We are Hanover County’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 Hanover County this year, and please consider making a donation so we can continue helping Hanover County in 2022.

$500,000 Distributed to Hanover Nonprofits, 7,762 Hanover Residents Served

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg partnered with Hanover County to support local nonprofits helping Hanover residents during the pandemic. We helped provide Hanover residents with emergency basic needs, such as food or financial assistance for housing or utilities. Through this partnership, Hanover nonprofits received a total of $500,000, allowing them to provide essential services to 7,762 Hanover residents. 

“These funds came at a time when there was so much need. We used the funds primarily to purchase canned goods, baby food and to help families put food on the table for the holidays. The simple act of having non-perishable food in the cupboards or being able to purchase a turkey for Thanksgiving creates one less worry for families and helps them achieve a sense of normalcy.” – Sandy Wilcox, Beaverdam Food Pantry 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Delivers $65,972 in Tax Refunds to 44 Hanover Households

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

731 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 731 calls from Hanover County, helping connect Hanover residents to assistance for things like housing (169 residents) and healthcare (150 residents).  

$201,768 Invested in Hanover County Nonprofits, 1,358 Residents Served

United Way is one of the largest nonprofit funding organizations in the region. Our current funding cycle is delivering $201,768 to 37 programs at 31 local nonprofits serving thousands of Hanover residents. Investments include Hanover Safe Place’s Financial Education program, which provides budgeting and financial literacy services to families displaced by domestic violence. Learn more about the programs we fund and our community investment process.    

100 Hanover County 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, 100 Hanover students and their families received United Way Literacy Kits. 

Help us continue to serve Hanover County.

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

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