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Thursday, November 29, 2012
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe announces today the beginning of its 2013-2014 community investment process, which will advance the work of United Way’s Education, Income and Health focus areas.The competitive grant process is open to programs with results clearly aligned with the community-level results United Way seeks in Education, Income and Health. Other requirements include:  Be a 501(c)(3) or public, tax-exempt health and human service organization Serve Buncombe County residents Meet United Way’s Standards of Excellence Meet United Way’s Contractual Obligations Attend an orientation session in January To RSVP for an orientation...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you’re looking for a way to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, please think about giving to United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.  With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. We give...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The data is in: our 2011-2012 investments in Education, Income and Health yielded a return on investment of 120%! We measure a return on investment not in dollars, but in lives changed for the better. From our investment of $2.7 million, we had expected to see 59,000 people improve their lives in measurable ways in the areas of Education, Income and Health. When the results came in, more than 71,000 people had improved their lives.   Applicants for funding estimate the client results they expect to produce during the upcoming year. At the end of the grant cycle, those programs report on the actual results they achieved and captured using...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Get ready for a big day everyone. The US Sentate has declared November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day.  In other words "Yay for 2-1-1!"  Below are some more offical statements  -    November 16 is an affirmation that the U.S. Senate: supports the designation of November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day in order to raise public awareness about the existence and importance of information and referral services available to all people in the United States to more effectively target those services to reach individuals most in need encourages activities in communities across the United States...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A to the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and the companies that helped kick off a tremendous annual giving campaign. As chair of the United Way’s Trailblazers, I have had the pleasure of working with the companies that pledged to increase their giving by 10 percent or more before the campaign’s official start in September. This year’s Trailblazers are: the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; Asheville Specialty Hospital; Beverly-Hanks Associates; Blue Ridge X-Ray, Carter; PC Accounting & Consulting; Forest Commercial Bank; Housing Authority of Asheville; McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA; Medical Action Industries; Patla,...
Monday, October 1, 2012
Asheville City/Buncombe County Public Services held a Chili Cookoff on Friday to drum up interest and support for their United Way campaign.Many thanks to everyone that came out to cook, to eat, to cheer each other on. Special thanks to Chief Burnette, Chief Anderson and Sherrif Duncan for their leadership in making this happen and to our celebrity judges: representing Bouchon - Bill Cooke, from Pack's Tavern - Ross Franklin, and Emily Patrick the new food writer at Mt. Xpress.     But here's what everyone wants to know, who won? 16 Teams made Chili but only four could be crowned a winner:  The “Like a Precious Snowflake” award (Most Unique...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
On October 1 we will select the winner so it's not too late for your to check them out, vote or submit your own written or video story.  Follow the link and join in the fun!  What does the winner get? Their very own iPad, that's what. 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This comes from our friends at OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling Register today for Ontrack WNC’s October 6th Women and Money Conference Lunch and all materials included in $15 registration fee. Workshops, taught by local female financial professionals, are filling fast. Click here for workshop descriptions. Keynote speaker Jessica Chilton Founder of Spark Creative Wellness. Contact Sarah Brown to register for FREE with available scholarships!  
Monday, September 24, 2012
Don't forget about this opportunity to meet local candidates...  Monday, Sept 24 6:30- 9 pm Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech,   340 Victoria Rd Countywide Meet & Greet and Forum. Get to know the candidates running for countywide office: Buncombe County School Board, Register of Deeds, and County Commission Chair. Find other opportunities here. 
Monday, September 24, 2012
This opportunity comes from Children First/Communities In Schools and Together NC. What's up with NC's budget cuts? Find out at NC's Worth It forum, Oct 2, 6:30 PM If you want to better understand the impact of state budget cuts to our community and what can be done to restore investments in education, health, safety, and envirnoment then join Children First/CIS and Together NC at the NC's Worth It forum on October 2nd.  Come listen to the discussion and learn how a seemingly-unrelated tax break for wealthy corporations might mean a loss of state funds for new textbooks at your child’s school. Or how decisions made over the last two years...

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