Will you be our Valentine? Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Mission West Virginia.

Will you be our Valentine?

Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Mission West Virginia.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a program that automatically donates a small portion of your purchase to your favorite charity.  The key for donating through AmazonSmile is that you must shop through instead of just going to  The Smile site is just the same as the regular Amazon site, and includes all the same items for purchase.

AND - the best part, you get to choose the charity where the donation is made.

So, for those of you like us who enjoy shopping and saving at Amazon, why not incorporate a little donating into the mix. It is really easy and doesn’t cost you anything.

Smile Tip: When you are on and you find a product, try just replacing the www. with smile. and see if the product page still works.  Many of them do and you can easily switch to Smile this way. There is also a Google Chrome extension called Smile Always that will help you shop on Amazon through AmazonSmile.

Mission West Virginia Names New Executive Director, Kelly Thompson

Mission West Virginia is pleased to announce that Kelly Thompson, our former Associate Director, has been selected to serve as Executive Director. Kelly has been with Mission WV since 2001 and her dedication to empowering children and families throughout the state has been evident in her work and commitment to our organization.

With a background in Social Work, Kelly has created sustainable programming and managed multiple state and federal grants. If you’ve had the opportunity to work with Kelly, you’ve witnessed her ability to organize and manage in a leadership role while conveying genuine care and support for those she is working with. She is a true team player and creative thinker. She has demonstrated her ability to build up the capacity of Mission West Virginia and we are eager to witness the successes she will have and goals she will reach as she takes on this new role.

We asked Kelly what she loved most about working at Mission WV. Her response, "The dedication our staff has for youth is unwavering. We help find families for children in foster care and provide life-skills education for youth across our state. This job is key to a brighter tomorrow for so many, and I can't imagine being anywhere else."