Masks4WV Donation Drive

Our communities are facing a critical shortage of medical supplies to be used by our front line medical providers. In order to support healthcare providers and support staff, we are organizing centralized drop-off locations for face masks made at home by caring West Virginians. Face masks donated to these locations must be clean, new, and […]

United Way’s COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our communities is our priority. We know you may have questions about what United Way of Southern West Virginia is doing to keep the community healthy. We want to share the actions we’re taking to help protect our neighbors — and what you can do to help. United Way of […]


Spring has sprung! That means it’s time for DENIM FOR A DIFFERENCE for United Way of Southern West Virginia. It works like this: During the week of March 30th through April 3rd, businesses, schools and other organizations allow their employees to wear denim to work in support of our United Way. A $5 donation allows […]

2021 Grant Funding Announcement

As spring approaches, our United Way has gotten many inquiries on the timeline regarding applications for 2021 funding. This blog post will explain everything you need to know about applying for funding from the United Way of Southern West Virginia for your non-profit’s 2021 programming. First, our Board of Directors has issues a statement regarding […]

One Pair of Shoes

Click below to become part of our One Pair of Shoes Campaign! $15 per month can be turned into so many things for our community: a pair of shoes for a child in need, a home delivered meal for a senior, a safe place to sleep, and a clean diaper for an infant. Join our […]

Office Improvements, thanks to the BAF!

Our office is running more smoothly thanks to the efforts of the Beckley Area Foundation. In 2019, we applied for grant money to be used to help us make improvements in the quality of our office space, as well as to help us work more efficiently on-the-go (and if you know any of our staff, […]

Coming Soon: Healthy Grandfamilies Project

The United Way of Southern West Virginia, in partnership with West Virginia State University and 20+ other community partners, will be kicking off Raleigh County’s first “Healthy Grandfamilies Project” this fall. This program is supported by West Virginia State University and funded in part by United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and […]

List of Summer Feeding Programs in Southern WV

For many children, summer is a time of summer camps, activities, pool days, and maybe even a vacation to the beach. For many others, however, summer can be a time of less fun: hunger, isolation, and worry. The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition sponsors the Summer Food Service Program, where community […]