United Way of the Southern Alleghenies Blair County Impact
The United Way of the Southern Alleghenies is committed to programming that invests in the future, as well as services that meet immediate needs. Below are some examples of immediate-need programs.
Community Service Projects
225 Teens handpicked the dress at no charge& attended their prom.
Presented by Reliance Bank, The United Way of the Southern Alleghenies and Logan Valley Mall are making prom season more affordable for families in Blair County. Each year, we invite the community to donate new or gently-worn formal wear. We want all high school students to make memories that last a lifetime.
The Glass Slipper Project began in 2011 as a way to help families stretch their budgets and to ensure that every student could enjoy their prom experience regardless of their financial circumstances. The expense of purchasing a prom gown can add additional stress to family budgets already stretched thin.
All Blair, Cambria, and Somerset County teens are invited to visit our boutique and to “shop” for a free gown, jewelry, and/or accessories to make their prom an event they will always remember. The new and gently worn gowns are distributed at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Volunteers are on-hand during the boutique days to serve as personal shoppers and to help the students make a perfect selection.
We are collecting new and gently-worn Prom Dresses, Formal Shoes, Purses, and Accessories.
(Gowns should be clean and formal, modern-style. We have a great need for dresses size 18 and above!)
Donations may be dropped off at:
United Way of Blair County
208 Hollidaysburg Plaza
Duncansville, PA 16635
598 children ages birth to 5 received cozy NEW winter wear.
551 students in grades K-12 received NEW school supplies and backpacks.