Category Archives: Campaign

Picnic on the Plaza

Category : Campaign , Upcoming Events

Picnic on the Plaza 2019

Picnic on the Plaza

Our first Picnic on the Plaza will be on April 24, 2019 from 11:45 to 1:45 pm.  Join us on Main Street Plaza in the River District of Danville close to the JTI Fountain.


Bridge2Bridge–Fundraiser for Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association

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Bridge2Bridge, a fundraiser for Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer, will take place on Saturday, April 13th, and volunteers are needed. This is a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, kids 1-mile fun run, and 40-mile bike ride. We have many positions available, including water stops, set-up/clean-up, and course control.

The link for the available volunteer positions and sign-up can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/VA/Danville/Bridge2BridgeDanville


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


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”


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!”


2018 Campaign Co-Chairs

Category : Campaign

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Meet the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs.  Left to Right-Sheriff Mike Mondul, Chief Scott Booth and Sheriff Mike Taylor.

"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 Mondul

“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!” -Sheriff Mike Taylor

“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” -Chief Scott C. Booth


Campaign Report

TOTAL RAISED as of March 15, 2019-

$527,392

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

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

United Parcel Service

Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia

Piedmont Broadcasting

URW Credit Union

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.