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United Way announces 211 Day Summit

Around 200 people attended the 211 Day Summit in 2023. (Source: OUL file photo)

United Way of Lancaster County is inviting the local nonprofit community to its third annual 211 Day Summit next month.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, 850 Greenfield Road, East Lampeter Township.

The schedule, which is being finalized, will include an informational panel on the 211 referral service and three breakout sessions. The theme is nonprofit capacity-building.

Tickets are $25 and include breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For details and to sign up, click here.

Attendees for whom cost is a barrier may volunteer at a local nonprofit in lieu of the registration fee; for details, email United Way Volunteerism Director Joel Janisewski.

Meanwhile, United Way is seeking nonprofits interested in presenting workshops during the breakout sessions. Workshops are 45 minutes and should address one of three priority areas: Education, Health & Wellbeing or Economic Mobility.

To submit a proposal, click here. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 12.

Held on or around Feb. 11, 211 Day highlights United Way’s 211 program, a free, confidential hotline that provides 24/7 guidance to local social services and resources, including healthcare, housing, mental health and addiction treatment, food banks and more.

Operated by United Way of Lancaster County, PA 211 East serves its home county and six others in central and eastern Pennsylvania. In 2023, its resource navigators handled more than 50,000 calls in Lancaster County alone.

The 211 Day Summit 2024 is sponsored in part by the Lancaster Parking Authority. Additional sponsors are being sought; for details, email United Way Marketing & Communications Director Maddie Seiler.