Dear Greater Williamsburg Citizens,

We write to you to ask you to be a neighbor, friend, champion to all those who need help in our community by donating to the United Way.

The mission of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and community. And this is why our mission is critical –


  • So our neighbors have somewhere to turn when they need food for their family, help buying a bus ticket to get to work, or a safe place to stay for the night. The United Way provides hope through emergency assistance. We are united for the Community Resource Center.
  • So nonprofit agencies that help children or seniors or teach scouting or rebuild homes can receive broad, community-wide support for their work. We are united for Community Investment in partner agencies.
  • So when the support network has gaps, we can fill them. We provide permanent housing solutions so homeless families can have a place to live and support services to improve their family’s health and economic outcomes. We are united for Home for Good.

It’s all hard work. But, it’s all critical work, or we wouldn’t do it. Join in helping your neighbors; be part of this united effort of caring; be part of this community. Give generously. Give today.

With sincere appreciation and thanks,





Elizabeth Parman

Interim Director, United Way of Greater Williamsburg




Sam Poole

Board Chair, United Way of Greater Williamsburg


We make a living by what we get, but make a life by what we give.”
      -Winston Churchill