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

Kindergarten Countdown Camp Prepared 40 Powhatan Students for School

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 partnered with Powhatan County Public Schools to support three Kindergarten Countdown Camp classrooms and serve more than 40 Powhatan County children and families. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Delivered $12,817 in tax refunds for Powhatan County 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 throughout Powhatan County get their full refund and bring money back into the community.  

80 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 connected 80 Powhatan residents to critical resources in areas such as healthcare, housing and rental assistance. 

$25,278 Invested in Powhatan Nonprofits, 245 Residents Served

United Way is one of the largest nonprofit funding organizations in the region. Our current funding cycle is delivering $25,278 to drive 23 programs at 21 local nonprofits serving hundreds of Powhatan residents. We support programs like Feed More’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides balanced, nutritious and appealing meals to older adults and people with disabilities. Learn more about the programs we fund and our community investment process.     

85 Powhatan County Families Received United Way Literacy Kits

Throughout the year, United Way collects and assembles Literacy Kits for 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, 85 Powhatan County students and their families received United Way Literacy Kits. 

Help us continue to serve Powhatan County.

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

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