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.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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Join us in our fight for our friends and neighbors in Southwest Virginia by exploring the options below.

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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.

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Southwest Virginia 2022 Disaster Relief

Southwest Virginia 2022 Disaster Relief

United Way of Southwest Virginia has activated four relief funds to address needs in counties affected by flooding during July, 2022. You can donate to efforts in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise counties individually, or make one donation to a Southwest Virginia Relief Fund that will be distributed evenly between those three counties.

Buchanan County 2022 Disaster Fund

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Dickenson County 2022 Disaster Fund

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Wise County 2022 Disaster Fund

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Southwest Virginia 2022 Disaster Fund

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In addition, the 2021 Hurley Long Term Recovery Fund remains active. To donate, or for more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

Professional Development

Elevate your Professional Potential

The Basics of CLASS

Observations & Assessments

The Basics of CLASS

Foundational training on the basics of CLASS, Virginia's Classroom Assessment Scoring System

Introduction to myTeachstone

Technology

Introduction to myTeachstone

Whitney Caton introduces the professional development resources available through MyTeachstone.

Foundational Overview of CLASS

Observations & Assessments

Foundational Overview of CLASS

A broad overview of CLASS, Virginia's Classroom Assessment Scoring System, hosted by Carolyn Koesters.

Routines and Traditions

Routines and Traditions

Learn to use routines to smoothly transition between activities, multiple settings, and programs with Sherry Barnard.

Creating a Google Account - Example

Creating a Google Account - Example

Sergeant Airborne's step-by-step instructions to create a google/gmail account

Attaching Files to Gmail

Technology

Attaching Files to Gmail

Sergeant Airborne's setp-by-step instructions for attaching files to gmail

Using Google Drive

Using Google Drive

Sergeant Airborne's step-by-step instructions for using Google Drive and Google Docs

Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the Internet

Billy Bailey (Sergeant Airborne of youtube fame) leads an introductory discussion of how to use the Internet.

Technology Skills for Early Childhood Educators and Professionals

Technology

Technology Skills for Early Childhood Educators and Professionals

Audrey Kirk leads a discussion on topics ranging from creating documents to useful websites for Early Childhood Education Professionals.

Virginia Heals and Virginia Heals Toolkit

Healthy & Safe Learning Environment

Virginia Heals and Virginia Heals Toolkit

Martin Parker discusses the mission of Virginia HEALS - creating linked systems of care in which children who experience trauma receive coordinated support based on their individual needs.

The Numbers

Our Outcomes + Impact

58 years of service

20 percent of the commonwealth of VA served

40k students served

251k meals provided through Backpacks Unite

Top 10 in the United States by Charity Navigator in 2018 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency Charity Navigator Four Star Charity United Way 2020 Membership Requirements Completed

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