United Way
of Central Virginia
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March Newsletter 2014
Jersey Mike's Gives Back x2
Jersey Mike's Month of Giving happens every March in all 550+ locations.  Each Franchisee chooses a charity to support and collaborate with, and we are so pleased to be the chosen partner once again for 2014!

During the entire month of March patrons will be given the opportunity to add $1, $3, $5 to their meal total and that additional money will come to UWCV. For each denomination you give, you will be treated to tasty Jersey Mike's discounts!

The month of fundraising will culminate on March 26th with Jersey Mike's
DAY OF GIVING. On this day, ALL proceeds will come to UWCV
(that's all of your sandwiches, drinks, chips...your entire purchase!) Go ahead and gather up your office lunch orders and plan to get some great food while supporting a great cause! Last year this event raised $9,100. This year the goal is $20,000!

We are pleased to be partnering with Scott Buckner, and our local Jersey Mike's, now with TWO Lynchburg locations:
3919 Wards Road &
3901 Old Forest Road

Check out their MENU now! They even have an easy online ordering system!              
United Way Awards
Mark your calendar and buy your ticket for the annual UWCV Awards Celebration!  With an outstanding 2013 campaign, there will be much to applaud and many to honor!trophy

Thursday, March 27
Kirkley Hotel, Lynchburg

$140/table of eight 

Call 434-846-8467 by March 20th to RSVP or email Amy Fisher.
It's BKFS Time Again!
This event's success is paramount to finding a mentor for every child that needs one. Please consider putting a team in or making a pledge to someone that is participating.

You're Invited to the SARP Open House!
saam The month of April will be here before we know it and it's also national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The SARP (Sexual Assault Response Program) under YWCA invites everyone to their 3rd Annual Open House to provide awareness about sexual assault and available services, as well as recognize their volunteers and community partners. It will coincide with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's (SAAM) Day of Action. This year's campaign will focus on the healthy sexuality of young people.

When: Tuesday, April 1st, 4pm-6pm
Where: 1900 Tate Springs Road, Suite 8, Lynchburg

Lynchburg Cooks for Hunger Relief
Please join us for our 23rd AnLynchburg cooksnual Lynchburg Cooks for Hunger Relief on Monday, April 21st from 6-9pm at Phase 2. Over 30 local vendors will be showcasing their signature dishes/beverages in support of three local agencies that are working to wipe out hunger in our region: DAWN (Donation-A-Week Neighbor), The Salvation Army, and Parkview Community Mission. One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to these three local hunger relief projects. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased here or at Bull's Steakhouse, Charley's Restaurant, or Phase 2.

This year's event has been extended to 9pm, offering an extra hour of cuisine and entertainment by the MG Experience Band. Patrons can also experience a silent auction, offering delectable restaurant gift certificates and items to suit any chef!

Smart Beginnings Asks Area Professionals...
are you smarter than a 3rd grader
Join Smart Beginnings as they pair area professionals against some of the smartest 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders from across the region. 
Watch some familiar faces battle it out with the area's brightest youth in the categories of math, history, science, reading and pop culture!

Friday, April 25th


R.S. Payne Auditorium

1201 Floyd Street, Lynchburg


$5/children 12 & under

Purchase tickets at United Way/Smart Beginnings
(434) 846-8467

Day of Caring
Mark your calendar and start pulling together your team of hard-working, fun-loving, community-minded friends!

Wednesday, May 21st will mark the 21st anniversary for the community's largest one-day volunteer experience.

Agencies will be submitting projects this month and you can start signing up for them through the Get Connected website beginning in April.
day of caring

United Way Initiatives

Need a referral? Have a question about services in your area? Call 2-1-1. It's the non-emergency answer to 9-1-1. 


Get Connected is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates, and volunteers with the right opportunities in our neighborhoods. Use Get Connected to find ways to give your unused materials and household items to agencies in need of donations, advocate for causes that require your passionate voice, and volunteer your time in ways that make a real difference.
Sign up HERE.

smart beginnings
Is your passion working to improve the quality of care and education for children from birth until kindergarten? That's the Smart Beginnings mission, and they do it well!


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Mark Your

2014 UWCV Events


March 27

Annual Awards Celebration

April 2 

Grow One Market Day

April 21 
Lynchburg Cooks

April *TBD 

Harris Golf Tournament

May 2 

Williams Golf Tournament

May 21 

Day of Caring


Campaign Kick-Off 

Feeeenomenal Follies


Run For Your Life Zombie Run


Food Drive