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Cash/Check Donation Form

If you have collected Cash/Checks for Over the Edge please fill out the below form to receive credit on your fundraising page.

Checks must be made payable to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula.  Please add the rappelers name to the memo section.

Please mail in or bring your donations to our office located at 11820 Fountain Way Suite 206, Newport News, VA 23606.


Over the Edge Volunteer Form

Thank you for volunteering for the Over the Edge Event on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Please fill out the sign up form below with the volunteer position you'd prefer and one or more timeslots. 

If you have any questions please contact us at: 757-873-9328 or  


Please agree to the above photo release form.
Please select the unisex shirt size you prefer.
Please select the volunteer timeslot(s) you prefer:

To go back and view the Volunteer Position Descriptions click the button below.

Please select the Volunteer Position you prefer:

Rappeler Registration

Welcome to the rappelers registration form

STEP 1: Have you Signed-Up through the Over the Edge Fundraising Portal yet?  If not, click here to begin.

STEP 2: Complete the form below and submit.  We will soon be in touch to make arrangement to get you your Fundraising Kit and closer to the event with your rappelling time.

Select which unisex shirt size you would prefer


Food, shelter grants available for agencies

Hampton and Newport News received more than $95,000.00 collectively from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to provide assistance to individuals. 

Newport News received $58,536.00 and Hampton received $40,891.00.

Agencies interested in applying for assistance should have a substantial presence in cities and be private voluntary non-profits or units of government.

More than 1 Million Virginians are 'Working Poor'

Poverty is a problem in the Peninsula, and people are starting to notice. Take a look at Michele Canty’s front page article in the Daily Press: “Study: More than 1 Million Virginians are ‘Working Poor.’” This study relates a personal story as well as several statistics that eloquently explain the plight of those who are employed but still qualify as poor under the federal poverty line. United Way is working to change that. Our impact agenda, Pathways Out of Poverty, is vital to the success of our agencies and the work they are doing to help raise people out of poverty.

Sound the Alarm

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters every year – the vast majority of which are home fires. That means that every day in this country, on average, seven people are killed in a home fire and another 36 people suffer injuries. To end these tragedies and save lives, the American Red Cross launched a nationwide Home Fire Campaign in 2014 with the goal of reducing the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent.

Successful ELS Kickoff!

Our Emerging Leaders Society kicked off with a bang at Tradition Brewing Company on Monday, July 17th. We had an outstanding turnout, which made for wonderful company, great networking, and thoughtful conversation. Our panel was comprised of Conway H. Sheild, III, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly; Debra A. Flores, Sentara Careplex Hospital; and Scott Russell, Ferguson. It was a great night for the community and for the young leaders who are going to make positive change.

Serving with Mission United

This past Tuesday, July 25th, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula held an informational meeting on our Mission United initiative. We hosted this along with United Way of South Hampton Roads and representatives from Unite US. Every day 20 American veterans are lost to suicide. Nearly 50,000 veterans are homeless. Almost a third of post 9-11 veterans have a service-connected disability. Mission United is a service that connects veterans in need to resources and agencies across the peninsula that can help them.

State of the Merger

The state of the merger between United Way of Virginia Peninsula and United Way of Greater Williamsburg is strong. Recently, the board chairs of UWVP and UWGW held a signing ceremony, in which they officially signed the resolution documents that merge the two United Ways. The staff is in the process of merging, and we will hold our 2017/2018 campaign together. Although we have two different Day of Caring’s, we are still one United Way. Going forward, please refer to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula as the standing organization.

Campaign Season Coming Up

September 6 is the day we are kicking off our 2017 Campaign – we plan to make this year’s campaign the most successful one yet! Join in by hosting a workplace campaign – it’s very easy and fun to do, and we are always here to help you out. These campaigns will create the pathways out of poverty that so many people in this area need. They will fund agencies that provide emergency shelter, basic needs, and special services. They create ways for people living in poverty or near poverty to be supported and lifted up out of their troubled situation.


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