UPDATE: We’re taking the remainder of our food bags to Mt. Hope Housing Authority. Please stop by there if your child is in need of a little extra food this holiday break.
We’re here at New River Health @ Mt. Hope Elementary giving out food bags for any local children who need a little extra nourishment over Christmas Break. We’re here until 1pm. Come see us! Thank you to Kroger and a strong community of volunteers!
From the bottom of our hearts, United Way of Southern West Virginia appreciates each of you who have supported us throughout the year by volunteering, giving and advocating. Thank you for Living United!
Thanks to the generous grant we received from Kroger, we will be prepping all of this food into meal bags for kids to take home before snow days. So many children in our community DEPEND on the meals they receive at school. We are so happy to help provide kids with this food when school is out.
Tomorrow we will be packing this into individual bags to have on hand in case of snow this weekend creating school closure on Monday ❄️☃️
Getting ready to go live on WVNS 59News at Westside Pharmacy & Floral in Oceana! Thank you to Devonna for her generous donation on this fabulous #GivingTuesday! It takes an entire neighborhood including local businesses and individuals like YOU to lift all of us up into a prosperous community.
Head over to WVNS and tap donate to give to our Giving Tuesday campaign!
In the midst of Wonderland of Trees and our Workplace Campaign fundraisers, we are working hard to serve our community! Today we sent 50+ pairs of shoes to Summersville and Cherry River Elementary in Nicholas County. Now these kids will have warm, safe footwear for this wintry weather!
Kacy’s been flocked! #teamplayer #frosty #merryandbright #wonderlandoftrees
When our volunteers twin!!! Love these two ladies Susan Piper Pietrantozzi and Trena Dacal. Thank you for doing the work of the United Way! 💕
Update on the Page/Kincaid water system:
When you’re shopping at Kroger, please don’t forget to Round Up for your local United Way! Thank you!!!
Calling all givers, movers and shakers!
Child Protect of Mercer County, one of our partner agencies, is collecting school supplies for this upcoming school year. Supplies will be distributed to children in need.
If you’d like to make a donation, you can drop it off at Child Protect in Princeton or our office in Beckley - we’ll get it to them!
Raleigh County Community Action does so much for our community. Consider joining them for this awesome event!
This is what things look like when we all pitch in ❤️
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Paper Product Drive benefitting Summer Feeding Sites. With your help, we collected over 150 packages of disposable plates, cups, and silverware that will be used at 3 Feeding Sites in Raleigh and Fayette Counties to provide meals to children this summer. #SummerMealsWV
Raleigh County Community Action kicked off their summer feeding program today! See the attached flyer. They’re also feeding out of their Central office at 111 Willow Lane each Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday.
10 days left in our paper product drive benefiting Summer Feeding Sites in Southern WV.
Do you have it in your heart to pick up an extra pack of paper plates or plastic silverware so more children can eat healthy meals this summer?
It’s that time already! The seating chart for this year’s Dancing With The Stars ⭐️ fundraising event being held on Sept. 14th has been released and tables are on sale now! We’ve changed things up a bit to bring you a show that’s better than ever - don’t miss it! The tables with blue stars are already reserved.
Call us at 304-253-2111 to reserve your table today.
From Welch to Bluefield - we had a busy day!
We had some fabulous volunteers at the City of Bluefield After School Program who helped us create United Way T-shirt bags which will be donated as part of a care package to a local nursing home. #OurCommunityRocks
One of these Vineyard Vines official Kentucky Derby Tervis tumblers will be included in the gift bag (among other goodies like gift cards, t-shirts and more) for each of our contest winners. Twelve prizes will be given away in total - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for Best Hat, Spiffiest Suit and Best Dressed Couple. #unitedwayderbyday #spiffiestsuit #besthat #bestdeessedcouple
As Volunteer Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who donate their time and talent to our cause. From Board Members, to volunteer readers, to planning and decorating committees - we could not make our communities a better place without you.
Thank you for doing more than just “wearing the shirt” ❤️
Today our Community Impact Coordinator, Christina, is in Welch at the McDowell County Job and Resource Fair! There are over 50 employers and community resources represented. Stop by the Welch Armory if you’re in the area!
We are excited to announce our ✨SEASON 7✨ cast of Dancing With The Stars! These folks have stepped up and committed to making our Southern West Virginia communities a better place to live for all & we can’t wait to see how these folks work with us to impact positive change in the realms of health, education and financial stability.
Left to right: Robert Dunlap and Tracy Culicerto choreographed by Don Laney, Randolph McGraw and Carolyn Buzbee choreographed by Abby Honaker, Anthony Napier and Dr. Liz Nelson choreographed by Jennifer Roberts, Chad Foreman and Alison Ibarra choreographed by Rhonda Chuyka and Lori Ward, Dr. Jeff Harvey and Deb Evans choreographed by Hilary Jereza, and Gerald Hayden and Christi Short choreographed by Sharnice Taylor.
Let’s give our dancers some words of encouragement! 💃🏼🕺🏽
Huge shoutout to WVU Tech Service and Learning and Greek Life for helping us spread the word about our organization and making T-shirt bags to use for our many initiatives!
We’ll be here until 2pm!
We hope you’ll join us for our first annual Derby Day on May 5th at Glade Springs Resort. It’s in memory of our Executive Director’s mom, Rita Corley, who loved the Kentucky Derby! It will be set in the likeness of Churchill Downs with an infield filled with Derby inspired food and drink including a complimentary mint julep in a commemorative Derby glass that you get to take home. There will be a pre-party before the race, fun betting games, a best hat contest, spiffy suit contest, dinner with a beef carving station, dancing, and much more! Lots of value for your $125 ticket price with proceeds going to the United Way. This event kicks off our fundraising for the year to fund over 40 non-profit agencies right here in Southern WV who do amazing work and count on our funding to operate. By attending this fun event you’ll be helping your neighbor in need. ❤️ Please call 304.253.2111 or visit us online to buy your ticket today.
United Way Derby Day coming up on May 5th! Call 304.253.2111 to purchase your tickets!
We shot the video for the Derby Day promo today at the Equestrian Center. Could they be any cuter!? #unitedwayderbyday
Are you interested in supporting children’s literacy skills in Southern West Virginia? Read Aloud WV is hosting a volunteer orientation in Beckley March 5th. You don’t want to miss it!
Tickets go on sale in two weeks! Call our office @ 304.253.2111 for details.
Love the image that Cucumber & Co designed for the Derby Ball!
We are distributing food boxes to Raleigh County residents! BUT we are running out of these awesome recycled no-sew bags we started making from our old T-shirt’s.
We are in need of some volunteers willing to pick up 10-20 T-shirt’s, transform them into these awesome bags we are distributing to the community and return them. All you need is a pair of scissors - we will teach you how! Comment, message us or give us a call if you can help!
Recycling old tee shirts to make reusable shopping bags for our community. #uwrecycles
#uwadvocate. United Way Capitol Hill Day! Looking forward to meeting with our representatives to advocate for the issues facing children and families in West Virginia.
While you’re out shopping for your loved ones this last week before Christmas, please consider purchasing an extra pair (or two) of athletic style shoes for children in Southern West Virginia. We are hosting a shoe drive in collaboration with Mountaineer Automotive, 59 News, and Crossroads Mall, which will benefit our Equal Footing Shoe Fund program, allowing us to provide new safe, comfortable and warm shoes to children in need across our 7 county service area.
Shoes may be dropped off at the Mountaineer Automotive location at the mall or our office at 110 Croft St. in Beckley! The drive will be ongoing until the first of the year. Especially needed are larger size men’s (11+) and women’s (10+) shoes, since these are the hardest to find and the most costly to families. Even one pair of shoes can help a child feel more comfortable in their own skin and keep them safe and warm this winter.
Expanding our Equal Footing Shoe Fund into Wyoming County with Devonna West! #equalfootingshoefund
#givingtuesday Thank you Aunt Rosy!
Tonight is the big night! We can’t wait to see everyone out at our Wonderland of Trees Auction, 6PM tonight at Crossroads Mall!
We will be announcing the winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Award and the winner of the Lottery Tickets, which each vote enters you to win. Voting for your favorite tree will end at intermission during the auction, so you still have time! Currently the rankings stand:
1st Place: RGH Senior Friends, Tree #20
2nd Place: Resort at Glade Springs Women’s Book Club, Tree #10
3rd Place: City National Bank, Tree #27
Our 9th Annual Wonderland of Trees event is underway! With just over a week on display, over 1,000 of you have voted on your favorite tree! Trees will remain on display at the mall during mall hours - and open for voting - until 6pm on Friday, when we will have our Live Auction!
Be sure to stop by and catch our evening entertainment while admiring the gorgeous trees! Tonight at 6pm, Leaps of Faith will perform as well as PAC Choir. Tomorrow, Woodrow Wilson High School Band will be performing. Thank you for supporting our community!
Our Fall Denim for a Difference will be October 16th- October 20th get registered now!
Put this one down as a success - an $18,000 net gain over last year! Thank you for helping the United Way fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community in Southern WV!
🎉 🎉🎉Congratulations to our Season 7 Dancers! You were all FABULOUS!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Morgan Walls Durnan and Dr. Stuart Cornett are our FIRST PLACE DOUBLE WINNERS with both the People’s Choice award raising $64,370 (surpassing last year's 1st place winners by $805) and the Judge’s Choice award for the dance contest!
Kimberly Shingledecker and Orlando Usan are our SECOND PLACE DOUBLE WINNERS with both the People’s Choice award raising $27,610 (surpassing last year's 2nd place winners by 1,410) and the Judge’s Choice award for the dance contest!
Congratulations also to Sally Jarret and Chase Boggs, Dawn Paine and Joe Meade, Donna Flaim and Kenny McBride AND Karen Johnson and Jude Ziolkowski! Together, you raised another $75,365!!!!
The dancing was AMAZING this year! Every couple could be on the real deal DWTS on ABC, no problem! You all had the dance floor on fire! 🔥
The 2017 DWTS cast right before the main event last night! These 12 AMAZING dancers rocked it on the dance floor and killed it with their fundraising!!! We need to review the numbers closely on Monday, but it looks like they surpassed last year's votes by about $12,000!!!
We hope to see all of our FABULOUS friends and supporters at this year's Dancing with the Stars on Friday the 22nd! We still have a few tickets left, so don't wait another minute to call and get yours! 304.253.2111 💃🕺
6pm - Doors Open / Registration
6:30 pm - Reception with Cash Bar & Heavy hors d’oeuvres
7 pm - Dancers arrive on Red Carpet
7:15 pm - Seating in Ballroom
7:30 pm – Welcome
Thank you to all who came out today to celebrate Margaret Ann O'Neal's service to the United Way of Southern WV! ❤️ What stands out in my mind after transitioning alongside this beautiful lady for the past three weeks is that she has very intently had her finger on the pulse of the people in this community. By being involved, she's uncovered need and known where to focus her work. She's helped so many achieve long term solutions. We will forever be grateful for her initiatives and lasting impact!!! - Michelle
Don't miss the PARTY ON THE MOUNTAIN supporting Team Donna and Kenny on Aug 26th. Cash Club Prize of $5000. Text / Call Donna Flaim @ 304.673.2181 or call Kenny McBride @ 304.252.5895 for tickets!
Tonight's the night! Dancing with the Stars United Way style!
Day of Hope! Sharing the joy of reading!
Thanks Nicholas Chronicle for helping promote our Inside the Huddle event with Tony Caridi! Northside Automotive is the place and tickets are still available.
Dancing with the Stars this year will be decorated in black and white with a pop of red! Just like we accidentally dressed today! By the way....first and second rows are sold out and 9 more left on the third!
Valley College selling "Red noses" for United Way today! As modeled by our work study, Kacy Bowman!
Jacoby Eudy wins the cookie eating contest at the Chamber Business Show!!
Some Celebrity photos from last year!! Have decided where to dine on Monday night?
Our congratulations to New River Community and Technical College on cutting the ribbon at their wonderful new campus!
Have you made your reservations for next Thursday's reveal party? Who will be our 12 wonderful dancers for Season 4? Not these girls!!!!
Thanks so much to our friends at Tamarack for the delicious bread pudding! Make plans to have lunch or dinner there soon!
Super excited to deliver meals with Chris and Raleigh County Commission on Aging!
So thankful to announce that we have accomplished our campaign goal for 2014-15! Congrats to Sherrie Hunter, Dr Brett Eckley and all of our wonderful donors! Many needs will be met! So grateful to Jan Care for making this possible!
United Way ladies Go Red for women's heart disease awareness day!
Come on folks! We are so close! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and if you haven't, it's not to late!
Legislative Breakfast in Bluefield!
Hanging up the pink and blue poster board! Time to start thinking about dancers for United Ways season 4 dancing with the stars!!!!
Cold and colder...and thinking about those who will be sleeping outside tonight! Thankful! Still need some food before we get off the roof and get warm!
Operation Food for Thought underway. Mountaineer Automotive on Eisenhower Drive. Bring food to stock local food pantries! It's a little chilly up here!
Thanks Sherrie Hunter and Olive Garden for the great lunch! We appreciate you!
It's United Way Day at Crossroads Mall! Visit with our partner agencies and stop by our table for FREE popcorn!!
It's a privilege to be a part of this awesome group! United Way's of West Virginia!
Dancing with the Stars video bio party tonight! Thanks to The Ambrosia Inn and Chef Sawsan for hosting our party!
We work hard on this....
Thank you to The Rejuvenation Center for bringing us a delicious lunch today!!!
Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce annual dinner featuring 87 year old Mel Didier! Awesome!
Boston Beanery is rockin!
Stop by our booth at the Business Show and be a celebrity just like Anna and Teresa!
Congressman Rahall recognized as a hero for Our Children, Our Future Campaign!!!
Taking nominations for this years Dancers! Don't let a little snow keep you away from United Way! Thanks for breakfast Lori Tabit and Tudors!
Come Dance with the Stars and help us raise Dollars!!!!!
United Way wearing blue shirts today Bully Awareness Day!
Froggy Mountain Dancers from RC Commission on aging!
Sweet Frogs dancing!
Love these kids enjoying the Nascar on Fox 59 Tree!
Love the School of Harmony!
School of Harmony preparing to entertain us at the Wonderland of Trees! Stop in and meet our Queens!
Wonderland of Trees open til 8pm at Lewis Automotive! Stop in and check out this Duck Dynast tree!
It's all coming together! Trees open tomorrow morning at 8am at Lewis Automotive!!!
R W Electric's tree includes this whole home generator!
I match the Crossroads Mall tree! Trees open on Friday at Lewis!
It has begun! Love our Walmart Christmas elves for setting up all these trees!
Our first pageant is a huge success!
Here's a picture of one, so cute!