GIVE

YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

When you support Union-Snyder CAA, you...

  • Keep the heat on for a local veteran who just adopted his grandchildren
     

  • Help a young survivor of domestic violence earn her GED so that she can become a nurse to help others
     

  • Give a family the support they need to find their forever home
     

  • Fill up a tank of gas so that a young dad can make it to a job interview to support his growing family

When you support Union-Snyder CAA, you are providing community to people when they need it most.

Your gift will go towards our Families in Crisis Fund, established to provide urgent support to families facing unique needs that do not qualify for otherwise strict and specific funding guidelines. 

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP LOCAL FAMILIES WITH URGENT NEEDS
DONATE BY MAIL

To donate by check or to a specific cause, please mail a check and designation information to:
 

Union-Snyder CAA

713 Bridge Street, Suite 10

Selinsgrove, PA 17870

DONATE BY PHONE

To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, please contact Emily Mrusko, Development Director, at (570) 374-0181 x108.

Union-Snyder CAA is a public charitable organization. Individual and corporate donations for public charitable purposes are tax deductible as defined by USC 26 §170(c)(1). Learn more about our status as a charitable government unit, as defined by the IRS, here.

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ABOUT FAMILIES IN CRISIS FUND

Several years ago, a local lawyer and champion for the low income community came to Union-Snyder CAA with a portion of his family estate that was requested to be distributed as beneficiaries saw fit. His prior experience advocating for local families living in low income showed him that several families' needs too often fall through the cracks of strict - and specific - funding. He knew that help was needed to meet the unexpected and everyday needs of life: clothing, gas, hygiene products, etc.

It was from there that he established the Families in Crisis Fund with Union-Snyder CAA. Still being used to this day, the Fund provides immediate solutions to unexpected challenges that our customers face: from purchasing this month's pack of formula for their newborn baby, to purchasing required clothing for a new job, and everything in between. 

All individual donations will be donated directly to the Families in Crisis Fund, ensuring that we can continue this service to even more families in Union and Snyder Counties who are working hard at overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency and economic stability.

 

MORE WAYS TO GIVE

Individuals

There are several ways for individuals to be involved with Union-Snyder CAA throughout the year. Opportunities can include:

  • Becoming a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant through VITA
     

  • Hosting a donation drive for hygiene and cleaning products for The Linen Closet (TLC)
     

  • Donating unwanted clothing and shoes to your local CAA CommunityAid bin (learn more)

Businesses

From small retailers to large corporations, Union-Snyder CAA thrives off of our partnership with businesses! Opportunities for businesses to make a difference in the community include:

  • Placing a Community Aid bin on your site (learn more)
     

  • Encouraging workplace giving to support Union-Snyder CAA initiatives
     

  • Sponsoring an existing program or service

Schools

Schools and universities contribute greatly to Union-Snyder CAA throughout the year. Opportunities include:

  • Student projects/internships
     

  • Family referrals to our programs and services
     

  • Placing a Community Aid bin on school grounds in exchange for Card Cards for eligible student families (learn more)

 
TURN UNWANTED ITEMS INTO CASH FOR UNION-SNYDER CAA
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Union-Snyder CAA is proud to be a major partner with CommunityAid, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the primary purpose of raising funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, and nonprofit charitable institutions.

By being a major partner, Union-Snyder CAA has the opportunity to place CommunityAid bins in various locations in the community to collect unwanted items. These items are turned into cash donations per pound to support our ongoing programs and services. In 2017, we received more than $100,000 toward our services as a result of our major partnership with CommunityAid!

Are you a community member or group? Individuals can support Union-Snyder CAA through CommunityAid by simply donating any unwanted clothing or shoes to a CAA-labeled collection bin as seen to the right (damaged items are acceptable and recycled!). New or gently used clothing or shoes will be sold at the Selinsgrove CommunityAid thrift store at an affordable price.

Are you a local business, school, or social service agency*? Businesses, schools, and social service agencies can support Union-Snyder CAA through CommunityAid by placing a CAA clothing collection bin on their property. Bins are serviced 2-4 times each week. Large items, including furniture, that are left at the bin will also be removed by CommunityAid staff.

*Social service agencies that place a CAA collection bin at their site are eligible to receive CommunityAid Care Cards to provide clients with an opportunity to receive free clothing for themselves and their children. Email Emily Mrusko, Development Director, at emrusko@union-snydercaa.org for more information!

Need help today? Please call us at (570) 374-0181

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Union-Snyder Community Action Agency is a member of the Community Action Partnership, which is the national hub that links the nation’s 1,000+ local Community Action Agencies and State Associations to each other and to leaders looking for solutions that connect families to great opportunity.

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