May 12, 2022
Save the Date: Stuff The Bus
Save the Date for Stuff the Bus, August 5-7, 2022!

Stuff the Bus collects much needed school supplies for students in Staunton City, Augusta County and Waynesboro City Public Schools. Supplies are collected outside of the Staunton and Waynesboro Walmart and sorted based on the Free & Reduced Lunch percentages within each public school.

In 2021 over $73,000 worth of school supplies were donated to 30 schools. Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort supplies, sign yourself or your group up today!

Go2Grow SAW Now Accepting Applications
Go2Grow helps families review and sign up for early care and education opportunities. This single application can also inform families of their eligibility for publicly-funded programs that may provide free or reduced cost options.

Go2Grow applications can be filled out year-round by any family with a child, birth to age 5, looking for care in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro.

Contact our Navigator, Deirdre Kellner, for assistance at, by phone or by text at 540-849-7617.
Valley VITA Recap
The Valley Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) tax season has concluded for 2022.

To date, Valley VITA has prepared 1209 income tax returns for community members equating to a savings of $302,250 in tax preparation fees! WOW!

Thank you to the meal, snack and supply sponsors for 2022 including:

Baja Bean Staunton
Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club
Andy Matherly
Staunton/Augusta Rotary Club
Waynesboro Rotary Club
McKee Foods
DuPont Community Credit Union
Courtney Thompson
Amanda Warren

A huge THANK YOU to our Valley VITA Volunteers and Site Coordinators.

Thank you all for making a huge impact in our community!
Days of Caring Recap
The results from 2022 Days of Caring are in! Although we already knew our community was amazing, check out these tremendous statistics from just two-days of volunteerism in the SAW Community.

15 Companies
6 Host Agencies
70 Volunteers
258 Volunteer Hours
$7,946 Value to Our Community

Volunteers were hosted by:

Allegheny Mountain Institute
Creative Works Farm - Camp LIGHT
United Way of Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro
Valley Children's Advocacy Center
Valley Program for Aging Services
Valley Supportive Housing

Thank you to our hosts and volunteers for a successful Days of Caring 2022.
Thank You, Zoe!

UWSAW would like to thank our WMHS Intern Zoe for her assistance this semester! Zoe helped UWSAW prepare for the VITA tax season, Days of Caring and Stuff the Bus 2022! We wish you the best of luck and success after graduation, and thank you for continuing to LIVE UNITED!