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United Way of Rockbridge Inc.


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About Us

United Way of Rockbridge (UWR) takes a leadership role in improving the quality of life of the people in the cities, towns, and unincorporated areas of Rockbridge County, Virginia by assessing needs, raising and allocating funds for charitable purposes, and ensuring the appropriate use of those resources.

Our vision is captured in our slogan, LIVE UNITED. We believe that as individuals, families and communities we are stronger if we support each other, especially in moments of vulnerability. We provide a way for people to connect and turn their generosity into large-scale good.

Core Values
Accountability - We use data and evidence to inform our decision making. We create goals, measure results, and continually work to improve.
Collaboration - Our strength is in the commitment of our stakeholders. We partner with them to create positive change.
Diversity - We value the collective power of different perspectives and communities.
Innovation - We address community needs, taking on bold and new strategies that improve lives.
Integrity - We are trusted stewards for our community. We are honest and transparent in all that we do.


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Special delivery to Rockbridge Area Relief Association: Jen accepted the Charske Fund UWR grant, designated for the new RARA truck! Front row, board member Janet and committee member, Carole. Back row, board member Deb with Jen, Executive Director, RARA.
George, Janet, Lynn and Paul with a few of the books to be given to RARA.
Take a Book Home as part of the YMCA Santa and Cookies. Dec. 2019.
Santa's Elves getting children's books ready for Rockbridge Christmas Baskets.
Thank you, Freda, from the Office of Career Strategy, Washington & Lee University, Law School! Their office collected more school supplies to distribute to our local schools. What a giving community!
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Trees, trees, and more trees! Don't forget to stop by the Visitor Center at Natural Bridge State Park to view the Festival of Trees with their variety of creative decorations.
The employees at DuPont Community Credit Union are the best elves! Each Christmas their managers make a donation to a nonprofit partner. This year they selected the United Way of Rockbridge to be the recipient of a book drive. Check out all of these books they collected! We’re going to have 200+ happy young readers in our area very soon.
Give online at or mail your gift to: United Way of Rockbridge, P.O. Box 1094, Lexington, VA 24450
The UWR Board and Community Reviewers give hours of their time to review grant applications, ensuring funds are well spent and distributed equitably based on need. Over $180,000 in allocations were approved for local community agencies and programs. Click on the link below to read more.

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