The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area was established in 1981 and makes a difference in Greater Franklin County every day. How? By fundraising to help meet community needs, operating a volunteer center that connects people to meaningful opportunities, and advocating for change to ensure people are fed, housed, educated, and earn a living wage. The United Way also leads initiatives or partners with others on programs that improve people's lives, including Packs for Progress (free back packs with school supplies); and the Community Energy Challenge (energy conservation initiative). Volunteers, interns, and donors are welcome and needed to support our work.