United Way of Greater Augusta
November   2018 

Help us #ClearTheWaitlist

Did you know that just having books in a young child's home increases early literacy skills and readiness for school?  

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family's income. We currently have over 400 local children we serve, but we have 70 families waiting to join the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

This #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27th), we invite you to DONATE and help us #ClearTheWaitlist by texting GIVE to 540-307-1880 or by visiting our website. You can make a difference in a child's life for only $30!

Interesting Fact of the Month
Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley

The gorgeous red, orange, and yellow pigments in fall foliage are actually there all year, just under the surface. Sunlight helps fuel plant cells containing a chemical called chlorophyll, which gives leaves its vivid green color while working to turn light into energy. When sunlight diminishes in fall, chlorophyll breaks down, letting the plant's hidden red, yellow, and orange hues shine. 
Monthly Trivia
Congratulations to Rachel Frye with Court Square Title Agency, LLC for winning October's monthly trivia!  The answer was Silly String!
November Trivia Question

Which of the following foods was not likely served at the first Thanksgiving in 1621?
a) turkey
b) potatoes
c) lobster
d) pumpkin

Be the 9th person to respond to kristi.williams@unitedway.org with the correct answer and you will win a free large pizza by Papa Johns!

Valley Hope Counseling Center is a nonprofit agency offering professional counseling services to residents of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County. Our mission is to provide access to mental health services for all, and our vision is to build a community in which all mental health needs are successfully met and treated.   Valley Hope is committed to providing affordable, quality mental health care to the community. 

If you are feeling significantly stressed or overwhelmed, seeking help can be a very wise decision. Counseling is more than the treatment of mental disorders - often the difficult issues we face are part of normal development.

 Call us, we are here to help.