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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
  Check out the electronic-only release of the annual report focusing on the work of Hands On Asheville-Buncombe.      
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
If you haven't already seen it, Carolina Public Press just released an article about nonprofit organizations and the effect the economy has had on the increased demand for their services and their ability to raise funds. Vicki Lloyd, Marketing Director for United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and Rachael Nygaard 2-1-1 Director were both interviewed for this article. 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Many thanks to the Asheville Chamber and BB&T for the opportunity to host this morning's Breakfast Before Hours.  What a great crowd of enthusiastic people!  We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.    If you weren't able to make it - here are some photos.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Well this is the day that we get an "official pass" to get all sorts of goofy and goey about those we love.  We at United Way have a whole lot of love for you and our greater community of Asheville and Buncombe County (and of course NC, our country and our gorgeous globe!)   Here are just a few messages from those of us in the office right now: Thank you for being “sweethearts” to our community - Karen Vernon, Finance   Listening is an act of love! With much appreciation and respect, we wish all our callers in the community a Happy Valentine's Day! - Yours Truly, 2-1-1 Referral Specialists   You make me smile... - Lisa Ross, Administration...
Monday, February 13, 2012
We are so proud to announce that Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and Meritor have been named Spirit of North Carolina award winners for their commitment to supporting United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.The Spirit of North Carolina Awards for Campaign Excellence is sponsored annually by the United Way of North Carolina. The awards program provides statewide recognition for exceptional management and employee commitment and support to communities through local United Way involvement. The competitive awards are presented to honor corporate and not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate excellence in their United Way campaigns.   Learn more...
Monday, February 6, 2012
Well maybe we're info-geeks but we found this 2012 Guidebook by Buncombe County Government to be quite informative and interesting.  So what did we like most?  Easy to find contact info for our elected officials and administrators The governmental department structure All the practical information about living more intentionally Updates on projects like the new addition to the county building, green energy and all the greenways All the new technologies from youtube channels to apps that have been created to help us engage with our government services better oh and the awards our folks have gotten - congrats to the web designers and our...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Are you all about connecting people in our community to meaningful volunteer opportunities?  Do you believe that when our community joins together to tackle problems we are all stronger for it?  If so... we are searching for a director of Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, a program of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.   Are you all about ensuring that work environments are functional, efficient and welcoming? Do you want to work somewhere that values your contributions and where you know that your efforts support work that impacts our greater community?  If so... United Way is looking for a new Administrative Assistant.   Do you love...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wow, 2011 you were an incredible whirlwind!  So much happened and here are just a few of the highlights we thought you'd want to know about: 2011 Highlights Day of Caring turned 20 and 2-1-1 of WNC turned 10. With assistance from our Middle School Success Initiative, the YMCA added Owen Middle School to their after-school programming. We debuted an online grant application software and greatly improved the application process for our partners and our volunteers. We launched a new interactive website and a monthly e-newsletter.  Check them out if you haven’t already. We received 501(h) status.  To explain, Federal law allows nonprofits to...
Friday, December 9, 2011
A record number of attendees were present for Tuesday morning's Legislative Briefing by the NC Budget and Tax Center and United Way of North Carolina.  The gathering, held at AB Tech's Enka campus is one of 10 being held across the state and is expected to be the largest.   Each year the Legislative Briefing brings analysis of economic conditions, budgetary decisions and assesments of their combined impact on our state and local communities. Non-profits and local governments utilize this information so that they can be better informed and prepared for the issues that lie ahead.    Here is the Companion Guide that was provided to participants...
Friday, December 2, 2011
Big THANKS to Austin Grainger and the Arden Target store! Today he delivered 20, six-foot, pre-lit Christmas trees. We have coordinated with our nonprofit partners who will in turn distribute these trees to families they know are in need. Thanks Target! And thanks to our partners who do such great work.   *Please note that United Way will not be distributing these trees directly to individuals.  Instead, all trees will be given by our nonprofit community partners to their current clients.