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United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Health

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the health of the region by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care, lowering the cost of prescription medications, building a more resilient community, and integrating health into early childhood development.

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Education

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the education of the region by making sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma, and pursue a higher education or career.

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Financial Stability

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the financial stability of the region by empowering people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like tax preparation assistance, money management, and community partnerships aimed at helping local families keep their hard-earned money. The result is a thriving community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

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Latest Press Releases

Making sure SWVA’s next chapter is a good one

United Way of Southwest Virginia held “Abracadabra: The Magic of Reading Revealed” last week, where they revealed their participation in the Campaign for Grade Level Reading in a big way: by announcing their acquisition of 50,000 brand new, high-quality books donated by The Soho Center, a 46-year-old nonprofit in Virginia.

Nationally-acclaimed magician Justin Flom to appear in SWVA

Nationally-acclaimed magician and online video sensation Justin Flom has appeared on Ellen, network late-night shows, The Today Show, and will soon appear in Southwest Virginia. On April 28, if you’re anywhere close to Washington County, Virginia, you might hear phrases similar to, “Did he seriously just do that?” or “How in the world did that even happen?” Magician Justin Flom is scheduled to perform to benefit United Way of Southwest Virginia at “Abracadabra: The Magic of Reading Revealed” on April 28, 2018 at Emory & Henry McGlothlin Center for the Arts.

Community members honored for impact on region

During the 2018 Impact Awards on March 15, 2018, United Way recognized companies, community groups, and individuals who were a part of the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia. The event was sponsored by Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union.

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