Government Shutdown: Find Help Now

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and 2-1-1 Virginia are committed to helping local residents impacted by the federal government shutdown.

Spotlight: Middle School Engagement

This month, we are focusing on the Middle School Engagement component of our Steps to Success. Learn more throughout the month about the importance of this Step.

School-Based Health Centers

We are working with local organizations through the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership to open a school-based health center at Petersburg High School.

A Life-saving Phone Call

"As a key, respected convener of our region’s nonprofits and community organizations, United Way was well-positioned to step in and bring people together to solve this problem. That’s what United Way is all about.”

Tax Assistance Programs

We offer two programs that provide free tax preparation for people in our area. Learn more about MyFreeTaxes and our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Making a donation is the best way to help make lasting change in the lives of those who need it most. We direct your gift to where it will have the greatest impact.

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Literacy Kit Drive

We are still collecting materials for our literacy kits and we need books. We distribute literacy kits to students throughout our region during the year and we want to be sure every child has a book they can enjoy.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children with strong and enduring mentoring relationships to change their lives for the better, forever.

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Helping Your School

We all can play a role in helping schools during the school year — from donating supplies for teachers to buying an extra backpack for a student in need to signing up to volunteer.

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