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It’s United Way’s annual Week of Caring. Here’s how you can get involved.

Photo above courtesy of Beverly’s Birthdays.

There are so many ways to make a difference in your community. With the help of more than two dozen partner agencies, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is hosting their fourth annual Week of Caring from Sept. 11 through Sept. 15. Volunteer events will be happening throughout Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties.

Teams of volunteers can participate in Week of Caring events to help individuals and families meet basic needs, move toward financial stability and build for success in school and life. Search here for events that might be right for you and your family.

Volunteers will work on projects including refreshing the Healing Garden at HAVIN, organizing supplies and putting together “birthday cheer” packages at Beverly’s Birthdays, serving lunch and line dancing with senior citizens at Vintage.

Additional partner agencies expected to participate include 412 Food Rescue, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Blackburn Center, CASA of Westmoreland, Center of Life, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Dress for Success Pittsburgh, Family Caring Center, Ford City Public Library, Glade Run, Global Links, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Jubilee Soup Kitchen, Life’s Work of Western PA, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Salvation Army, The Lighthouse Foundation, Veterans Leadership Program, Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, Westmoreland Food Bank, Women’s Center & Shelter, YMCA of Butler County, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and YMCA of Westmoreland County.