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United Way’s mission is to Unite People, Improve Lives, and Strengthen Community. We firmly believe in our mission and our work is guided by it every day. At Celebration, attendees heard from highly dedicated staff members and community partners as they: Celebrated the financial gifts and the hours of volunteer work that each of you contributeHonored the partnerships that...
Posted at: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Buncombe County Business Receives United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award Beverly-Hanks & Associates recognized for commitment to community United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County announced today that Beverly-Hanks & Associates has been awarded the Spirit of North Carolina Award under the Professional Services. The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes business and other...
Posted at: Friday, February 24, 2017
Epsilon Inc., an IT outsourcing service based in Asheville, N.C., made a big impact on Erwin Middle School yesterday. On February 21st, an Epsilon Inc. van, stacked to the brim with school supplies and classroom tools, parked at Erwin Middle School and employees of Epsilon, along with teachers and students, unloaded the van. The excitement was palpable! There were supplies...
Posted at: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Their doors have only been open for a little over a year, but that hasn’t stopped them from taking their time to get involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. In fact, Publix has been a friend to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County for over a year! If you remember, last year, we even sang them a song on that very topic. Today, we wanted to do something...
Posted at: Thursday, February 23, 2017
The following alert comes from "Voices for National Service"We need your help TODAY to protect national service funding. Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps may be among federal programs being considered for elimination in the Administration's budget. We need your help to make sure that doesn't...
Posted at: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
WomanUP is an initiative of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce focused on "women in business who wish to build a strong network of women intent on inspiring one another to achieve individual potential; supporting each other in business endeavors; and creating a legacy through mentorship".On Feb 14, several United Way staff members attended the latest in a series of WomanUP events;...
Posted at: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tonight is the first Homework Diner of Spring 2017 at Enka Middle School! Homework Diners are weekly family engagement events that allow students and families to receive homework support from paid teachers and volunteer tutors and a free meal for the whole family. They currently take place at three area middle schools, Asheville, Enka, and Erwin. Homework Diners are open to any family in the...
Posted at: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Members of a local group rolled up their sleeves and gave back to the community on Martin Luther King Day.United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, did some winter cleaning at Erwin Middle School.Volunteers spent three hours sanitizing the school. The group said stopping the spread of germs during cold and flu...
Posted at: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Hero Effect is an uplifting docu-series that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Shot on location in ten different communities across the country, each episode brings audiences real-life stories that show the impact one person can make.The Hero Effect’s episode #3, which will air Saturday, January 14, 2016 10...
Posted at: Friday, January 13, 2017
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is dedicated to the financial stability, health and education of every person in our community. While there are many things that we can do locally to improve opportunities for our neighbors, others must happen on a statewide or national level. One of these important tools is the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Our local advocacy partner, The Success Equation...
Posted at: Monday, January 09, 2017

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