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Are You a College Student Looking for a Paid Summer Internship?

Passionate about education and equity? Love kids? Teach with our summer literacy program for kids grades K – 8. College students play a key role in the Children’s Defense Fund […]

Nick`s News

Happy Holidays, all! Another great year of volunteering took place in 2023, with participants of all ages. A special shout-out to all those who made October’s Tour de Gem event a […]

Stronger Together Concert

American County Music Stars Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry & John Michael Montgomery and emerging artists Alexis Gomez, Jackson Snelling, and Karen Waldrup are coming to Xenia, OH on Friday, […]

Freedom Schools 2023 Recap

Freedom Schools was a huge success for the 500 scholars and 60 Servant Leader Interns at the 6 sites this summer. Motivational songs and read-aloud guests every morning was an […]

Meet Maureen

Meet Maureen: Maureen and her family know first-hand the importance of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area in our community. Maureen is working hard to support her two grandchildren. […]

Nick`s News

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer season. We are back to school already, which serves as a reminder if you have teenagers or students attending local colleges and they […]

2023 Fundraising Summit

Join us for the 2023 Fundraising Summit! This year`s event will focus on the changing landscape of Philanthropy and how to foster a culture of giving and community in the […]

Fundraiser at City Barbeque

Join us at City Barbeque on July 31st from 11am-8pm for our Fundraiser! 20% of sales will be donated to support the work of United Way of the Greater Dayton […]

Tour de Gem Cycling Classic

Tour de Gem Cycling Classic is a fundraising cycling event for local Nonprofits to raise money and bring awareness to their important missions. This is a fun, family-friendly way for […]

Nick`s News

During Global Youth Service Month, Volunteer Connection took part in multiple garden plantings at schools and agencies (Boys and Girls Club, for instance). It will be fun to see all […]

Greene County Strong Families Classic

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area – Greene County is hosting their annual Strong Families Classic on September 15th, 2023 Where: Beavercreek Golf Club | 2800 New Germany Trebein […]

Comedy Night at Wiley`s Comedy Club

United Way of The Greater Dayton Area is hosting a Comedy Night at Wiley`s Comedy Club on June 23rd! Join us for a night of stand up comedy with Karen […]

Online Auction

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is hosting a Online Auction starting on June 12th at 6am through June 23rd at 10pm Your generous support works year-round making our […]

Preble County Strong Families Classic

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area – Preble County is hosting their annual Strong Families Classic on Friday, June 9th, 2023 at Eaton Country Club. All proceeds of this […]

UW DAY AT THE DAYTON DRAGONS

We would like to invite you, families, friends, and neighbors to come have an amazing time with us at at Day Air Ballpark on Tuesday, May 30th. Who is playing: […]

Nick`s News

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Volunteer Connection is happy to report that we are the area lead agency for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), an annual event from […]

A Message from Tracy Sibbing

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face” – Langston Hughes. We send you greetings from the Community Impact team. While […]

The Big Thanks 2022

  We invite YOU, our United Way of the Greater Dayton Area supporters to The Big Thanks! Join us April 19th at the Sinclair Ponitz Center for a morning with […]

A Holiday Message From Antoinette Hampton

While we celebrate the holidays and count our blessings, for many the season of need continues year-round. The wish of those struggling in our community is to experience the kindness […]

Meet Dean

At United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) we pride ourselves in making sure that the essential needs of those in our community are met. Some of these needs […]

Nick`s News

Happy holidays from Volunteer Connection. Our board at United Way of the Greater Dayton Area were out in force on Saturday, November 19th, to help our partners at Miami Valley […]

Nick`s News

Hello, world at large!  Volunteer Connection continues matching local agencies with groups, individuals, teams, companies and anyone looking for a service opportunity.  We have our five special Days of Service, […]

Freedom School is Back in Action

After a two-year hiatus, UWGDA reconvened the Montgomery County Freedom Schools Collaborative! In partnership with three different organizations/institutions (Omega CDC, DECA Schools, and Grace United Methodist Church) we hosted five […]

Hope to Dream – 2022

‘Hope to Dream’ is a partnership between United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Morris Home Furniture, and Secret Smiles of Dayton providing beds to children in need. On September […]

Meet Tom Kelley, President and CEO

An accomplished senior executive, Tom Kelley served with Montgomery County for 30 years in many roles, as a Financial Consultant – Office of Management and Budget / Director – Office […]

UWGDA Seeks Candidates for Next Leader

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position The President & CEO will maintain a strong relationship with the United Way Worldwide organization by staying abreast of the overall position of the global […]

The Big Thanks – April 27th

We are excited to once again have the opportunity to recognize YOU, our United Way Family at The Big Thanks this year! Join us on April 27th from 8 – […]

Applications Open to Request Combined Funding Grants beginning July 1, 2022

Montgomery County This is a notice of the open Combined Funding Application to request UW Grants beginning July 1, 2022, in the areas of Core/Basic Needs; Frail Elderly Services; and […]

2022 Profiles in Black History Month – Carl Kennebrew

Carl Kennebrew proudly serves as the International President of the IUE-CWA, an organization representing over 40,000 manufacturing workers across the country. He was elected as the first African-American President of […]

2022 Profiles in Black History Month – Jenell Ross

Jenell Ross successfully leads the Bob Ross Auto Group, which include Mercedes-Benz, Buick and GMC dealerships, following in the footsteps of her parents the late Robert P. Ross, Sr. and […]

2022 Profiles in Black History Month – John Moore

John E. Moore, Sr. was the first Equal Employment Opportunity officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1960 and later was the first African-American chief of civilian personnel in 1972. […]

YEAR END TAX INFO

For the 2021 tax year, individual donors who do not itemize deductions can receive a charitable deduction of up to $300 for individuals and $600 for individuals filing joint tax […]

Save the Date – Kendra Scott Giveback Event

Come shop for your holiday gifts while giving back to a great cause on December 15 from 1 – 3 pm at Kendra Scott! Prefer to shop in your pajamas? […]

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 […]

Join Our Team – Director, Individual Leadership Gifts

  JOB TITLE:      Director, Individual Leadership Gifts             REPORTS TO: Vice President RD TEAM:                 Resource and Development                […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Local single mom receives van thanks to local organization, car dealership by: WDTN.com Staff Posted: May 1, 2021 / 12:16 PM EDT / Updated: May 1, 2021 / 12:16 PM EDT https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/local-single-mom-receives-van-thanks-to-local-organization-car-dealership/ DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – United […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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