Our Work

Advancing the Common Good

Tygart Valley United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We bring together people and organization to create innovative solutions to complex societal issues. By raising dollars to invest in the resources that will tackle those issues, we create positive and sustainable change. Together.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Health – Improving People’s Health
  • Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  • Financial Stability – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.


211211 is our free and confidential service provided by the United Ways of West Virginia that connects area residents to critical resources when they need help the most. Whether it's financial assistance, addiction treatment, health care, mental health counseling, or utility assistance, United Way's 211 helpline walks you through more than 12,000 available resources in West Virginia to find the right service or program for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sometimes you need more than an internet search. You need a conversation.

VITAThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation and filing services to low-middle income households. Powered by IRS-trained and certified volunteers, this program helps taxpayers save hundreds of thousands of dollars in filing fees, while ensuring they receive the largest refund for which they're eligible.

VolunteerHQWarm Coats, Warm Hearts is our community-wide winter outerwear drive that works with several nonprofit and corporate partners across our community to distribute items to those in need. Thousands of items are collected over the fall and winter to be put to use immediately. Warm Coats, Warm Hearts is critical so that no one faces the winter without necessary, protective clothing.

FlipsideFlipside is our free after-school program available to students in grades 5-8. The program is designed to support students' academic, social, and emotional needs while making sure they are safe and having fun! We are currently located in 4 middle schools throughout our region.

KidsUnited for Kids is our community-wide hygiene and personal care item drive that collects items for school pantries/closets in Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Randolph, and Tucker counties. Not all students have necessary hygiene or personal items available at home, so we need your help to make sure they stay healthy, happy, and ready to learn. Because of individual and corporate support, supplies are provided to all 50 schools across our region.