Invest in Roanoke's Youngest Citizens!


  • Make a donation for any amount through the United Way of Roanoke Valley’s, community impact fund. CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
  • Or, write a check directly to Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke. Mail checks to Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke 325 Campbell Ave. SW Roanoke, VA 24016.

All donations will be used to support our efforts to improve the quality of early care and education in the Roanoke Valley and are tax deductible.

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There are many other exciting ways you can support Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke (SBGR). Some of the current opportunities are:

  • Volunteer at a SBGR event
  • Serve as a community advocate for the importance of early childhood learning
  • Help promote SBGR in the community by "liking & sharing" Facebook posts & photos
  • Include SBGR Information within your company
  • Send out copies of the SBGR Parent newsletter to friends, family & co-workers
  • Hang SBGR posters in your office or school
  • E-mail employees about SBGR events and services
  • Host a parent workshop for your employees
  • Sponsor a SBGR activity or program
  • Write a letter to the editor or Op Ed.
  • Allow SBGR to sponsor a company event or training
  • Encourage other business leaders to become involved in SBGR
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Be a financial donor
  • Participate in an SBGR Action Team meeting

For more information about becoming involved in Smart Beginning Greater Roanoke contact 540.283.2786.

Donate Funds

If you are interested in making a tax deductible gift, please send a check to the United Way of Roanoke Valley, 325 Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016. Please identify Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke in the Memo line of the check.

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Early childhood education is critical to our community's future economic well being. It's a question of pay-now or pay-later. Research indicates that if children are prepared when they start school and reading on grade level in their early years, they're far more likely to stay on track and finish school rather than become a costly drain on the community's social service system. Those who finish school are much more likely to become contributing members of our workforce.

Joyce Waugh, CEcD
President, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

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The United Way of Roanoke Valley serves as the fiscal agent for Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke.

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