Like a snowman that begins as a single snowflake, your donation to Centre County United Way accumulates with others to result in a strong and sturdy community for all to enjoy!

Your gift - no matter the size - is part of The Snowman Effect that will ultimately provide equal access to health, education and financial stability for all our neighbors in Centre County.


The construction of our community snowman is generously sponsored by McQuaide Blasko, Attorneys at Law. They will match every donation to The Snowman Effect – up to $10,000.

Day of Caring


Col. Gerald Russell

PNC Bank

Centre County United Way


October 2, 2014


In honor of its founder, Col. Gerald Russell, the Day of Caring boasts a new name – The Col. Gerald Russell – PNC Bank – United Way Day of Caring.  Col. Russell passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 97. 



Live United by joining hundreds of other volunteers as we lend a hand to non-profit organizations all over Centre County.

Each year, Day of Caring volunteers work on improvement projects for Centre County; these services are available for all qualifying non-profit organizations, community recreational facilities, historical sites, and other relevant areas. The projects consist of activities such as landscaping, painting and repair.

Col Gerald R. Russell – PNC Bank – Centre County United Way “Day of Caring” is one of the largest annual volunteer events in Centre County.  There is a need for both skilled and unskilled laborers. Day of Caring inspires us all, and is an excellent opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of Centre County residents, so join the fun!


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Each year projects are completed at locations in every part of the county, most often at little or no cost to the recipient organizations.  All non-profit organizations in Centre County are eligible to submit project proposals for this event.  To submit a project proposal,  click here for the  Project Proposal Form complete the form and fax it to Beth at the United Way Office (238-5067).  If you have questions please contact the Day of Caring Office at 814-238-8283 or

Volunteers are needed for this countywide endeavor.  No special skills are required!  No matter what your skill is, we have a project for you.  Learn a new skill, make a new friend and experience an amazing day where you will help transform your community.  Challenging light or heavy work opportunities are available; we also have a handful of needs for volunteers who are experienced in construction, and carpentry. Join us, as we continue to make our Happy Valley the finest community possible.  Individuals or groups interested in volunteering should complete the 2014 Volunteer Form and fax it to Beth at the United Way Office (238-5067). If you have questions please contact the Day of Caring office at 238-2941, or by e-mail



Some of our projects need materials to be donated.  Materials needed include painting supplies, landscaping supplies, carpet, carpet cleaning equipment, lifts, backhoe, lumber, and more.  If you have materials or funds you would like to donate please contact the Day of Caring office.



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