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.
Through an initiative-based cradle-to-career approach, United Way of Southwest Virginia is creating sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing tomorrow’s workforce. United Way convenes cross-sector partners to make an impact on the most complex problems in our region.
Through collaboration with government, business, nonprofit and individuals, United Way innovates for positive, lasting social change. With a footprint that covers almost 15% of the state of Virginia, United Way of Southwest Virginia serves Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise, and the cities of Galax and Norton.
WHAT WE DO
We are more than the fundraisers. We are the hand-raisers. The game-changers.
- We create local, innovative solutions that tackle the toughest problems in the areas of health, education and financial stability.
- We offer local expertise and a global footprint.
- We provide leadership, influence and a trusted brand.
- We are one network of individuals and organizations in nearly 1,800 communities, working together to inspire and transform.
HOW WE DO IT
Together, we take a hard, long look at the problems facing our communities.
We involve experts, leaders, practitioners and neighborhoods. We work across partisan and income divides, leading community conversations and bringing people from all walks of life into the solution conversation.
Whether we’re driving agencies to common outcomes, leading an initiative or creating collective impact, United Way is a driving force—in communities and for communities.
United Way makes it easier to make a meaningful difference, whether it’s through time, money or by raising one’s voice. We’re helping corporate partners launch and grow employee volunteerism in key overseas markets. We’re connecting people with easy and inspirational volunteer opportunities, staging volunteerism events, creating leadership—development opportunities and helping rising community leaders step into board service.
But there is more work to do, because change doesn’t happen alone. Hope isn’t a one-man band. We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.