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Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Pancake Breakfast

Category : Past Events

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area held its 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Large Dining Room of SOVAH-Danville on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Besides the wonderful breakfast of pancakes and French toast with sides (made by Ms. Dorothy), the youth enjoyed playing ring toss games and making holiday crafts. Entertainment was provided by New Arbor Baptist Church Youth Choir and a visit from Santa. Gifts were provided for every child who was present. Special thanks to our sponsors: United Way; SOVAH Health; Optima Health; and Target -Danville.

    



Why Give to United Way?

Category : Campaign

During the many years that I have been a volunteer for the United Way and the Campaign Coordinator at my workplace, one question I hear frequently is, “Why should I give to the United Way when I can just give to the one charity I care about the most?” How do I respond? First, I assure them that I am not trying to discourage them from giving to individual charities. But for those people who are concerned about the overall well-being of our community, the United Way is the answer.

When you think about it, the social needs in our community are very much interrelated. No one charity or organization is going to solve all the needs that affect even one life. Individuals served by United Way supported programs often need the services from multiple programs to make a sustainable impact on their lives and, often, on their family members. Let’s take Daniel for example. Daniel is a 10 year old boy living with a single-parent mother. Daniel attends the Boys and Girls Club* 3 days per week, and 2 days per week he receives tutoring at the Danville Church-Based Tutorial* program for special reading and math assistance. Daniel’s mother works two part-time jobs. She does not qualify for insurance with either position, however her income level prevents her from receiving Medicaid. Recently she became ill and was diagnosed at The Free Clinic of Danville* with cardio-vascular disease. She continues to receive free medical care at the Free Clinic, preventing trips to the Emergency Room at the hospital. To acquire new skills that would allow her to work one job and spend more time with her son, Daniel’s mom has enrolled in computer classes at Goodwill’s Career Center*. Until then, she has applied to Big Brothers Big Sisters* for a Big Brother for Daniel so that he can have a positive male role model in his life. She is also looking for a Boy Scout* troop for Daniel to join that will allow him to try new things, build his self-confidence, and give Daniel the opportunity to provide service to others.

Daniel and his mom’s story illustrates how important it is that multiple resources are available in our community so that each and every one of us can grow and thrive. By giving to the United Way, your donation can make even more of a difference by providing multiple services that meet multiple needs.

Thank you for helping us make a difference since 1922.

 

Donna Higdon

Chair, Board of Directors

United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County

*a United Way supported agency


United Way Christmas 2018

Category : Campaign

Goodyear employees spent part of their day supporting United Way by creating this amazing tree for the Decorating Trees for a Cause event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. This is the third year Goodyear has provided a wonderful addition to the fundraiser for United Way. We will see how it "stacks up" against the competition!

If you have the opportunity, visit the Community Holiday Light Show in Ballou Park on Monday December 10th, all gate proceeds will go to United Way funded programs.

 


Chief Scott C. Booth’s Campaign Quote

Category : Campaign

“Communities can only move forward by building strong partnerships. The United Way is a regional leader in building those partnerships and bringing people together to solve problems”


Volunteer Ingenuity

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Volunteer Leon Zimmermann innovated the process for stuffing envelopes!


Sheriff Mike Mondul’s Campaign Quote

Category : Campaign

"The United Way is a positive agent of change in our community. The dollars raised go a long way towards improving the quality of life in Danville and Pittsylvania County."


Sheriff Mike Taylor’s Campaign Quote

Category : Campaign

“We talk often about the future of our community and the economy. What we need to continually recognize is that our CHILDREN are our future! The objectives of the many organizations are met through your financial givings. Let’s make sure that all children have access to the opportunities that help them to reach their life’s goal. When you support the United Way you are supporting our future!”


The Free Clinic of Danville

Category : Free Clinic

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Medical Assistance

The Free Clinic of Danville is a source of primary health care services for low income, uninsured adults living in the Danville/Pittsylvania County area. With regular medical visits, consistent follow-up and a solid referral network, the Nurse Practitioner guides the patients to access the health care services they need at any point in the health care services continuum. The Clinic's services align with the United Way focus area, health.


Danville Speech and Hearing

Category : Funded Agencies

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Communication/Speech Services

Danville Speech & Hearing Center provides the highest quality speech-language pathology services at the lowest possible cost to citizens in need in the Dan River Region, enabling each to attain his/her optimal communication skills. The speech and hearing center services align with the United Way focus area health.


Campaign Report

TOTAL RAISED as of January 4, 2019-

$320,192

THANK YOU to the following companies for completing their 2018 Workplace Campaign:

Carter Bank & Trust

Gateway Health Alliance

Danville Public Schools

Lowe’s

Davenport Energy

Mid-Atlantic Fleet Repair

Davis Storage & Warehouse

Mohawk Industries

First Piedmont Corporation

Target

Piedmont Access to Health

Virginia Legal Aid

First Citizen’s Bank

Calvary Baptist Church

White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church

PATHS

Virginia Legal Aid

Pittsylvania County Schools

American National Bank

ITG

Norris Funeral Services

Geico

New Vernon Baptist Church

Trinity Baptist Church

City of Danville

ARC of Southside

Trane

City of Danville

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services

Danville Register & Bee

Chandler Concrete

“UNITED TO MAKE A GREATER IMPACT”

It is impossible for one entity working solo to make the changes necessary in our community.  It will take area businesses, nonprofit agencies, civic groups and individuals uniting together to make the greatest impact.

EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGN

United Way’s Employee Giving Campaign plays a vital role in helping to improve lives and impact our community.  It is through United Way’s Employee Giving Campaign that companies can offer their employees an easy, efficient and powerful way to give back while providing an avenue for them to support their passions and strengthen their community.

If your company is looking for ways to be impactful in Danville and Pittsylvania County, invest in multiple agencies through one portal, and build comradery among your employees at the same time, then consider partnering with United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.  Contact us to find out how we can work together to impact our community.