The United Way of Kennebec Valley and its involvement in our community.
We are proud supporters of many community initiatives that have been spearheaded by local businesses and citizens to provide help where there is a need.
We are currenty involved in Day of Caring, CA$H Coalition, Food Pantry Project and the Augusta Community Warming Center.
Day of Caring
Learning to lend a helping hand.
The United Way partners with 17 local schools and many area businesses to sponsor student Days of Caring. This annual event matches student volunteers with work projects at local sites in Southern Kennebec Valley. Students take pride in giving their time and talents to important projects and their efforts improve our communities.
The Day of Caring program demostrates that volunteering truly brings out the best in all of us. Students, local businesses and the United Way all work together to lend a helping hand. We are proud of our students and the community spirit they demonstrate through the program.
Ca$h Maine Coalition
CA$H Maine provides help to low- and moderate-income Mainers by offering free tax preparation to qualified filers during the tax season. The program also connects residents to financial education resources, including money management and homebuying workshops, Family Development Accounts (FDAs) and credit counseling.
The Capital Area CA$H Coalition is administered with the help of Women, Work & Community, and local volunteers.
For more information, please visit cashmaine.org or contact our office.
Food Pantry Project
The Food Pantry Project is an ongoing initiative in which food shelves are delivered to a local workplace for a period of three weeks, supplied by UWKV. Employees of the business bring in as many non-perishable items as possible. At the end of the three weeks, a representative from a local food bank comes and collects the donated items for distribution to local people. United Way rotates these food shelves year round to any business interested in this program. Last year, 35 businesses participated in the project. Please contact us if you would like to host the food shelves in your workplace.
AUGUSTA COMMUNITY Warming Center
The Augusta Community Warming Center is typically open each season from Dec. 15 to March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to those seeking a warm and safe escape from the cold. For the past eight years, the Warming Center has been an initiative of the United Way of Kennebec Valley. In 2017, the Warming Center became a program of Bridging the Gap, a local community project. The money you give to United Way helps support this effort, as Bridging the Gap is a partner agency of United Way. The United Way thanks the partners who have made the Warming Center possible.
The Warming Center will change locations for the 2017-18 season. Please check back for more information. In the meantime, you can reach the Warming Center at 207-248-1782.