Improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our local communities.
United Way of Mercer County is the name for an old idea, an idea for uniting giving, sharing, planning, and building that has spanned seven decades and is now entering its eighth decade of service to the community in both wartime and peacetime; periods of economic strife, and periods of unprecedented growth. Born in 1924, the Shenango Valley Community Chest was victorious in setting up the businesslike management of 17 voluntary social agencies. The infant fund experienced early hardships before its first successful campaign in 1927 when $102,749 was raised to support the expanding list of 19 agencies
The United Way of Mercer County strives to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our local communities. Our caring hand reaches all across Mercer County, helping the lives of anyone who is in need. One hundred percent of all donations stay local, so our long list of partner agencies helps Mercer County residents from the young to the elderly. Programs like our Success By 6® help the early development of children so they can come to school ready to succeed.