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Thursday, March 19, 2015
You may be hitting the gym in preparation of beach and pool season, but you've got justification to cheat a little. The folks at Ultimate Ice Cream have selected our Back-to-School Supply Drive to be the recipient of their credit card processing GiveBack program. For the next six months, we will receive a percentage of all credit card sales. Last summer, Ultimate Ice Cream dished caramel ice cream in support of the Back-to-School Supply Drive. That effort helped us shatter previous records and send 1,101 fully-stocked backpacks into the community so all students could start the year equipped to succeed. This year's drive begins on June 20....
Friday, March 6, 2015
Western North Carolina accounting firm Johnson Price Sprinkle (JPS) was presented the Spirit of North Carolina award during United Way of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting in Pinehurst. “We are so proud of JPS and all of the great organizations who support Asheville and Buncombe County. We live in one of the greatest places where businesses, government and nonprofits come together to build a strong community,” says David Bailey, President/CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. “For JPS to be recognized statewide shows how much they support making this a wonderful place to live and work for everyone.” The Spirit of North Carolina...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Join us on March 12 as we learn more about how our community can impact the lives of middle school youth, their families and neighboring communities. Learn more about GradNation and sign up today!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Mother Nature has thrown us an icy curveball, but our annual LIVE UNITED Celebration is still on for tomorrow morning. We can’t wait to celebrate a successful year and share our plans for the coming months. Below, you’ll find a few reminders to ensure a quick registration tomorrow morning. Live United CelebrationDoubleTree Hotel – 115 Hendersonville RoadWednesday Feb. 188:00-9:30 am The entrance to the Burghley Ballroom is closest to the BACK of the building, where you’ll find plenty of parking and a door that leads directly to registration. (There will be directional signs in the parking lot, too.) A buffet breakfast will be served at 8:00...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
We know taxes can be tough, especially for people who aren't sure which deductions they qualify for, whose first language isn’t English, or who have trouble because of their age or a disability. The NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center can connect you to more than 18,000 services throughout the state including financial education and tax preparation assistance. Through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, State Employees Credit Union can help you file a free tax return if you have a 2014 household income of $57,000 or less. Walk-in to any branch of SECU in Buncombe County, drop off your tax information and a volunteer will complete in...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
We're happy to announce that we're now an official member of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA), aligning with over 380 local businesses advocating for a healthy, collaborative local economy. We join other nonprofit partners including Asheville Humane Society, Mountain BizWorks, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, Asheville Music School and others. "United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is about local giving with local impact. With the help of thousands of volunteers, we work to build our community by investing in programs that focus on three areas: education, income and health. Last year, these programs improved...
Monday, January 26, 2015
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to honor and celebrate George and Barbara Groome, recipients of the 2014 Tocqueville Award. The award was presented during the Tocqueville Society's annual dinner at the home of Keith and Barbra Love on Thursday, January 22. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. To view a gallery of the evening, please click here. For decades, the Groomes have been two of Buncombe County’s premier volunteers, donating time, talent and expertise in countless ways to improve lives and make our community a...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Friday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However, NC 2-1-1 will still be available 24 hours a day, just as they are 365 days a year. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe will also be coordinating the MLK Jr. Intergenerational Day of Service at Eliada until noon. Other agencies in the United Way Community Services Center may be open; please call them to check. Office space is available in our building located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. More information is available here.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Friday, January 9 for our annual staff retreat. 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 will be open. Office space is available in our building located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. More information is available here.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
To celebrate the start of our annual Community Campaign, we partnered with Asheville Brewing Company (ABC) for a benefit beer back in September. It on tap in their tasting rooms on Coxe Avenue and Merrimon Avenue throughout September and helped promote our work outside the traditional areas you might find people discussing United Way. And it was pretty tasty; all 17 kegs were gone in just under three weeks!   Showing the true generosity we've come to expect from Asheville's brewing community, head brewer Doug Riley presented us with a check for $2,500 from ABC. David Bailey, President/CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County,...

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