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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
News of Don Locke's passing is still incomprehensible to a community that drew strength from his loving spirit, his welcoming smile and his fierce commitment to social justice. Our heartfelt condolences to Don's wife Marjorie, his daughters and all who loved him. You can read his obituary here. Listing the varied and multiple roles Don held as an active volunteer, board member and committee chair for United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County would not come close to conveying the importance that his insight, wit, warmth and personality contributed to our world.   Don was a long time member of the board between the years of 1997 and 2010 and...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
We wanted to let everyone know that we just received a phone call from a member of our community. She had been contacted by a General Roland Jeffrey with the "MultiNational Corporation" on Facebook, looking for financial support of their work to assist Syrian refugees. This person referenced that they had worked with United Way and specifically our United Way. While there were some legitimate sounding parts of the story, there were others that smelled distinctly like a scam to her. She alerted us to it and we agree. If you've been approached by anyone, referring to us in any capacity like this, please report that to facebook and also let us...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
View the full list of grants made by NobleCause United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to announce being named as the recipient of a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. Seven awards of $50,000 were available to organizations working to assemble partners to develop volunteer leaders to work toward multiplying the number of volunteers needed to address significant local issues. These funds will support expansion of volunteer support for local middle school youth. “Research tells us that if a student misses more than 10 percent...
Friday, April 29, 2016
We've been garnering some good coverage about some aspects of our work.  Here is a sample: United Way as a whole In September of 2015, the AC-T editorial board submitted this piece about our work and our strategic vision. Middle School Success In April 2016, Carolina Public Press wrote up this in depth article about our work at the three pilot schools. In their special edition, "Big Ideas", Mountain Xpress delved into our work, impressed with the features our Early Warning and Response System will afford us in our efforts to support students in local middle schools. 2016 Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Thanks to Mountain Xpress we got some...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library is presenting a six part series called Asheville in the 1980s: A  Formative Decade Told by Those Who Shaped It If you missed the first in the series you can check out the blog where you will also find the full schedule of the remaining public forums about key moments in our community during the 1980's. But whatever you do, don't miss out when our very own former VP of Community Investment, Ann Von Brock joins Ellen Clarke to moderate a session on Social Activism & Social Agencies on Wednesday June 29.  
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Able Allen, Mountain Xpress Carl Sandburg called Chicago the “city of the big shoulders”; if he were alive today, he might describe Asheville as “the city of the big thinkers,” acknowledging the passion so many area residents display in seeking out new solutions to the issues we face. On many fronts, creative new approaches are being hatched and put in play. Big ideas can seem small at first, but even the huge tulip poplars of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest germinated from tiny seeds. These solutions may address problems small or large; they may also be a new way of looking at something that seems to be working reasonably well. Sometimes, the...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A Nonprofit Town Hall for Western North Carolina Get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2016 Date:   Monday, February 22 Time:   2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location:  Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 Cost:  FREE Nonprofits were at the center of many of last year's biggest state policy debates. As state legislators prepare for their 2016 session in April, many of their top priorities will again involve issues of critical importance to nonprofits.  At the Nonprofit Town Hall, you'll have the opportunity to: Hear about the latest trends, plus recent and upcoming public policy...
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Have you gotten the news? Smart Start of Buncombe County is now Buncombe Partnership for Children. They have been investing in the First 2,000 Days of a child’s life for almost 20 years in Buncombe County and their mission and vision remain the same: Mission: strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development begins at birth. Vision: every child in our community will reach his or her fullest potential and be prepared for lifelong success.  Please visit their new website, to learn more about their work. Check out their Impact Report  and be sure to LIKE on...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
We are excited to announce that our volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, launched their new website this week with help from Galaxy Digital, a local Asheville-based company. Galaxy collaborates with United Ways around the country to support community volunteer efforts using their Get Connected database. Great New Features First and foremost - our web address is still the same: handsonasheville.org. With the new site, volunteers will be able to search and signup for service opportunities with ease using a simple user-friendly design volunteers can "like" certain causes or specific agencies - so when an opportunity in one is posted,...
Friday, January 8, 2016
The following announcement comes from our partners at Pisgah Legal Services. Don't forget - if you ever have questions about these or other kinds of services, just dial 2-1-1 and one of our referral specialist will get the information you need. ACA Open Enrollment Ends January 31st! Sign Up for Health Insurance, Avoid Penalties, But Hurry – Time Is Running Out! “#Get Covered, Stay Covered” Free Events This January Time is running out for those who need to sign up for health insurance during ACA Open Enrollment. Pisgah Legal Services, and other ACA Partners of WNC, can help with free, unbiased, in-person assistance taking place now through...

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