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Toys from the Heart

Toys from the Heart is a holiday assistance program in Greene County, 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 […]

The Best and Worst of Times

The best and worst of times tend to characterize our experiences as we maneuver the crossroads of COVID-19 and racial justice in America. While these happenings are not mutually exclusive, their intersection has given rise to more recognition of how racial, social and economic disparities have had a disproportionate adverse impact in African American and […]

Uniting to Create a Better Tomorrow

Tested time and time again, the greater Dayton area has consistently shown its resilience over the past seventeen months. While still recovering from last year’s tornados and mass shooting, the region began addressing its latest challenge: the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This unprecedented public health crisis has united our community to respond quickly despite much uncertainty. […]

A Message from Scott McGohan

Our region has always leaned into adversity, chaos and serving the vulnerable. We have moved through so much over the years and we always grow, stand taller and find a way to serve each other. I have learned from so many of you, and we have learned from each other.  It’s a mindset our region […]

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: […]

CAMPAIGN KICKOFF ART EXHIBITION

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 […]

Welcome Asia Fuqua

The United Way of the Greater Dayton Area would like to introduce Asia Fuqua. Asia is a native of Dayton, Ohio. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Central State University and her Masters of Public Administration at Wright State University. Ms. Fuqua is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta [...]

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, […]

Rebecca Cantrell, MA, ABS, MPA, CNP introduced as Greene County Director

UWGDA welcome’s Cantrell as the new Greene County Director!

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

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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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