SEL Events

The Society of Emerging Leaders (SEL) is changing the story in our Shenandoah Valley. Through this United Way affinity group, young professionals of all backgrounds unite to take on the most pressing issues in our community. SEL is an opportunity to build relationships and invest in a thriving community for all. This group is open to any young professional who wants to give back and make an impact.




Springo (5/6), 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. @ Winchester Brew Works

About this event:
We're doing a fun bingo night with Winchester Brew Works and United Way again, but this time with a spin - you MUST purchase a table in advance for your party (proceeds from table purchase benefits United Way)! This allows us to ensure everyone has a seat and that we are complying with all COVID-19 regulations, including keeping all parties 6+ feet apart.

All bingo tables are indoors, open seating for anyone not playing will be available outside. Reminder, you must wear a mask indoors anytime you are standing! Each table includes a maximum number of seats and the first bingo card for each seat; it's only $2 for each additional card, so try your luck for one game or stay for more!!

Your table will be reserved for your party for the entire event, a total of 8 bingo rounds! Magical prizes to win, gifties galore, and get something from the tap! Join United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley for Bingo at Winchester Brew Works on Thursday, May 6th from 6-8 pm, with a game every 15 minutes! Bingo cards will be available for purchase for only $2 a card, or 6 cards for $10! All bingo and table purchase proceeds go directly to United Way!



Bring the Basics - Special SEL Events for April and May!


Participate in the Bring the Basics drive from April 26-May 26th! Learn more here!



Sort - N - Social (5/27), 5:30p.m. @ United Way NSV

A night out for a good cause—it’s Sort-N-Social!

About this Event:
United Way NSV is expecting a surplus of donated toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other basic needs items during our Bring the Basics collection drive. All donations will be delivered to our office, and we need your help sorting, counting, and repacking them so we can distribute them to local agencies.

To ensure safety, we will have limited capacity on our sorting day - Thursday, May 27th - with 10 volunteer slots available total. Snacks will be available in a separate room during sorting.

Masks will be required while sorting. After sorting, members are invited to meet up at the downtown Winchester Brew Works.

Interested in helping out? Email Elise ( to save your spot!



delivery daysDelivery Day (5/28) all day (9:00a.m. -5:00p.m.) dispatch from United Way NSV

A short drive to help deliver these needed items to local organizations!

About this Event:
United Way NSV is expecting a surplus of donated toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other basic needs items during our Bring the Basics collection drive. Members of our SEL have sorted these donations, and they’re ready for us to distribute to local agencies.

Arrive at United Way’s downtown office, 329 N. Cameron Street, Winchester, VA, at your scheduled time, and we’ll load your car up with donations. Plan on having a completely empty car with seats folded down for maximum capacity.

You’ll receive the agency’s location after signing up! Email Elise ( to reserve a route!

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Past Events:

  • Bright Futures packing event (3/18)

  • Fund Distribution (Feb-April 2020)

  • LeaderLink (Feb-Mar 2020)

  • Mental Health First Aid for National Mental Health Awareness Day (October 2019)

  • Disc Leadership Training (August 2019)

  • Financial Literacy Program with Kids Club (Summer 2019)

  • Happy Hour and Headshots (May 2019)

  • International Women's Day - Women's Build at Habitat (March 7th, 2019)

  • Channel Your Flannel (March 1st, 2019)