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Campaign season will be upon us soon — and with it, a whirlwind of events, socials, and informational meetings. We wanted to share a bit about the important players and moving parts that make it all possible. The Employee Workplace Campaign gives local businesses and organizations...
UNITED WAY CHAMPION AND ADVOCATEAsk Julie Smith about community and you’ll see her passion come to life. A self described advocate and Brand Champion of United Way, Julie believes that it’s her personal responsibility to give back; to leave the community a better place for future...
 Happy ThanksgivingDuring this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to thank our donors, volunteers and partners for all they do to improve the lives of individuals living in our communities. It has been our good fortune and pleasure to work with you all over the past year and we look forward...
Do you know how it is when you’ve got a REALLY complicated project? You know, the kind of project that has so many moving parts and so many people involved that it takes months of planning and a whole lot of concentration to pull it off?  For some of us, that might be every morning when...
Here at 50 South French Broad avenue, United Way staff work in the bottom quarter of the building. The rest of the building is rented by tenants from non-profits and businesses. Each month, we will be highlighting one of these organizations to share with you. This month, it's Arts for Life...
Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they need to. But for many Americans this is not possible because they do not have healthcare coverage.Currently, the Affordable Care Marketplace is providing 560,357 North Carolinians with healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. This...
Each month at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we highlight and interview one of our incredible staff members. This month we are interviewing Lisa Ross, our Donor Analytics & Administration Manager. Why are you in nonprofit work?  Lisa works in nonprofit because it is a...
“I was tremendously moved by the combination of history, places, connections, present day successes and struggles infused with performance poetry and vibrant art murals."-Last week, staff of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County went on a Hood Huggers International tour. Led by...
One important way you can advocate is by voting for candidates and issues you support.  While United Way’s efforts are strictly nonpartisan (not supporting candidates or political parties), we can provide important information to help prepare you to make your decisions. Here are...

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