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27 Dec

United Way of Central Virginia to host annual Bowl-A-Thon

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The United Way of Central Virginia is hosting their annual Bowl-A-Thon January 19! The event is a bowling competition that supports 26 local area agencies who provide 38 critical programs and services throughout Central Virginia. The programs impact and assist residents of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties, as well as the city of Lynchburg. The theme of this years bowling event is Glow Bowl and you can join the fun on January 19 from 9 a.m. to 6...

13 Nov

PRESS RELEASE: United Way of Central Virginia Distributed 9,000 Pounds of Food to Local Non-Profits from October Food Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA DISTRIBUTED 9,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS FROM OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) distributed this year’s October Food Drive donations to the recipient food pantries as well as share food drive results to the public. LYNCHBURG, VA- Over the course of the past month and a half, UWCV and their staff have been distributing food drive boxes and collecting food to participating businesses in the community. These businesses served as...

17 Oct

First Lady of Virginia commends Lynchburg education efforts

Lynchburg, VA (News & Advance) – First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam spent Wednesday morning focusing on education in Lynchburg. Northam’s first stop was the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance where United Way of Central Virginia and Smart Beginnings of Central Virginia announced it had received a more than $526,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The money is for Smart Beginnings of Central Virginia’s Early Education System Alignment Project. The project’s goal is to prepare children for success in school through professional...

17 Oct

PRESS RELEASE: UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL GRANT FROM W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION AWARDED TO SMART BEGINNINGS CENTRAL VIRGINIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA TO ANNOUNCE SUBSTANTIAL GRANT FROM W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION AWARDED TO SMART BEGINNINGS CENTRAL VIRGINIA   Lynchburg, VA / October 17, 2018: United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) is pleased to announce to the community the substantial grant that has been awarded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to Smart Beginnings Central Virginia Program (SBCV) for $526,857 in support of the Early Education System Alignment Project (EESAP). This grant is a multi-year award (September 2018-August 2020)...

04 Oct

United Way of Central Virginia aims to collect 7,000 lbs. of food for families in need

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSLS) – United Way of Central Virginia wants to collect 7,000 lbs. of food for families in need. If you see boxes like this in the Lynchburg area, you’re encouraged to drop canned goods and hygiene products in it. The items donated will go to 12 nonprofit organizations in the area. The organization said pantries in the region are running low on food and they want to help them restock. “They need a lot more food for the holidays. So, this is a great time...

13 Sep

What’s News Today?

(WSLS) The United Way of Central Virginia holds the first of five campaign kickoff events today.  The organization helped more than 60,000 people in 2017.  This year’s campaign is focused on the community collaborating to make a difference.  Today’s event is at Second Stage in Amherst, starting at noon. The man, accused of killing two people in Wythe County, will be in court today.  Dylan McGlothlin is charged with capital murder.  Aiden Dawson and Raymond Rodriguez were killed on Reed Creek Drive in...

12 Sep

United Way Kicks off Campaign in Amherst

Amherst, VA (Amherst Era Progress) / The United Way of Central Virginia kicked off its 2018-19 campaign this week, and this year the campaign is paying particular attention to the counties surrounding Lynchburg. The campaign kickoff week began Monday in Amherst County and continued this week in the counties of Campbell, Bedford and Appomattox and Lynchburg. “We are headquartered in Lynchburg so it’s easy to become Lynchburg-centric, but the needs are all over,” said CEO Bill Varner. “This is an effort to...

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