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The United Way has partnered with Healthy Families, Head Start, and Pittsylvania County School’s Virginia Preschool Initiative to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Danville and Pittsylvania County. Through this book gifting program, more than 500 children from birth to 5 years receive an age-appropriate, high-quality book each month at no cost to the family. Reading aloud to young children has been shown to set the stage for school readiness and promotes emergent literacy and language development, while giving them an early awareness of the art of reading.
Glass4Good is focused on our shared communities, focused on stimulating social impact, energizing economic development, advancing manufacturing aptitude, and achieving a sustainable future. Glass4Good is a community-based recycling program that incentivizes glass recycling by enhancing local recycling infrastructure with the potential of generating local charitable donations.
In an effort to address some basic needs of more than 200 Danville students, in 2019 the United Way and Danville Public Schools partnered to develop The Transition Stop. Located in unused classrooms on the Langston School Campus, the program provides free clothes, school supplies and personal hygiene items to students identified through the McKinney-Vento Act as not having a fixed regular and adequate night time residence or who are deemed unaccompanied homeless youth. Washer and dryer facilities are also available. Supplies for the Transition Stop are obtained through regular “Drives” that focus on specific items needed. Transition Stop donation boxes are placed throughout the community and at the United Way office and are marked with items currently needed by the program.