DuBois, PA – DuBois Central Catholic is celebrating their United Way Day today after spending the week fundraising for the DuBois United Way!

The students had different events throughout the week and were able to dress up and show their school spirit.

Central has kept this tradition alive since 1978 when the school’s first United Way Day was held, and this is its 40th year!

The fundraisers throughout the week and the celebration at the end were all planned by the DCC student council, so students have a very active role in raising the donations. Teachers talk with students about what the money is being raised for and how it can benefit those who are less fortunate.

Our DuBois Area United Way will use the money to support more than a dozen local organizations and charities. All the money stays in our communities.

Today, each class at DuBois Central Catholic is putting together all of the money that they raised during the week and will donate it to the United Way, which will then support local charities and organizations.

The students will spend part of their day today enjoying a picnic lunch and plenty of games to celebrate all of their hard work.

Kathleen Kunkle, the Student Council advisor, says it’s a way to let the students have some fun while helping out their community. Listen to the interview she did last year.

It’s great to know that we have so many people, especially young people, in our community who are dedicated to helping others, so thank you!