United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We raise funding by partnering with community minded business on employee campaigns and fundraisers. We then distribute the money through an allocations process with recommendations of your fellow donors. Thank you for your consideration to donate to the United Way of he Upper Ohio Valley.

September to Remember Reverse Raffle

We are kicking off our 2020-2021 Annual Campaign in September and would like to invite you to purchase a raffle ticket for our Reverse Raffle for a chance at winning $5000!

Tickets are $100

Additional tickets can be purchased for $50

With the cancellation of so many events, we are thrilled to be able to have this annual event continue with a live virtual drawing on the United Way UOV Facebook page Thursday, September 17th at 7:00.

This is our board event, so please feel free to reach out to a board member for tickets(Board of Directors list).

You can also call our office (304)232-4625 or purchase tickets here:

Annual Campaign

When you support the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Annual Campaign, you are supporting agencies that help children who need extra support, the elderly who need assistance, and families who have fallen on hard times. You are introducing knowledge, companionship, activity and help to our neighbors in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Belmont and Monroe Counties. Every donation is vital to the success of our mission and we thank you for anything you can give. Donate with a debit or credit card below or send checks to: United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley – 1307 Chapline Street – Wheeling, WV 26003

The primary mission of our Annual Campaign is to provide resources to a network of agencies that respond to a variety of social service needs in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia, and Belmont and part of Monroe Counties in Ohio. The United Way also has a secondary purpose of –working with other community agencies in developing other needed services within our community –encouraging collaboration among existing agencies –being a voice on important community concerns –being a resource in other needed ways within our community.

Spare Change

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has launched a new way of giving called Spare Change. The program works by rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar and the “spare change” comes to the United Way.  So, if you make a $22.75 purchase, it gets rounded up to $23.00 and that extra 25 cents goes to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
We have always said that every penny makes a difference!

Sign up for Spare Change:


United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

100% of your donations will STAY LOCAL and help residents of the upper Ohio Valley.

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is very proud of the efforts our United Way member agencies are taking to help the community through the restrictions in place due to COVID-19.  Our funded partners, along with many other non-profit agencies, have jumped into action quickly focusing on concerns of families during this confusing time.  As reigns tighten to control this out break, our agencies’ resources are not only helpful but are a necessity.  Large unexpected needs are tough on non-profit agencies’ budgets and we are asking our corporate and individual donors to consider supporting their efforts.

If you know of an agency responding to urgent needs, please consider donating to that organization.  If you want to help and are looking for an avenue to do so, this is where the United Way can help.  All year long, we raise money from community minded businesses and individuals through our annual campaign.  Then through our allocations process, the money is distributed to agencies in the upper Ohio Valley that are serving the toughest needs.  For this COVID-19 situation, we have made a special Community Response and Recovery Fund.  As the funding is being collected, we will be taking applications from 501c3 agencies that are helping families that are in crisis due to the restrictions in place.  Our staff and allocations committee will quickly review the applications and fund agencies that are supporting those efforts.  100% of your donations will STAY LOCAL and help residents of the upper Ohio Valley.

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is this community’s giving plan and we are proud to be able to help connect donors to solutions.  Thank you for supporting your neighbors.

Lace Up For Kids

Lace Up For Kids helps families in need to get a brand new pair of sneakers for their school age children to start the new school year. The need is great so donations are essential!

Wendy’s, WTOV9 and United Way have teamed up to help children in grades k-12 to get a brand new pair of tennis shoes to start the new school year in. Families can apply for each of their school age children to get a new pair of sneakers if they live in the counties of Brooke, Ohio and Marshall in WV or Belmont in OH.

Endowment Fund

Since 1931 the United Way has partnered with individuals, businesses and organizations in support of local social service programs, therefore maximizing the effectiveness of a single donation. In 1999, the United Way created an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. Today, income generated by this Fund offsets the administrative/operational expenses of the agency. Our goal is to increase the principle of the Endowment Fund so that the income meets the United Way’s total administrative/operating expenses. To that end, all of the funds raised from our Annual Campaign would be paid out to our United Way Agencies.