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Toys from the Heart

Toys from the Heart is a holiday assistance program, made possible by the generous support of participating sponsors. Each year, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) matches community sponsors with families seeking holiday help. We know families who normally do not need assistance during the Holidays will experience the heartbreak of knowing there […]

Join Our Team – Director, Individual Leadership Gifts

  JOB TITLE:      Director, Individual Leadership Gifts             REPORTS TO: Vice President RD TEAM:                 Resource and Development                              FLSA STATUS:  Exempt DATE:                  October 5, 2021 GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible […]

Day to Dream event grants children new beds

September 11, 2021 at 5:04 am EDT By WHIO Staff FAIRBORN — 50 children will have a new place to sleep after the fifth annual Day to Dream event, hosted by Morris Furniture Company, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, and Secret Smiles of Dayton. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers will be delivering beds to […]

SOCHE, VetsLink 211 collaborate to feed veterans struggling with food insecurity

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 / 04:04 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 1, 2021 / 05:42 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) partnered with community organizations to help veterans fight food insecurity during the pandemic. In 2015, SOCHE collaborated on a system of organizations called VetsLink to help connect former military members to […]

United Way highlights program to provide discounts, assistance to families living paycheck-to-paycheck

Posted: Aug 16, 2021 / 06:06 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 16, 2021 / 06:06 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The United Way of Greater of Dayton has implemented a new program to help working households in the area living paycheck-to-paycheck. The program is called Prosperi-Key. Tom Maultsby, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Dayton, said, “Prosperi-Key is a […]

NFL and Bengals award $30,000 grant to United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

NFL and Bengals award $30,000 grant to United Way of the Greater Dayton Area by Nevin Smith Thursday, August 5th 202 DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation announced a $30,000 grant award Thursday to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area. The money will support local schools and other organizations to […]

Due to Covid spread, Miami Valley counties all protected under CDC’s ban on evictions

Due to Covid spread, Miami Valley counties all protected under CDC’s ban on evictions August 05, 2021 at 6:47 pm EDT By Molly Koweek MIAMI VALLEY — The Miami Valley’s elevated Covid levels are protecting renters from getting kicked out of their homes or apartments. This week, the CDC signed a new order, banning evictions in […]

United Way helping people affected by expiring CDC eviction moratorium

MIAMI VALLEY NEWS by: Aliah Williamson Posted: Aug 2, 2021 / 06:41 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 2, 2021 / 06:58 PM EDT   MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – The CDC’s eviction moratorium expired Saturday. The moratorium was a temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent further COVID spread. Despite the threat of the Delta variant, the Supreme Court decided June 29 that […]

United Way closing COVID-19 response fund

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The United Way of Greater Dayton said it is closing the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. “I think we’re in a really good spot to press pause,” said Tracy Sibbing, Vice-President of community impact at United Way of Greater Dayton. “As a community we’re turning a corner in a new […]

Local single mom receives van thanks to local organization, car dealership

Local single mom receives van thanks to local organization, car dealership by: Staff Posted: May 1, 2021 / 12:16 PM EDT / Updated: May 1, 2021 / 12:16 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – United Way of the Greater Dayton Area partnered with White Allen Auto Group to donate a van to a local family Saturday. As part of its […]

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Notice of Request for Proposals

COVID-19 resources for Preble County.

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation awards grants

Sidney Daily News  POSTED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2021 BY KYLE SHANER The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation awards grants BUSINESS DAYTON – The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation announced $1,429,500 in grants, including 12 Power Grants totaling $924,000, to area partner organizations.Collectively, these grants support new or continued innovative growth initiatives to create a long-lasting difference […]

United Way accepting applications for racial equity grants

    United Way accepting applications for racial equity grants LOCAL NEWS| Feb 1, 2021 By Kristen Spicker The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is accepting applications a new initiative promoting racial equity in the region. The Racial Equity Mini Grants aim to empower people to come together to fight racial inequity and to […]

Family Stability Success Story – December

Jayla entered the Family Stability Program in October of 2020. She was working for a home healthcare provider as a home health care aide and living in a hotel with her four children. Jayla and her four daughters were looking for housing after leaving a domestic violence situation. While working with her case manager through […]

Celebrating Children’s Christmas Programs

UWGDA would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who helped make these programs possible. Also, a BIG thanks to White Allen Chevrolet! Because of our collective work to UNITE, and because of donors like you, we are all able to make the holiday season more magical for children in our area. Toys […]

Stories of Success: Uplifting Our Neighbors

Here at United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, we wanted to take a moment to share just a few success stories from the later portion of 2020. These stories expand across our tri-county area. Thank you for your support as we unite our community to uplift all our neighbors. Greene County In January of […]

Family Stability Success: Teen Parents Learn

Kendra is a young mother expecting her first child. As an emancipated youth, Kendra does not live with her own parents and, instead, is transitioning out of foster care. This young woman has much to navigate on her own. She has many questions running through her mind. How will she have a healthy pregnancy? How […]

Drive United Car Raffle to Benefit United Way of Greater Dayton Area

  To address ongoing social service needs, and those emerging due to COVID-19, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) will be raffling off a 2020 Chevrolet Trax LT or $15,000 cash.  Thanks to our generous sponsor, White Allen Chevrolet, the Drive United car raffle will assist United Way in raising critical donations to […]

Unity: Creating A Better Tomorrow: Art Exhibit

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area has been celebrating its annual campaign kickoff by featuring the work of 13 local black artists around the theme “Unity: Creating A Better Tomorrow.”  These artists generously donated their time and creative work for the auction to help support the work of United Way in our community. The […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Karl Colon

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is a visionary organization.  Starting in 2013, it had the vision to fund a project that is now bringing success through literacy to over 150,000 children across the State of Ohio, a program that has been adopted and promoted constantly by the Governor and First Lady of Ohio: […]


Join us for United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Campaign Kickoff Art Exhibition on display from September 21-October 9. Celebrate the talent of locally acclaimed as well as emerging young  black artist expressions of this year’s campaign theme of Unity. The exhibit venue is open to the public during gallery hours and is located […]

Our Statement on Racial Injustice

As members of the Board of Directors of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area: We grieve the recent killings of Black Americans – George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Terry McDade, David McAtee, and Rayshard Brooks, among many others.  We honor the lives of these people and share the sorrow of their families, friends, […]

On the Front Lines

We are in our eighth week of working remotely and I am proud to say we have not missed a beat in terms of servicing those in need. Our team at United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) doesn’t shy away from making necessary adjustments to ensure the wellbeing of our community. We adjusted […]

COVID-19 Respond Fund for Greater Dayton

Q/A with Tracy Sibbing, Vice President of Community Impact The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created an increased strain on individuals and families in the Dayton region. To assist those impacted by the virus, The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA), along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and […]

Living in a Time of Challenge

The past few months have been filled with many challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has affected each of us. Hopefully, you and your family are healthy and have not been challenged by illness. Recovery after being sick; caring for a loved one who has been infected or losing someone to the virus is certainly […]

How to Protect Yourself and Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everyone should: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after having been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with […]

A Message to Our Supporters

We are planners, fundraisers, conveners, strategists, collaborators and leaders in our space. Help us to evoke our mission in “Leading a United Community to Uplift Our Neighbors.”

Preble County Resources

COVID-19 resources for Preble County.

FamilyWize FREE Prescription Savings Cards

Take control of your prescription costs today by downloading and printing your FamilyWize prescription savings card.

Preble County Imagination Library

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) is excited to launch the Preble County Imagination Library program! The Preble County Imagination Library will mail a free, age appropriate book to enrolled children within Preble County each month. All children under five years old will be eligible for the program, regardless of socioeconomic status. Those […]


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