Just in time for the holidays, United Way of Central WV is hosting an online POWER OF THE PURSE Auction for new and gently used designer purses - and more! We do hope you will share and shop with us. POWER OF THE PURSE Auction Sponsorships for businesses and individuals are available, giving you the opportunity to become a hostess or host of this inaugural event. The online auction can be found at https://www.biddingforgood.com/unitedwaycwv, November 26 through December 10, 2021.

The fundraiser is sponsored by our newly formed Women United, chaired by United Way of Central WV Board members Virginia Copley, BB&T Truist, Dr. Cynthia Persily, WVHEPC, and Bethany Ross, Toyota WV. We are so excited and pleased to have this group of dynamic leaders advancing our mission.  We are currently seeking new members, and hope you consider this communication an invitation to join us. The women who serve on our Women United give time, professional expertise and talents to advance the causes of girls and women across Central WV that they feel most passionate about. As a member, the amount of time you invest is up to you.  Members may choose to serve on a committee, volunteer for causes or simply advocate on behalf of United Way and participate in social events. Women United has something for everyone. Together we’ll do good work and form new friendships.  To learn more, contact Margaret O’Neal at 304.340.3503 or email moneal@unitedwaycwv.org.

You will find attached the online forms for POWER OF THE PURSE Auction sponsorships and donations. Auction sponsorship and donation deadline is November 14, 2020. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Central WV and Women United. Contact Kristi Wheeler, 304.340.3544 or Kim Riddle at 304.340.3606 for questions or pickup of donated items. Donors can receive a tax receipt for their records upon request. I’m looking forward to sharing more information about our fundraiser and Women United with you soon.



Margaret Ann O’Neal, President
United Way of Central WV