2016-17 Campaign Underway!

We thank the Generals Club members who have donated or pledged, and small businesses that have become Community Leaders. Several employers have now begun their workplace campaigns on our behalf – thank you!!

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General’s Club Reception Sept 20

Join us at Kendal Hall from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the meeting hall to the right of the entrance of the main building. We’ll introduce our agencies and how your contribution benefits the community.

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Community Food Drive: 2016 Campaign Kick-off

As advertised in the Lexington News-Gazette, look for boxes at the following locations. Contributions will be shared by Campus Kitchen, the Community Table, the Natural Bridge Food Pantry and the Rockbridge Area Relief Association.

  • Blue Phoenix Cafe (110 W Washington, Lexington)
  • Donald’s Meats (194 McCorkle Dr, Lexington)
  • Fairfield General Store (5574 N Lee Highway, Fairfield)
  • Kroger (422 E Nelson St, Lexington)
  • Lee Hi Travel Plaza (2516 N Lee Highway, Raphine)
  • Maury River Senior Center (2137 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista)
  • Rockbridge Regional Library (138 S Main St, Lexington)
  • Spirit Horse Shenandoah Valley (12 Shawnee Hill Trail, Raphine)
  • Sweet Treats Bakery (19 W Washington St, Lexington)
  • Union Bank
    • 2101 Forest Ave, Buena Vista
    • 1197 N Lee Highway, Lexington
  • Virginia Horse Center (487 Maury River Rd, Rte 39, Lexington)
  • YMCA (290 N Lee Highway, Lexington)
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Rockbridge Regional Festival

Visit our booth on Main Street in Lexington Saturday August 27th! Books and more!!

  • Followup: thank you for stopping by! We gave away 347 books for children!
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2015-16 Fundraising Campaign Results

Thank you for your support!! We raised $230,209.10 during our 2015-16 Campaign. We will launch the 2016-17 campaign at Kendal on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Watch for updates!

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What is United Way of Rockbridge?

Our Mission:

United Way of Rockbridge takes a leadership role in improving the quality of life of the people in the Rockbridge area by assessing needs, raising and allocating funds, and ensuring the appropriate use of those resources by the community.

Our History:

The United Way movement traces its roots to a joint effort by community leaders in Denver to raise funds for 22 local charities. Many similar groups sprang up across the US and Canada, using names such as Community Chest. By 1963 they joined forces to set up a parent United Way organization to provide common branding and training for what are today 1,800 locally organized and locally operated non-profits in 40 countries.

This long North American tradition of community-based fundraising for community-based non-profits spread to the Rockbridge area in 1950. At the start our local United Way raised only $20,000 for a handful of local groups. Over the past 65 years UWR has grown serve Rockbridge County and the cities of Buena Vista and Lexington. Over the past 62 years, UWR has raised $3,700,000 for local organizations that serve people in our area. Funds raised during out 2016 Annual Campaign will be used to provide grants totally approximately $150,000 to 19 local non-profits in CY2017.

As a community-based non-profit 99% of the money we raise stays in our community. We are one of 31 United Ways located in Virginia, with whom we cooperate for fundraising from companies that operate in multiple communities.

How do we do it?

  • Fundraise and provide support your local support agencies.
  • Allocate donated funds to local agencies.
  • Hold local support agencies accountable for tangible results.

How can I help?

  • Volunteer
  • Donate
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Annual Campaign Thermometer


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