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We surpassed our goal!


The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore announced it surpassed its $300,000 goal and presented awards to the top contributors recently at a breakfast held at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development building.

The 2015­-16 campaign concluded in April with a total of $307,100 that will be distributed to approximately 150 nonprofit organizations which provide a variety of services to Eastern Shore residents.

Funds go to provide emergency food and shelter, family counseling, health services, youth development and recreation programs in addition to many other services needed in the community. Costs are kept low with one part-time employee and the efforts of local volunteers. In the 25 years since the founding of the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, almost $6 million has been raised.

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Wine, Art and The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:00pm-7pm

Red Queen Gallery, 57 Market Street, Onancock, VA

We invite the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community to come out to the Red Queen Gallery in

Onancock on Friday, February 26 from 5-7pm to enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, local art and great

community networking. Meet some of the many volunteers from Agencies the United Way of

Virginia’s Eastern Shore supports. The event is a “come and go as you please”, laid back

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Vonte Leach Will Speak at the United Way 2015 Kick Off

Former NFL Player Vonta Leach Kickoff Speaker for United Way

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The Vonta Leach “Meet & Greet” to benefit the United Way

What: The Vonta Leach “Meet & Greet”

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 5pm-7pm

Where: The Jack Spot – 6262 Marlin Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

The community is invited to come out and meet Former Baltimore Raven Vonta Leach at a special meet & greet in efforts to raise funds for the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore!

VIP Experience | 5pm-6pm

Admission: $50 | $10 for Students 18 & under (Must be Accompanied by an Adult)

Entry Includes:

  • Exclusive access to Vonta Leach
  • One signed action photo

2015 Employee coordinator training session



2015 Co-chairs

Mary McKenna and Robie Marsh have been named chairman of the 2015 United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore fundraising campaign.

The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a local volunteer organization established in 1991 by business people and community leaders who recognized the need to have a local organization that would be dedicated to helping the people of Virginia’s Eastern Shore by organizing and helping to raise financial support from local businesses and individuals for a variety of local charities.

The United Way Chapter has raised almost $6 million as it soon begins its 25th campaign, aiding over 150 organizations that receive funds either allocated by United Way or designated by individual contributors.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

We want to thank our Sponsors for our United Way Events.

2014 Campaign Sponsors

Willie C. Randall/Edward Jones        Therapeutic Interventions       PNC Bank        Bill Sterling

Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club            Beverly Turner     Chesapeake Ice        ADCO        PNC Bank

Affordable Septic Solutions                  AirDuce Aerial Applications                 Gull Hummock Gourmet Market

Melissa Melody        Anonymous               Lisa W. Lewis            WESR            Mr. and Mrs. Brian Perry

John Fiege, CFP       Dr. & Mrs. Rawls Saecker         Waterford Printing       Bill Payne    Christi Lawton

Shore Bank              Merrill Lynch Wealth Management        Tyson Foods, Inc

Eastern Shore Family YMCA                   Claudia & Ronnie Harmon        Perdue Farms

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Thank you Breakfast

The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore held its annual Thank You Breakfast for the 2013 Campaign Coordinator at the Eastern Shore Yacht and County Club on May 7, 2014.  Without the dedication of these individuals, the campaigns of the United Way would not be as successful. Lucero Diaz, the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, was the speaker. The breakfast was sponsored by Tyson Foods.  Wendy’s Restaurant gave Gift Cards to all Coordinators. Plaques were presented to Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods for their outstanding support of the United Way Awards were given to businesses who reach certain goals. Over $15,000 Raised Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Over $10,000 Raised Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Bayshore Concrete Products Accomack County  Public School Over $5,000 Raised Therapeutic Interventions 100% Participation Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity Eastern Shore Coalition against Domestic Violence Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce A & N Electric YMCA Camp Silver Beach BB&T

Kathy Custis – Citizen of the Year

Kathy Custis as she won Citizen of the Year at the Annual dinner of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce


The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore was proud to nominate for Kathy Custis for Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  And very excited when she won!

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Thank You, Perdue!


We would like to express our gratitude to Perdue. Thank you for your support!