Sponsored by Mission Health, Days of Impact is a two-day event held twice a year that provides local companies, organizations and individuals with an opportunity and outlet to become involved and work for positive change in our community.
Once again, volunteers from across Asheville and Buncombe County have shown that dedication and hard work matter. During the Fall Days of Impact nearly 450 volunteers from 33 local businesses and organizations helped meet critical community needs on 40 different projects. To all who participated — THANK YOU! Your commitment to community motivates and inspires us all! Each step we take together brings us closer to creating a strong, caring community where residents are educated, financially stable and healthy.
WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM?
Each year local employers organize their staff and join us for Days of Impact. This Fall the participating businesses included:
Ashville Area Chamber of Commerce
A-B Tech Community College
Asheville Specialty Hospital
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Biltmore Farms LLC
Carolina Alliance Bank
Duke Energy Progress
First Bank (formerly Asheville Savings Bank)
First Citizens Bank
Givens Estates, Inc.
Givens Highland Farms
Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority
Green Mountain Maple
Home Trust Bank
Irene Wortham Center
Jacob Holm Industries
Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville
Mercy Urgent Care
NC DPS Division of Juvenile Justice
Parsec Financial Management
The Community Foundation of WNC
AND WHO DID THEY HELP?
ABCCM Steadfast House for Women and Children
Avery's Creek elementary School
Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
Bounty & Soul
Crisis Ministry (South and Hominy Valley)
Enka Middle School
Erwin Middle School
Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina
Homeward Bound of WNC
Irene Wortham Center
Jones Elementary School
North Buncombe Elementary
Owen High School
Owen Middle School
Pisgah Legal Services
the POP Project
The Roots Foundation
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Verner Center for Early Learning
Veterans Restoration Quarters
YMCA of Western North Carolina
YWCA of Asheville
WHAT COMES NEXT?
Looking to volunteer with your company and United Way year round? Check out opportunities on our Business United page.
We are recruiting volunteers for the spring semester. Volunteer groups are needed to help with food service and clean-up. Individuals are needed to help with tutoring. For more information, contact Sarah Roth.
Save the date for the 2019 MLK Day of Service, January 21, 2019. Mission Health, UNC Asheville and United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County have partners again this year to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.