United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County launched the 2011-12 campaign Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Community Market in conjunction with the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and Harvest Jubilee final First Friday concert of the season.
The event was made possible through generous contribution from area businesses. Mary’s Diner provided BBQ dinners. American National donated their cart full of ice cream. Pepsi Co. donated a variety of drinks. Harvest Jubilee along with the City of Danville Parks, Recreation & Tourism hosted the event at the Community Market. Over 150 people attended.
Wilkins & Co. Realtors, the 2011-12 Campaign Chair, recognized the following businesses that have taken a leadership role in reaching this year’s annual fund raising campaign: Carter Bank & Trust, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville Register & Bee, Davenport Communications, Davenport Energy, First Piedmont Corporation, First Piedmont Transportation, Gateway Health Alliance, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Nestle, Shorewood Packaging, Target, Unilin, UPS, URW Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart, Williams Gas Pipeline.
Additional support for this year’s campaign has come from Danville Braves through their Field of Dreams program; the Dan River Foundation via the Community Foundation, the Dan River Region Association of Realtors, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, members of the Torch Club, and members of the Tocqueville Society.
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health -- the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.