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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We've got some exciting news to share. Actually, make that double exciting! Bookfair November 28-December 4 For the second year, Barnes & Noble has selected us as a recipient of a Bookfair. From November 28 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) until December 4, a percentage of all sales at brick-and-mortar locations and on BN.com will be donated to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County when you use voucher code 11657244. JOIN US ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, FOR A PRIVATE SHOPPING EVENT TO JUMP START THE BOOKFAIR> (There will be activities for kids and adults!) It's the perfect chance to purchase holiday gifts such as DVDs, educational...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
We've become a partner in The Success Equation. The effort, under the umbrella of Children First/CIS, unites community partners to reduce the incidence of poverty and its impact on children in Buncombe County through education, collaboration, and public policy, resulting in an environment where all children can thrive. As a partner, we will share information and opportunities related to The Success Equation and hope you will take the time to learn more about the kinds of issues our community is working on. Other partners include the Cathedral of All Souls, Girl Scouts Peak to Piedmont, Junior League of Asheville, Just Economics, InnovoGraph...
Friday, September 4, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7. However, NC 2-1-1 will still be available 24 hours a day, just as they are 365 days a year. Other agencies in the United Way Community Services Center may be open; please call them to confirm.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Volunteers can help collect books at the UNC-TV booth and enjoy a complimentary day at the fair. There are also opportunities to volunteer as a group. Visit UNC-TV's website, call their volunteer services hotline at 1-877-549-3222, or email volunteer@unctv.org. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. September is here and that means the North Carolina Mountain State Fair is, too! This year, UNC-TV is collecting books for middle school students and other local programs at the fair, which runs September 11 through September 20. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County will distribute them through Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, The POP...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
by Ron KatzCommunity Fund Director While the Voter Information Verification Act passed by the NC General Assembly and signed by the Governor in 2013 requires a state-approved photo ID, some modifications were made to the law this past June. There is still a lawsuit pending, no decision has been issued yet, but please note: If the law is not changed, the first time you will need to bring a photo ID to vote is for the elections in 2016.  It will not affect any elections this year. The modifications allow people a whole host of reasons that can be used to allow them to vote should they have impediments to obtaining a photo ID.  Stay tuned for...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
United Way of North Carolina, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, and community partners throughout Western North Carolina are proud to announce the expanded coverage area of the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center. The Asheville Center previously offered information and referral service to seven counties, but expanded to 16 on July 1. NC 2-1-1 is a free, confidential phone number and website that provides a connection to 18,000 resources such as veteran services, utility assistance, legal aid, health care, job training, child care, and much more. "The staff at NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center is thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve Western...
Friday, July 24, 2015
In response to recent news articles, we have fielded questions from several people asking if we fund Planned Parenthood. In addition, we've seen images circulating on social media that align the United Way network with funding of that organization. We appreciated the opportunity to clarify the issue with these individuals and want to share the same information for everyone on our website: United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County does not fund Planned Parenthood. A complete list of our funded partners can be found here. What you can do As a supporter of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we hope that you will help us by...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
“In lieu of flowers, the family requests that today you pay tribute to George by simply reaching out and helping someone who is in need. This simple act would sum up his life.” What a profoundly beautiful statement. Each of us, regardless of position or wealth, can reach out to improve another person’s life, if only to let them know they are not alone. It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that George Pfeiffer, former CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, has passed away. George served as our President and CEO from 1984 to his retirement in 1999. George had also worked with United Way of Dade County, United Way of...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
by Ron KatzCommunity Fund Director The national AmeriCorps program strengthens community collaborations that have improved student success, delivered services to the elderly, and improved trails and greenways. In Buncombe County, many nonprofits place AmeriCorps members to provide important services in our community including United Way (Middle School Success Initiative), Children First/Communities in Schools (Project Power), Asheville City Schools Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. AmeriCorps members work as tutors and mentors at schools, as well as in after-school programs, among dozens and dozens of assignments. If funding is cut,...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. However, NC 2-1-1 will still be available 24 hours a day, just as they are 365 days a year. Other agencies in the United Way Community Services Center may be open; please call them to confirm.

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