Partnership with The Daily Progress & WINA
Donate To Santa Fund for Schoolkids

Thank you for your generosity! Last year, we raised a total of $213,524.73!

To Donate By Mail

Send a check to:
United Way
200 Garrett Street
Suite I
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tax ID #54-0505882


Established in 1894 by James H. Lindsay, founding publisher of The Daily Progress, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids is an annual collaboration between The Daily Progress, WINA AM1070, and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville. The Santa Fund provides essentials like clothing, shoes, medicine, eyeglasses, and school supplies/books for schoolchildren in need in our community. This year, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids took on new urgency, creating the Santa Fund COVID Assistance Program to help families with COVID-19 related needs, such as internet access for virtual learning and assistance with other tools to provide a safe learning environment. Learn more below.

The Santa Fund for Schoolkids is coordinated by school representatives in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange Counties who help identify children with financial needs.

Thank you to our participating retailers: Kid-to-Kid, Marshalls, Roses, Shoe Show Inc, and TJMaxx. Interested in participating as a Santa Fund retailer? Contact us!

Recent data shows that families who are experiencing poverty are left with only around $76 a month after paying for only rent and childcare. That $76 is intended to take care of the remainder of necessities for both adults and children, including utilities, car payment, and yes, clothing and school supplies. 

Your contribution to the Santa Fund helps school children have adequate resources to show up ready to learn and successful, safe, and happy at school.

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville thanks you for the opportunity to continue our mission to serve families through our School Readiness and Financial Stability impact areas.