United Way Accepting Applications for WomenRise Program

Back for a second year, the program will award 20 scholarships, up from six last year RICHMOND, Va. (April 27, 2022) – On Sunday, May 1, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will begin the application period for the second year of its WomenRise scholarship program, which empowers single mothers to work toward a … Continue reading

Introducing Thriving Families, a new Basic Needs Assistance Program

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg believes every family should have their basic needs met. Unfortunately, too many families in our region are working hard, but struggling to afford essential things like housing, food or child care.    That’s why we have introduced Thriving Families, a new program that works with adults and children to … Continue reading

Celebrating Publix Appreciation Day

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is celebrating its partnership with local Publix Super Market stores on Publix Appreciation Day, March 17, 2022.  Publix has been a long-time supporter of local United Ways across eight states for more than four decades, beginning in 1979. Publix is currently operating 16 stores throughout our service area.  … Continue reading

Here to Help: United Way Kicks off Annual Free Tax Preparation Service

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 31, 2022) – With the April 18 tax-filing deadline just 11 weeks away, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program officially begins this week. In its 19th year of operation, United Way’s free tax preparation service is offered to area families with household incomes of less than … Continue reading

In Memory of Jay Stegmaier

All of us at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg are saddened by the passing of Jay Stegmaier. Jay was a key member of our Board of Directors, recently ending his term as chair in June 2021. Jay’s service to United Way extended throughout his career but deepened upon his retirement from Chesterfield County … Continue reading

2021: A Year of Impact

We are looking back on the many ways our local United Way has helped communities across the region in 2021. Join us in reflecting on the accomplishments below, and please consider making a donation so we can continue helping your community in 2022. Seven Kindergarten Countdown Camp Sites Served Nearly 100 Children and Families Kindergarten … Continue reading

2021 Kindergarten Countdown Camp Outcomes

As students and families work their way through the school year, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is pleased to share data demonstrating the ways in which our Kindergarten Countdown Camp program helped nearly 100 kids succeed in 2021.   After shifting to a virtual model in 2020, KCC returned to an in-person format for 2021.  We ran eight Kindergarten Countdown … Continue reading

Remembering September 11, 2001

My wife read The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats to me this morning. The line “the center cannot hold” struck me more meaningfully than usual. 20 years ago, the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington united a nation divided by a bitter election and a recent presidential impeachment. The tragic loss of … Continue reading

United Way Kicks Off Another Year of Literacy Kits 

With a new school year swiftly approaching, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is kicking off  another year of Literacy Kit efforts.  Early learning resources are critical to ensuring children are prepared for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade. You can help students reach these important Steps to Success with your support of United Way Literacy Kits. Here’s how:  Host a Literacy … Continue reading