We envision a community where children and youth succeed, families are financially stable and independent, and people have access to basic needs and emergency support.

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We believe by mobilizing a network of partners, volunteers, donors, and agencies; we can address the most pressing challenges to improve people’s lives.

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We work to better the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community. We must support an array of strategies that wrap around those most in need.
There is no one solution to meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

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books were distributed to children to build their home libraries.
children were served with tutoring and reading assistance.
people were assisted in their search for a new or better career.
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities received services to obtain or maintain employment.

2021-2022 IMPACT

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1,282 children received social and emotional support, leadership training and anti-substance use messages.

9,800 free meals were served to those suffering from food insecurity.


296 individuals had their medical needs met to address a health emergency or crisis situation.

368 people, many impacted by the pandemic, received free legal advice or representation.

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284 individuals received support after a disaster.

"We have to have the most rewarding jobs in the Dan River Region! We work with youth who are struggling academically, socially, and economically and witness them blossom into young adults who attend college and attain careers. It is heartwarming to witness the break in the generational lines of poverty firsthand! Together we are making a difference!”

 - Kenny Lewis, Executive Director, Danville Church and Community Tutorial Program


“When I was 11 years old, I had two mentors. One was to teach me how to be a young lady and do what young ladies should do. Those lessons did not turn out badly. The other person taught me how to be a volunteer. As a volunteer, I learned to help others who did not have as much as I did to spend, eat, or wear. I learned to serve others who were physically, sight, hearing, and/or speech impaired. Mentors and volunteering changed my life, as they have for so many others. Every day I bring the things I learned to a youth serving organization called “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area.”    

- Pat Daniel, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area


“In the Goodwill Career Center, helping people who feel incapable of using a computer to get a job application done is my favorite. When they enter the door they usually look nervous or defeated. They leave looking stronger and relieved to have made significant progress towards their goals. It’s the best feeling in the world for me to see the transformation in people I’ve only just met. A little patience, teaching basic computer skills, and kindness goes a long way.”

- Sierra Petty, Career Center Specialist, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Inc.