Project Connect


Project Connect is Winchester’s one-stopProject Connect Impact free resource fair! Receive assistance from more than 50 service providers, all under the same roof - What often takes months to accomplish can be completed in one day.

The inaugural Project Connect was held on January, 23rd, 2020 at the Winchester Moose Lodge. The attendance far surpassed our expectations with 185 participants! 

We would like to the thank the over 60 service providers who attended the event and to all of the amazing volunteers. Download the impact stats for the event (image to the right) here.

Services Provided:

  • Free Breakfast and Lunch
  • Medical exams and screenings
  • Free Dental Services
  • Housing Services
  • ID’s and social security cards
  • Free legal advice
  • Haircuts
  • On the spot job resume building and job interviews
  • Veteran’s services
  • Free Giveaways
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Much more!

The 2021 Project Connect date is TBD. 

Due to COVID-19 Project Connect may not happen in January of 2021, but may be delayed to the spring of 2021. Check back here for more information!

How Can you Help?

SPONSOR Project Connect

Project Connect is funded entirely through the generosity of our community. We are grateful to our corporate partners who continue to support our work at United Way and to make this exciting event a reality.

Your group may also choose to sponsor one of our event hubs and costs including, banking, medical, and dental service areas and more. This is a great way to keep large groups together in the same volunteer role during the event!

To see a full list of sponsorship opportunities, see our Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Book. Please contact our Director, Marketing and Outreach to confirm your sponsorship level and reserve your hub if applicable.

Group Volunteering

United Way NSV invites your community group or company to volunteer with Project Connect! By volunteering as a group, you are able to spend time together outside of the office, work together as a team, and make a real impact in the community where you live and work! See more about volunteering or register now!

Project Connect Collections

Help us collect the most needed items in our community! Check back to this webpage for the items we are collecting that will be distributed at the Project Connect Event as we get closer to the date of the 2021 event.

Service Provider

Are you an agency or business in the Northern Shenandoah Valley that may want to provide services at the event? Check back here for more details or contact Jennifer Hall Director, Community Engagement for more details.