A GREAT Opportunity to Mentor our Youth

Youth Services System, Inc. has a great mentoring program for the youth in our area.  They cover the northern panhandle of West Virginia, Wetzel and Tyler Counties in WV as well as Belmont County in Ohio.  If you would love to make a difference in the life of a child check out this program. Click on link for more information: …

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Employment Opportunities for Visually Impaired

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Part-time summer work available to blind or visually impaired individuals.  If you know of anyone please tell them to call me at 304-232-4810 or stop in the Seeing Hand at 750 Main Street, Wheeling, WV  26003.

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Garden Stones make GREAT gifts!

Russell Nesbitt logo

From Russell Nesbitt Services, Inc. Our “Peer Support” group will be crafting garden stones as a fundraiser for their program.  The “Peer Support” program was launched in 2010 and serves numerous clients wishing to share their life experiences with individuals who have similar issues.  Russell Nesbitt Services has continued the goal of expanding the services the agency provides to the …

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Eye Exam and Glasses

LOW-COST * ($10, and you pick your frames) EYE EXAMS AT WHEELING HEALTH RIGHT. Comprehensive eye exam through WVU School Of Optometry. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. April 28th, 8:30am-4pm. CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. 304-233-9323, ex 307. Spread the word. *ask us if you qualify for a completely free exam and glasses.   Additional link: WHR Facebook

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“Comcast Cares” chooses the YWCA

Comcast, a United Way partner, has chosen the YWCA Wheeling to work with on April 30, 2016.  They will be sending volunteers and equipment to assist the YWCA with painting on the exterior and interior of the building as well as cleaning out some items from the pool area downstairs.  Comcast and the YWCA would love some additional assistance on …

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Amazing Raise Ohio Valley

It’s a 24 hour giving event!  Life is super busy these days. Who has time to sit down and write a check then put it in the mail?  How many times have you passed your favorite non-profit and thought, “when I have time I’m going to stop and give them a donation”, but you never have the time?  Have you …

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Human Trafficking Training

A free Human Trafficking Training May 3rd, 4th or 5th. This training is approved for 8 hours of continuing education for attorneys, DV advocates, law enforcement, and social workers. The training is the same three days in a row, so hopefully more lawyers will be able to attend, at least one day. The training is being hosted by the YWCA, …

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Only One More Week to Night at the Races!

Night at the Races Sponsors

It will be a night of celebrating with good friends and delicious food at the United Way Night at the Races set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack. Wheeling Island, WTRF-TV, and Pepsi are the major sponsors for the evening. Gold, Khourey & Turak, and Wallace Jewelers are “Win” sponsors, and Panhandle Cleaning …

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AEP Foundation Grant Awarded

The American Electric Power Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the “Let’s Start Fresh” program administered by the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and coordinated by Information Helpline, a United Way agency. The “Let’s Start Fresh” program began in August 2015 and is helping 12 social service agencies in five West Virginia counties provide a wider variety …

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Allocations Week a Success

panel tour - Wheeling, WV charities

The five Allocation Panels of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley have completed their work last week of visiting their assigned United Way member agencies as they prepared to recommend how the United Way Campaign dollars are to be distributed. The Allocation Panels are made up entirely of volunteers. When the visits were completed, the panels made their …

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