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Dance for a Cause

Local residents can dance for a cause, and title, this fall.

In celebration of Giving Tuesday on November 29, United Way will host a virtual Dance-off Challenge.

Groups that wish to participate will submit a video dancing (and lip-syncing, if desired) to a song clip of their choice. People can then vote for their favorite dance-off video at $1 per vote – and the team with the most votes at the end will win the challenge!

WHO? Anyone can participate! 

This is great for employers to get a group of co-workers together, or a family to show-off their coordinated dance moves, or a friend group to prove to their parents how their TikTok dance videos aren’t a waste of time!


Dance-off Challenge videos must be submitted by November 11.Videos will premiere on Giving Tuesday (November 29).Voting will be open November 29 – December 5.


Dance for a great cause… UWFC will use all funds raised during the challenge to support our community through local programs.

This year we’re adding a new element! All dance teams will choose one of United Way’s program focus areas to support.

Teams will battle it out, not only to win the title of Ultimate Dance-off Champion, but also to raise money for their chosen focus area: Basic Needs, Early Learning, Financial Stability, or Healthy Living.

Funds raised through votes ($1=1 vote) during the dance-off will be used to support programs that align with the respective team’s chosen focus area through United Way’s Community Impact Fund.

For example, if Team A chooses Basic Needs as their focus area and they receive 500 votes, the $500 they raised via votes will be donated to benefit Basic Needs programs. You can dance, vote, or both to have a positive impact on our community.

Plus, by submitting a video you have a chance to win ultimate bragging rights as Dance-off Champion! The team with the most votes will be announced WINNER! Members of the winning team will also receive a special treat.


Fill out the Intent to Submit online form. This is where you will select the Focus Area your team will raise money for. Be prepared to share your reasons for selecting that Focus Area; so we can share in Dance-off promotions to encourage people to vote for your cause!​

STEP 2: 

Record a video 2 minutes or less of your “dance team” (co-workers, family, friends, etc.) dancing to the song clip of your choice, keeping in mind:Music and dance moves must be family-friendly.The video should be no longer than 2 minutes.

STEP 3: 

Send the video (as an mp4) to by 5pm on Friday, November 11. Because of the file size, you will likely need to send via a cloud storage service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.


Contact Kelly Reynolds at or 717-262-0015 ext. 202.

Will you accept the challenge? Dance-off Challenge Webpage

Don’t forget…THIS WEEK! UW’s Community Info Expo takes place Thursday, October 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chambersburg Rec Center, 235 S. 3rd St. LEARN MORE

All community members are welcome to attend the FREE expo to learn more about services, programs, and resources available in the communities across Franklin County. Local vendors will be there providing information on their human services and other programs. Lunch is available for purchase from the hot dog vendor in the parking lot.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED® ‌

READ: United Way of Franklin County Hosts 26th Annual Community Expo


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Donna retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after thirty-three years. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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