United Way Day of Caring Powered by PNC



The 2022 United Way Day of Caring powered by PNC
will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022. 


The 2022 projects are listed HERE.


The United Way Day of Caring powered by PNC is a tremendous one-day event when people across Centre County unite to support the nonprofit agencies and organizations that do so much for our communities every day. It is an opportunity to put the mantra LIVE UNITED into Action!

Who makes this happen? 

There would be no Day of Caring without the hundreds of Volunteers, many of whom participate year after year! We welcome: Penn State students, athletic teams, staff & faculty; teams from local businesses, clubs and faith-based organizations; regional school districts, individuals & couples too!

Our Regional Nonprofit Agencies and Organizations are invited annually to submit projects. 

A Few Reminders:

  • All non-profit 501(c)3 organizations in Centre County are eligible to submit project proposals for Day of Caring.
  • Registration is currently closed and we are working on approving submitted projects.
  • Agencies & Organizations will be required to follow the Agency Guidelines here.

 We are pleased to honor our event founder, Colonel Gerald Russell. CR

In the early 90’s Colonel Gerald Russell was serving on the Centre County United Way Board of Directors and was passionate to create new ways to assist area agencies beyond supporting them financially – hence, the Day of Caring was born. The event grew quickly as Colonel Russell had a wonderful way to inspire those around him. Russell actively served as a leader of the event and in late years was always there to lend a smile and encouragement. Colonel Russell passed away in 2014 at the age of 97.




No donated dollars to the United Way Campaign are used to underwrite any Day of Caring costs.


In addition to our title sponsor PNC, we’d also like to thank the following businesses that contributed generously to the 2021 program:

Lowes    MarconHD     BLSW



To see photos from the 2021 event click on the link below!