LEWISTOWN - The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has reached $365,311 of its goal of $600,000 during the campaign that began on Sept. 19 and runs until March 15.
Crossroads Pregnancy Center is one of the agencies that benefits from working with the United Way. Executive Director Cindy Mansberger explained how partnering with the United Way has served the Crossroads Pregnancy Center:
"Crossroads Pregnancy Center provides Christ centered counseling and educational services to those with needs related to unplanned pregnancies. We have a locations in Mifflin County, Juniata County and Huntingdon County.
"United Way dollars fund the Bridges Program, one of our most attended programs. Clients of Crossroads who participate in this free program attend classes on various topics about pregnancy, parenting and preparing to raise children in a safe and loving environment. Class credits are then exchanged for baby care items such as cribs, car seats, diapers, baby clothing, bottles, blankets, etc.
"We call this program an 'earn while you learn' process. Our clients then feel more confident about their parenting skills and have the satisfaction of knowing they have accomplished steps to become a responsible parent. So far this year, Crossroads has served 189 individuals in Mifflin-Juniata County with our services.
"Crossroads values the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata county because they are helping us meet the needs in our community. The support we receive helps our Bridges Program. Please consider giving to the Mifflin-Juniata United Way. With your donations, you are making a difference in your community."
For more information, contact the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata at 248-9636.