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After 20,000 Phone Calls - a farewell to a stellar teammate

You read that blog title right. Since January of 2014, Monika, our team mate and friend, handled more than 20,000 INCOMING phone calls in her role as an information and referral specialist for NC 2-1-1. When we specify "incoming" that means that these are just the calls that came into our call center, what it doesn't include are the thousands and thousands of calls that she made on behalf of those people in our community.

Owen Middle School's Annual Craft Fair

Our partners at Owen Middle School  are holding their annual Holiday Craft Fair which features local artists and supports the middle school itself. It's a win/win for you, local artists and local kids. Check it out!

 

Event Date: December 9th, 2017

Event Time: 10am - 4pm

Event Location: 730 Old Us 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778

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Gearing up for a new school year

If you have been on any of our social media pages lately you've seen a lot of buzz about our annual school supply drive. This event is a fun and rewarding project that aims to send 2,000 students back to school with full stocked backbacks this year alone. This event benefits students who will have the tools they need to succeed and provides financial respite to families and even their teachers.

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Women United Spotlight: Kathy Volatile

We love puttting the spotlight on some of our standout volunteers and donors. Kathy Volatile is one of those people. She has been a great supporter of our work and Women United and we hope you get the chance to meet her at one of our next events.

Pictured: Kathy and her husband (and former United Way board chair) Dr. Leon Elliston.

 

 

 

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This is What We Do: NC 2-1-1

When asked to identify a transformational moment from 2016, Marla Browne, our teammate and NC 2-1-1’s Asheville Call Center director, didn’t hesitate; “Hurricane Matthew” was her response.

This is not a drill

This was the first time North Carolina’s statewide Emergency Management department utilized NC 2-1-1 to serve as a support service during a disaster response.

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The Impact of WNC Nonprofit Pathways

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is a co-founder and ongoing supporter of WNC Nonprofit Pathways. This organization is dedicated to the ongoing support and cultivation of the nonprofit sector in our region. We know what a valuable resource this is for our region, but there's nothing like an in-person testimonial to drive the point home.

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Read Across America Day

How many of us have fallen head-over-heels for a book? There is nothing like joy that comes from the emotions and relationships between characters, the sights and sounds of a new fictional world, the magnitude of historic moments in our history, or the chance to explore the tiniest mysteries of this planet through the eyes of scientists.

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