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Monday, April 15, 2013
From the Asheville Citizen-Times article about the Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday: Ann Von Brock, vice president of planning and community investment with the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, said the agency’s Middle School Success program is an example of its commitment to expand the quality and accessibility of out-of-school programming for that underserved age group. “One of our community priorities is that kids have access to healthy activities after school,” Von Brock said as she rewarded a successful corn-hole thrower with a box of raisins. “And we want to make sure that these are quality programs.”
Monday, March 25, 2013
NC 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral line.  We are available by phone and online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can serve any language.   How can we help? We can connect you to more than 18,000 services throughout North Carolina including: Food, Housing & Utilities, Child Care & Education Services, Financial Education, Credit Counseling, Health Care, Job Training Counseling/Support Groups, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Senior Services, Volunteer Opportunities, Disaster Services and more.  
Monday, March 25, 2013
Volunteering is a Lifelong Gift - to Your Community and YOURSELF!  
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
What a great turnout yesterday in Rutherford County for the launch of 2-1-1.  More than 50 people came out to witness the ceremonial "first call" to 2-1-1 and to pick up promotional materials so they could help get them into the hands of community members.  Several people, lifelong residents of the area, came up to us thanking everyone for helping to make this happen.  See the photos
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Reading the incredible history of our Asheville City and Buncombe County buildings in the recent Mountain Xpress made us think about the stories and pictures that we share here at United Way. Okay, so there was a lot more drama and fueding in their story than ours but at its essence there were two buildings, standing side by side, representing two different styles and perspectives yet underneath it all they are united in a desire to see the community succeed.On our materials you'll often see two people, standing side by side, just like those two buildings. People who, on the surface might not have anything obvious in common.  They might be...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Please join us for a community forum on Medicaid expansion and the Insurance Exchange for North Carolina. March 14, 2013, at 6 pmMountain View Room at the Sherrill Center, UNCA Medicaid expansion would increase health care access to 500,000 working poor; provide reimbursement to hospitals for uncompensated care; and create an estimated 23,000 health care industry jobs.  Despite these figures, NC lawmakers have voted to block Medicaid expansion.   •    What can we do now? •    How will the Insurance Exchange work? The panelists for this community forum will include:•    Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Ridge Community Health...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
We too, are proud of our Middle School Success champion, Gina Gallo! From the Mt. Xpress: The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor exceptional leaders of the Asheville City Schools district at the annual Celebration for Champions, to be held at UNCA Sherrill Center, Sunday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. The winners were chosen from a group of a dozen community-selected nominees, include Gina Gallo through her nonprofit leadership with the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, who has continued to be an advocate for the support and success of middle school students in new and comprehensive ways, former Co-Director of Asheville City...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
First, before we list the awards, we have a few shout outs: Terminix Southeast - They ran a great campaign and increased their combined corporate and employee giving by 45% over 2011.   Let's hear it for Enka Middle School!  Our local schools and especially our local Middle Schools are United Way partners of the highest caliber.  Their Principals and campaign coordinators, counselors, teachers and staff are our great allies.  We want to thank them again and give Enka Middle School and Principal Tom Keever a big “Go JETS!” WNC Community Health Services is a leader in health outcomes, and they’re also leaders in fundraising.  Despite the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you don't already know about the Tumblr blog "What Should AVL Call Me?" You should check it out - it is often very funny.  But we don't usually expect to see ourselves in one of the posts but today we did! Check out What Should AVL Call Me? in full action here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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