Posted in News on May 17, 2024 Operation Toy Lift 2023

Operation Toy Lift was a HUGE success in 2023! Donations were collected at Ohio Valley Mall on December 9th in a joint effort between Wheeling Police, Belmont County Sheriff, and several businesses. Toys were donated to children in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, and Belmont Counties. If there’s one common trait throughout our Upper Ohio Valley, it’s generosity. We selflessly offer our time, talents and resources to feed the hungry, to provide clothes and other necessities, to give shelter and to offer comfort. We also come together through a number of programs each year to ensure the holidays are as bright and cheerful as possible for area children.

Residents dropped off thousands of toys Saturday at the Ohio Valley Mall, where officers and other volunteers gathered to play Santa. The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley distributed the toys to local non-profits to ensure no child feels forgotten this Christmas season. We were able to supply over 1,000 children with Christmas toys this season.

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About the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley supports Hancock County, Ohio County, Tyler County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Belmont County and Monroe County in Ohio. Donating through your local United Way is the best way to reach the most people in need. 

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is an organization that supports nonprofit organizations in our area through annual campaigns, payroll deduction fundraising efforts, and individual donations. These community-minded people combine donations from employees and businesses alike to help assist those who need it most. The support from the annual campaign is then allocated to nonprofit programs through our volunteer allocations panels. We support 40 programs (and counting) in the upper Ohio Valley that tackle the toughest needs in the Ohio Valley. Consider giving to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today.