious fair-themed food!
Join us in supporting our community!
When: Friday, September 22nd - Registration at 5:00pm
Where: Mack Memorial Park - 750 S 6th St - Indiana, PA 15701
Tickets are available at the door and at the event. Tickets to attend the event are $35. Raffle tickets are $1. Balloon rides are $50.
Don't delay, purchase your tickets today! Raffle tickets are available online now until September 19th!
Learn more about the upcoming 2023-2024 Kindness Creates Hope Campaign and the work of the United Way! We look forward to spending the evening with you!
We can all agree that health, education, and financial stability are the building blocks of a thriving community. The United Way, with the support of our partner agencies, takes tremendous pride in creating these foundations for our community's people. Whether it is through generous donations, volunteering, or continuous contributions, we THANK YOU for your support.
Not able to attend? Please join us for our virtual presentation on our Facebook page during the event!
Support our Work!
Every child's experience is unique but they all need the same things - love, security, health, and wellbeing. Families in our community need support to help provide this for their children. The United Way is committed to supporting children and families in our community, improving the opportunity for a healthy life and a stable path by investing in health, education, and financial stability programs in our county. Healthy children and families are the future for a stronger community and every child deserves a loving, supportive community.
Are you looking for ways to support the community by contributing to positive lasting change? The United Way of Indiana County is seeking support to help improve the overall health of our community by helping to ensure children have a stable path to growth, providing security to families, and delivering essential resources to our neighbors. Last year alone, we had 4,786 individual donors, 174 leadership donors, 152 corporate donors, and engaged 665 volunteers. Through these partnerships, we have been able to lay the foundation for lifelong success. The programs that the United Way invests in directly impacted 14,149 lives in our county through our allocations, grants programs, and additional community resources.
In preparation for our upcoming 2023-2024 campaign, we are relying on the generosity of our community members to kick off the investment in county-wide solutions by investing in us. Your contribution would demonstrate your dedication to improving the lives in our community.
Be a part of transforming a child's world and creating positive change! Together, we are Building Bridges to Brighter Futures!
Basket # | Basket Name | Donated By | Description | Value
2 Romeo's - Picnic for 6 ~ Romeo's Pizzeria & Mediterranean Kitchen ~ Bottle of wine, glasses, catered dinner for 6 ~ $350
3 All That Sparkles ~ Jean Rickard ~ Magic Nails Gift Cert. $55 and nail products ~ $100
4 It's an Italian Night ~ Luigi's Ristorante & Catering ~ Spaghetti sauce, pasta, red wine vinegar, and other Italian ingredients
5 Cocktail Collection ~ Patricia Berezansky ~ Cocktail mixers, glasses, various types of liquor, chiller, etc. ~ $200
6 Cup Of Joe ~ Sit n Stay Café, Commonplace Coffee, Starbucks ~ Various coffees, Mugs, Gift Certificates ~ $160
7 Brown Cow Brew ~ Jimmy Rickard ~ Root beer, $20 gift card to Meadows, an assortment of alcohol, glasses, straws, ice cream scoop ~ $170
8 Golfer's Delight ~ 700 Shop, Joyce Sharman, Indiana Cigar Club ~ Shirts, Gift Certificates, Outdoor Games ~ $405
9 Light It Up ~ Philly St. Candle, Cathy Bizousky ~ Candle, matches, $20 gift card, pottery ~ $30
10 Basket Bliss ~ Mainline Pharmacy ~ "Humble and Kind" sign, 24 oz Swan Creek Candle, Solar Lantern, and Shelf Sitter ~ $90
11 Dinner & a Movie ~ Bruno's, Indiana Mall Cinema ~ $50 Gift Certificate, 2 Tickets to mall cinema ~ $69
12 Care Package ~ InFirst Bank ~ Cooler, Blanket, Umbrella, Cup, Notepad, Shopping Tote, Koozies
13 For The Home ~ Little Mahoning Pottery, Stoke Hole Pottery, Woody Lodge Winery, 7th Street Marketry ~ Candle, Carpet refresher, Pottery, Gift Certicates, Cup ~ $230
14 Cozy Up ~ Tony Sottile for District Magistrate ~ Pillow, Blanket, Candle, Fall Décor ~ $75
15 Coffee Time ~ IRMC ~ Commonplace Coffee, Commonplace Swag, & $50 gift card ~ $60
16 Bless This Home ~ Lucy Rae ~ Plate, Bowl, Measuring Cup, Spoon, Whisk ~ $140
17 Fall Harvest ~ Representative Jim Struzzi ~ Fall Basket with fall décor ~ $100
18 Fall Home Necessities ~ Sherene Hess County Commissioner ~ Insulated cooler bag, string lights, metal sign, wreath hook, mugs, napkins, tablecloth, placemats, mini-casserole dish, trays, candy dishes, food storage bags, spatula/cookie cutter, votives, tea lights, wax melts, room spray, sachets, soap towel, tote, pumpkin decor ~ $125
19 Wok This Way ~ GCES ~ Gourmet Asian Cooking Kit ~ $572
20 A Tisket A Tasket ~ Monica Jones Insurance ~ Wine Glasses, Meat, Brushetta, Olives, Candy ~ $100
21 Gone Camping ~ Marion Center Bank ~ Cooler, Tostitos, Salsa, Pringles, Marshmallows ~ $150
22 Live To Be Fit ~ Uptown Fitness & Sleppy Chiropractic ~ 3 Month Membership, 1/2 Hr Massage, 1 PULSE session
23 Spa-Tacular ~ Jean & James Rickard ~ Omni $500 Gift Certificate
24 Splish Splash ~ Savon du Jardin ~ Soap, brush, lotion ~ $85
25 Spa At Home ~ Faith Kunkle ~ Decorative claw foot tub, body lotion, body soap, and loofa ~ $50
26 Gourmet Goodness ~ AnnMarie Everett for District Magistrate ~ Jim Beam Coffee, mugs, snacks ~ $70
27 God Bless The USA ~ William & Mary Gift Shoppe, Inc ~ American basket- blueberry scones, strawberry jam, American-themed house décor ~ $114.89
28 Sports Spectator ~ Upstreet Financial Advisors/Upstreet Ace Hardware ~ 4 Penn State Football Tickets to the "White Out" Game vs Iowa on 9/23 & One Parking Pass ~ $800
29 Trip Down Memory Lane ~ Memory Lane Media ~ $100 gift card, candy, and popcorn ~ $110
30 Game Night! ~ Calvery Presbyterian, Fantastic Sam's, Eat N Park, Market Street Pastries ~ Various types of board games, two vouchers for a free haircut, $5 gift certificate, $40 in gift certs
31 Artist's Palette ~ Artist's Hand ~ $60 gift card, $30 gift card, t-shirts, espresso beans, and dog treats ~ $144.00
32 Feeling Lucky ~ Gina and Chris Force ~ Lottery Tickets and decorative vase
33 Pot O Luck ~ Quota ~ 2 tickets to Sound Beginnings Social, candle, dark choc, lottery tix, Quota T-shirt ~ $80
34 Sports Spectator ~ Upstreet Financial Advisors/Upstreet Ace Hardware ~ 4 Penn State Football Tickets to the "White Out" Game vs Iowa on 9/23 & One Parking Pass ~ $800
35 Happy Hour ~ Shoemaker Robinson-Lytle ~ Gift certificate, 2 bottles of wine, and candy ~ $100
36 Raking in the Cash ~ Junior Women's Civic Club ~ Lottery tickets and rake ~ $113
37 Leaf It To Me ~ Oasis Home & Garden ~ Oasis Fall Clean Up
38 Taste Of Italy ~ Spaghetti Benders ~ $30 gift card, colander, homemade spaghetti sauce, mugs, and biscotti ~ $50
39 Wine A Bit, You'll Feel Better ~ Poplar Ave Neighbors ~ Wine, cookies, napkins, snacks, cutting board, and wine glasses ~ $160
40 Cabin Fever ~ Ben and Jan Murphy ~ Curry Run Cabin ~ Weekend Stay
41 Symphony Of Sweets ~ Luxenberg Jewelers, Meraki, Dan Smith Candy, The Finery, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera ~ $50 gift certificate, jewelry cleaner, $50 Meraki Cert, $50 Finery Cert, Free Box Of Chocolates, 2 Comp Tickets to Orchestra of your choice, Two Tickets to The Barber Of Seville Opera
42 Dog Gone Fun ~ Horses & Hounds ~ Dog Grooming Supplies ~ $67
43 Picture Perfect ~ Savannah Tutko Photography ~ Custom portrait session gift certificate ~ $500
44 Basket Bliss ~ Europa, Joyce Sharman, Fisher Furniture ~ Europa Crystal Bowl, Framed Picture, $100 Fisher Furniture Gift Certificate
45 Fun In The Sun ~ Coburn & Keppich, Yucatan ~ Vera Bradley Sun Glasses, $100 Gift Cert
46 Treat Yourself ~ Elite Med Spa ~ 5 gift certificates for money off treatment, brightening essentials brightening kit, eye mask, facial cleanser, rejuvenating hydrator, tinted mineral spf ~ $400
47 Flower Power ~ Indiana Floral & Flower Boutique, KCAC ~ Gift Certificate, Christmas Tree Décor, 4 Tickets to Carpenters Christmas Show
48 Everyday Occasion ~ Joyce Sharman ~ Michael Kors Purse and Perfume ~ $350
49 Tailgating Time ~ Holsinger, Clark & Armstrong, KCAC, Noble Stein Brewing Company ~ Cooler, Grill, Hershey Chocolate Bars, Marshmallows, Chairs, Mountain Pie Makers, 4 tickets to the Justin Moore Concert, One Case of Nobel Stein Beer
50 The Perfect Present ~ Joyce Sharman ~ Kurt Geiger Purse, Baccarat Perfume ~ $275
51 Fall Goodies ~ Camp Orenda ~ Fall Basket with fall décor ~ $50
52 Picture This ~ Donated by Friends of White's Woods and The Framing Hut ~ Custom framing of Chuck Olsen's "In White's Woods" painting ~ $295
53 Fall Selection ~ Commissioners Robin Gorman & Mike Keith ~ Fall Décor, Candles, Wine, Swag
54 Show Me The Money ~ Bob & Kathy King ~ $200 Cash ~ $200
55 The Weight Is Over ~ Sobek ~ T-Shirts, Water Bottle, Gift Certificate ~ $125
56 Kiddie Korner ~ Discovery Books, Fantastic Sam's, Market Street, Eat N Park ~ Books, Gift Certificates, 1 Free Hair cut ~ $234.75
57 Evening Cuddles ~ Joyce Sharman ~ Indiana County Afghan ~ $75
58 Chef's Corner ~ Joyce Sharman, John DiMaio's Food And Fun, Friends of United Way ~ Paella, Cast Iron Skillet Set, Pocket Knife, $50 DiMaio's Gift Certificate ~ $414
59 Yorkie Palooza ~ Joyce Sharman ~ Yorkie Stool and Socks ~ $85
60 Hanging Around ~ Joyce Sharman ~ Indiana Theater Framed Picture ~ $300
61 Christmas In September ~ Aaron Lehman, Pittsburgh CLO ~ Christmas Plate, Puzzle, Bracelets, 2 Tickets to A Musical Christmas Carol
62 Tour the World ~ King Buffet, Tres Amigos, The Coney, Lemoona House, Tom's Pizza, Four and Twenty, Riziki Café ~ Gift Certificates ~ $180
63 Hair's To You ~ Joyce Sharman, University Stylists ~ Gypsy Water Perfume, $50 Gift Certificate ~ $250
64 Friends Night Out ~ Levity Brewing, Axperience, Teerak ~ $100 Gift Certificate, Two Cases of Beer, 4 hours Axprience can be shared ~ $220
65 Road Trip ~ AutoSports, Tire Express, Lias Tire ~ Detailing Package & Gift Certificates
66 Meat Lovers ~ Cunningham Meats ~ Cooler, T-Shirt, Hat, Koozie, BBQ Sauce, Tangy BBQ Sauce, Bourbon Bar-B-Que, Summer Sausage, Tangy Flavored Snack Sticks, Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub, Steak Sauce ~ $100
67 Sports Therapy ~ Steelers, Friends of the United Way ~ Cam Heyward Autographed Photo, Steeler T-Shirt, Steeler Travel Cups ~ $59.91
68 Off To College ~ IUP COOP Store ~ $100 Gift Certificates ~ $100
69 Family Weekend ~ Fantastic Sams, Pittsburgh Zoo, Market Street Patries, Eat N Park, Villa, Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History ~ $25 Villa Gift Card, $20 Market Street Pastries Gift Certificate, Free Hair Cut & Style, 2 Eat N Park Gift Cards, Free Admission up to 4 People for Pittsburgh Museum, Free Admission for 4 People to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium ~ $135
70 Art & Eats ~ Kristin's Art Cart, Fantastic Sams, Dairy Queen, Eat N Park, Meadows, Market Street Pastries, Villa ~ 3 Meadows Gift Cards, Free 8" DQ Cake, Free Haircut & Style, 2 $5 Eat N Park Gift cards, 2 Adult and 2 Kids Tickets for Kristin's Art Cart, $20 Market Street Pastries Gift Card, $25 Villa Gift Card ~ $100
71 Bonappetite ~ Alla Famiglia ~ $50 Gift Certificate, Gift Box ~ $250
72 Game On!! ~ Altoona Curve ~ 4 Altoona Curve Baseball Tickets for 2024 ~ $44
73 Talk Birdy to Me ~ eXp Realty & Chestnut Ridge ~ (2) foursomes of golf, $50 gift card to pro shop, golfballs, glasses, tees, divot cleaner ~ $356
74 Holiday Beverage ~ Holiday Beverage ~ $25 gift card, lottery tickets, tumbler, mugs, frisbee, t-shirt, and travel cooler ~ $50
75 Cannonball! ~ YMCA ~ 2024 Mack Park Family Pool Pass ~ $250
76 Time to Be First ~ First Commonwealth Bank ~ Basket of cash ~ $150
77 Let's Go Pens ~ CGN CPA PLLC ~ 2 tickets to a Pens Game of your choice