United Way of Greater Williamsburg
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November 23, 2011

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WE CARE . . . . 

The 2011 Campaign is up and running.  Currently, we are just over 45% of our goal of $1,700,000. 

Old Point National Bank and Ball Metal both came in with 100% employee participation and both raised more than last year.

WJCC Schools have completed their campaigns with more participation than in 2010. 

City of Williamsburg has wrapped up their campaign and with all their fun activities to raise money, they came in over their goal.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center met their goal first among Sentara's hospitals and also exceeded it.

Williamsburg Regional Library increased their employee participation and raised nearly $1,000 more than last year.

There are more campaigns wrapping up and the results will continue to come in.  We are thankful for these companies who stepped up to the challenge to raise a little more.  If you have not contributed yet, it's not too late, visit our website at www.uwgw.org to give securely from our home page.

This time of year is most appropriate for us to say thank you to everyone who LIVES UNITED, helping to make our community a better place to live and work.  The change we strive for doesn't happen without you. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

CLICK HERE to view our Thank You Video.

Also, don't forget to check out United Way's Thanksgiving Halftime Show this Thursday during the Lions/Packers game.  Click the image for more details.


Halftime Logo
NFL Half Time Show


You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.
                                  - Michael Pritchard 

Did You Know . . . .
As you start to decorate for the holidays, you can check out THIS VIDEO from Dominion about holiday light safety tips.

Moving into the new year, we are helping to promote the Legal Outreach Program which provides free legal consultation in the areas of bankruptcy, child custody & support, domestic relations, employment, immigration, landlord/tenant & real property, social security, uncontested divorce, wills/estate law and much more.  Sponsored by William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg Bar Association and WJCC Community Action Agency.  Please call 757-229-9332 for more information or to make an appointment.  The legal consultation is free.

When:   Saturday, January 21, 2012
Where:  Warhill High School
Time:     10am to 1pm


Smiling Senior Lady


We have a number of faith groups who are now supporting our recently expanded Community Resource Center.   

They include:

Bruton Parish Church

First Baptist Church

King of Glory Lutheran Church

New Zion Baptist Church

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Stonehouse Presbyterian Church

Williamsburg Baptist Church

Williamsburg Community Chapel

Williamsburg United Methodist Church


During our recent Open House, King of Glory Lutheran Church presented us with a check to help continue support for the CRC.


King of Glory Check Presentation
King of Glory Check Presentation



If you have not already donated through payroll deduction or through the citizens mailing, it's not too late.  CLICK HERE for our secured site.  As always, we will  process a designated contribution to qualified 501 (c)(3) organizations. Also, visit our recently made-over website at www.uwgw.org to learn more about your local United Way.

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You can make change happen with your voice. United Way needs people who are passionate about making a difference to make some noise.

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United Way and Volunteer Centers work with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best opportunities for youth, busy working adults and seniors.  Our Community Resource Center is taking applications for volunteer Receptionists and CRA's (Community Resource Assistants).

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Do You Know What To Do With A Pumpkin?
Don't throw out those pumpkins after Thanksgiving - pumpkins can be used for so much more - for skin care as well as fun desserts!
Pumpkin Smoothie:  Whip chilled pure pumpkin puree with milk, vanilla yogurt, a pinch of sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Ice Cream:  Combine 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree with 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and blend well.  Stir in 1 quart of vanilla ice cream (softened).  Freeze before serving.
For glowing skin:  Cut 1 slice of fresh, skinless pumpkin into small chunks.  Puree in the blender until smooth.  Fold in 1 egg yolk and 2/3 cup of milk.  Apply the mixture onto cleansed face and neck, leave on for 30 minutes, then wash with water.
Pumpkin is very beneficial to the skin and it is one of the most powerful ingredients used in skin-care products.  It contains natural fruit acids, Vitamins A, C, E. and minerals to exfoliate, refine and stimulate circulation for a glowing and healthy complexion.  




 Don't forget to surf the web by using GoodSearch.com - a feature by Yahoo to help charities raise money.  An agency you designate can earn a penny each time you search for something online.  To date, United Way has raised $214 - please help us make this number grow - 100 people doing 2 searches per day can help raise $500 a year - 1,000 people doing 2 searches a day can raise $7,300 a year - WOW!!!! 
Go to www.Goodsearch.com and enter United Way - Greater Williamsburg in the 2nd box and then type your searches in the 1st box and start logging in those pennies.  Now you can register with GoodSearch and dine to help charities.  Visit the site now for more information.

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United Way of Greater Williamsburg, 312 Waller Mill Road, Suite 100, Williamsburg, VA  23185
Administration: 757-253-2264 
CRC HelpLine: 757-229-2222. 

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