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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25. 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, May 21, 2015
On May 20, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Board of Directors approved its 2015-2016 Investment Strategy, the result of a competitive grant process in which $2.2 million will be invested in 82 high-quality local programs. Final reports from last year’s funded partners improved the lives of almost 63,000 people right here in Buncombe County. For some, this means gaining access to their first affordable home, for others it means support and training following a layoff. In the area of education, United Way invests in programs that span an entire educational spectrum - from school readiness in kindergarten to supportive programs...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Your contributions are a powerful demonstration of your commitment to our community and a great example of what it means to LIVE UNITED! When you give to United Way’s Community Investment Fund you are telling others that you believe in the power of people working together to make OUR community stronger. Throughout these reports are examples of how your support for United Way helps us to fulfill our mission: Unite People. Improve Lives. Strengthen Community. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is about local giving with local impact. We believe in fiscal transparency and our 2014 annual reports are available online. To view a report,...
Monday, March 30, 2015
Our offices will be closed on Friday, April 3. However, NC 2-1-1 information and referral specialists 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. Office space is available in our building located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. More information is available here.
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...

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