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Matt Parker Fundraising Campaign Chairman

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The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore would like to announce Matt Parker, Director of Sales & Marketing at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore, has accepted the position of Chairman of the 2016-2017 Fundraising Campaign for the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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 including Accomack and Northampton Counties by organizing and helping to raise financial support from local businesses and individuals for a variety of local charities. Matt will be kicking off his 2016-2017 Fundraising Campaign with the event below!

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Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

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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
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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 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

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A Message from UWVES

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In the News (9-24-13)

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MELFA — Tony “T. J.” Washington has seen the world several times, even wears a World Football Championship ring from his playing days in Germany, in addition to being a member of six NFL teams, and yet he says he always points out he is from the Eastern Shore and never forgets the values taught by his parents, Tony Jr. and Earline Washington of Melfa…Click here to continue reading

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2013 UW ESVA Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast (9-12-13)

We had an outstanding campaign kick-off breakfast with a record breaking 100 attending! Thanks to our guest speaker, former NFL player T.J. Washington, and all who attended.

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Who Donates to United Way?

People from all walks of life make donations to the United Way.  Here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where we have raised over over 5 million dollars in  pledges over the last 22 years, our donations come from the generosity of our residents and also from local businesses.

    • 90% employee and individual donations
    • 10% corporate and small business

Over 3,700 contributors gave last year.  Many people (about 3,400) take advantage of payroll deduction to give generously throughout the year.  If you haven’t choosen this option, ask your employer for details.  It’s an easy way to give back to the community.  You can select the amount you wish to give and it will automatically be deducted from each paycheck for one year.