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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"We Care! Experiences aim to connect the dots between volunteer activities and the community need behind each package created."
First Place Winners!!! Oh, how we all love The AsheVillage People, also known as the VanWinkle Law Firm. Other than practicing law, they pride themselves on giving back to the community. Van Winkle has been an excellent partner with United Way for many years. In addition to running a highly successful workplace campaign, Heather Goldstein serves on our campaign cabinet. Heather and some of her fellow colleagues performed a classic song from the 70’s, with a twist.
“One street from where you woke up this morning, someone is calling 2-1-1.”
That’s how this year’s LIVE UNITED Celebration opened, with a powerful message of how United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is working towards our mission each and every day. In the hour that we were together, we celebrated the financial gifts and the hours of volunteer work that our partners and volunteers have contributed, and honored the partnerships that have strengthened our community.
The team at the City of Asheville is no joke - they are bound and determined to raise more money than they ever have before and here's one of the best workplace ideas we've seen in a while. Who wouldn't want to bring their dog to work? The drawing is in January and we'll be sure to share the photos with you then.
Everywhere you turn in the working world, you find people talking about balance of work and personal life. It’s an elusive concept for most of us – it certainly has been for me. My perspectives over the years seem to fall into three phases.
by Tamaria Kelly
Middle School Success Project Coordinator
It's been quite a year! As the end of 2014 gets ever closer, we'd like to take a look at the blog posts you visited the most this year. From celebrating milestones to personal insights to issues that affect middle school students, the topics listed show there are many ways to go about making Asheville and Buncombe County an even greater community for everyone who lives here. You can even re-experience staff members dumping buckets of cold water on themselves. (Remember when that was the biggest thing on the internet?)