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  • Jefferson Area CHiP's Human Foosball Tournament!

    Apr 11, 2017 by Jim Richardson

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  • Running for Non-Profits!

    Mar 14, 2017 by Jim Richardson

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  • YOU can make a difference in someone‚Äôs life!

    Jan 20, 2017 by Jim Richardson

    YOU can make a difference in someone's life! United Way Mentor-Tutor Volunteer Fair on January 27!  Stop by the United Way Mentor and Tutor Volunteer Fair on Friday, January 27, 11am-2pm at the Omni-Charlottesville Hotel. No pressure, just a fun way to learn about your community and how you can change someone's life. Light food and drink will be provided, and parking is free.

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  • Say Hello! Caroling for the Holidays

    Nov 30, 2016 by Jim Richardson

    Visit residents at area nursing homes who may be missing their families this holiday season. Spend some time talking or playing games, go for a walk, sing carols or join their holiday celebrations.

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  • Giving Thanks for 25 Years of Caring

    Nov 28, 2016 by Jim Richardson

    A team from Hantzmon Wiebel Certified Public Accountants has participated every year since 2003. Because mid-September is such a busy time for the firm, they complete their projects in October. This year, Hantzmon Wiebel sent 47 people to five sites. "We appreciate this opportunity each year to work with the United Way to coordinate opportunities for us to give back to the community," said Jennifer Lehman, Hantzmon Wiebel's COO. "During one afternoon we provided approximately 168 hours of service."

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  • GE Volunteers Cultivate Community Connections

    Nov 18, 2016 by Jim Richardson

    What grows when a dozen volunteers tend a schoolyard garden? A lot more than just plants.  That's what a team from GE Energy Connections learned when they pitched in to help some Western Albemarle High School students pull weeds, till soil, and plant flowers.

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  • UNITED WAY YEAR OF CARING: Habitat for Humanity's Rake-a-Thon

    Nov 11, 2016 by Jim Richardson

     About 500 volunteer rakers will turn leaves into cash during the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity Rake-a-Thon. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Project 20, Habitat's effort to build at least 20 homes a year in partnership with hard-working local families.  

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  • After-school Tutor is a Model Mentor

    Jan 26, 2015 by Kim Connolly

    January is National Mentoring Month, and our United Way Volunteer Center is sharing mentor stories all month long. We are hosting our annual Mentor and Tutor Volunteer Fair on Friday, January 30 from 11:00 - 2:00. You can meet 14 location organizations that need volunteers to be mentors and tutors. To learn more about the local organizations attending the fair, who would love to help you become a mentor or tutor, visit

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  • Adults Need Mentors, Too!

    Jan 12, 2015 by Guest Post

    Louise Proffitt is a Literacy Volunteer. "Once you start and get excited about helping somebody, you find the way," she said. "There are so many resources here and the staff here are wonderful. The person on the other side is just as nervous as you are, so there isn't any judging going on. It's all about just helping each other."

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  • It's National Mentoring Month!

    Jan 2, 2015 by Kim Connolly

    Being a mentor or a tutor is easy. There are many organizations in our area that work with kids, and they are looking for volunteers. It is not hard work when you are simply sharing your passion for computers…or music…or gardening…or reading…or baseball with a child.

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  • It's Not Too Early to Volunteer for the Holidays!

    Nov 3, 2014 by Kim Connolly

    Most holiday assistance programs take place in early December, so we like it when families, businesses and individuals start planning early to volunteer.

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  • A Day for Celebrating Volunteers

    Oct 7, 2014 by Kim Connolly

    The sun was shining, and with temperatures in the low 70s, our 23rd annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on September 17 was a tremendous success! Nearly 1,900 volunteers from more than 60 local businesses and organizations (including the University of Virginia) fanned out over five counties to work on almost 200 projects at local nonprofits and schools.

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