Funny how school lunches play out in different settings. Not so funny if you are the child who is denied a meal. Here are three ways schools have approached feeding children:
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by Dr. Roger Hartley
"He carried himself in a caring, thoughtful way that made it clear that he was not there just representing Fred Simms; he was there representing the community."
- Lance Edwards, director United Way's Community Investment Fund
Fred Simms passed away on December 16, unexpectedly and too, too soon.
A to the record 323 individuals, groups and families celebrating “A Day On, Not a Day Off” in honor of Dr. King and his vision for a community united in service to one another. This partnership with Land of Sky Regional Council’s Senior Corps Program and United Way’s Hands On Asheville-Buncombe organized this inter-generational day of service, expecting 200 volunteers, but a record-shattering 323 people came together. The volunteer efforts resulted in amazing support for local non profits:
An Exercise in Difficulties at Many Levels
Another snow day for schools means scrambling on all sides. As a parent, I would be so frustrated because I still had to get to work and now I had to figure out what to do with my children. Old enough to stay home? They would wreck the house! Need child care? Programs might open at 10, but I had an 8:30 meeting! And then, as it often happens in the mountains of WNC, by noon the roads are clear and the sky is sunny. However, as a school board member, I soon understood how complicated it is.
The NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center has received its third consecutive award of accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). AIRS Accreditation signifies commitment to the highest standards in the field in the areas of service quality and effectiveness, community involvement, and organizational stability.
Last year, United Way passed a resolution at our May board meeting supporting Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina. Since then, a lot of conflicting information has made its way to the public. The WNC Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Group addresses common myths below.
Oh, the power of a new year. It is that natural point in time where we look back, take stock, look ahead and dream.
We know you care deeply about our community and want us to be a strong and vibrant place for all our neighbors. Your donation to United Way supports the Education, Income and Health of our community. And right now, your donation of $250 or more to our Community Investment Fund will also put you in the running for a brand new KIA Soul, courtesy of Paramount KIA of Asheville.
Our neighbors at the YWCA are holding an event on Jan. 6 and we want you to know about it. Be among the first to explore the new voting law taking effect in 2014. Here is a link the YWCA's facebook event.