We are Goochland’s local United Way.

We are looking back on the many ways our local United Way has helped communities across the region in 2021. Keep reading to learn about United Way’s impact in Goochland County this year, and please consider making a donation so we can continue helping Goochland County in 2022.

Two Kindergarten Countdown Camp Classrooms in Goochland

Kindergarten Countdown Camp is a free summer learning program for rising kindergarten students with little to no preschool experience. In 2021, our local United Way hosted two Kindergarten Countdown Camp classrooms in Goochland, helping a total of 17 Goochland children and families. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Delivered $208,717 in Tax Refunds to 129 Goochland Households

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation services for families and individuals with income of $56,000 or less. In 2021, our team of trained staff and volunteers helped people throughout Goochland get their full refund and bring money back into the community. 

244 Helpline Calls Answered*

211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages to essential health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2021, 211 Virginia received 244 calls from Goochland County, helping connect Goochland residents to critical resources like healthcare access, housing support, rental assistance and more. 

$80,787 Invested in Goochland Nonprofits, 635 Goochland Residents Served

United Way is one of the largest nonprofit funding organizations in the region. Our current funding cycle is delivering $80,787 to 22 programs at 21 local nonprofits serving Goochland residents. We support local organizations like GoochlandCares, which provides comprehensive medical services to older adults throughout the county. Learn more about the programs we fund and our community investment process.    

150 Goochland Families Received United Way Literacy Kits

Throughout the year, United Way collects and assembles Literacy Kits that are distributed to students in our region. Each kit includes school supplies, an age-appropriate book and information for families so students can be prepared for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade. This year, 150 Goochland County students and their families received United Way Literacy Kits.

 

Help us continue to serve Goochland County.

None of this work would have been possible without support from donors across the region. Please donate today so we can keep helping Goochland County in 2022 and beyond.

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