Join the Cause. Create Real Change.

Help people who are struggling in our community

Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

Your donation helps more people thrive. Thank you for making our community stronger!

How can YOU get involved? It's easier than you think.

Advocacy means shining a light on the issues that affect our community and lending our voice to ensure opportunities for children and families to thrive. It is crucial to our success as a community. Here are just a few of the ways you can help:

STAY INFORMED

Connect with us on social media, join our mailing list, and visit our news and events page to stay up to date on United Way of Roanoke Valley.

Learn more about public policy issues in the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability.

ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Talk about how you can address challenges in the Roanoke Valley region together.

Join an affinity group such as Emerging Leaders United or the President’s Circle of donors.

RAISE AWARENESS 

Use social media to educate your friends about an issue you care about.

Introduce a UWRV workplace campaign into your place of business.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Serve on a United Way Community Impact Committee or take part in a focus group. You can also sign up for various workshops scheduled throughout the year.

DONATE

When times are tough, we rally together. We work hard. We lend a hand.And right now, our community needs us more than ever.

Donate to the Impact Fund to help struggling individuals and families recover.

Whatever the amount, your gift is what makes us UNITED.

GIVE YOUR TIME

Volunteer with United Way of Roanoke Valley in the area and activity that interests you most.

$25

can help a family without insurance access important medical or dental care

$100

can help cover the cost for a week of afterschool programs that help with academics and support healthy development

$1,000

can help 4 households impacted by job loss to catch up on rent, utilities and food needs, and regain a foot towards recovery


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44%

of households in our region struggle to make ends meet

53%

of all jobs in the state pay less than $20 an hour

$37.75

the average hourly wage a family of four would need to cover the basic cost of living

Getting to Know ALICE

Many people in our community do not have the income to pay for necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation – even though they may work multiple jobs. The acronym United Way uses to describe households facing this challenge is ALICE, Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. You can help ALICE families achieve a more secure financial future by joining United Way’s advocacy efforts.



Take Action for ALICE

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