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My Team Will Win the "Golden Hairbrush" Trophy

You could walk away from Kickoff with a glorious trophy and massive bragging rights - if you participate in the Lip Sync Contest!

But first, you've got to read the rules, assemble your team, and be one of the first ten teams to submit your form before Sept 1 (5pm). This deadline is serious. We've already had teams scratching at our door, wanting to join in the fun so don't delay - this is a first come first served signup sheet.

Feel free to share a link with us if there is a particular version of the song you'd prefer we use.
Number each team member (1-10 max) and include the team captain's name.

Women United Spotlight: Kathy Volatile

We love puttting the spotlight on some of our standout volunteers and donors. Kathy Volatile is one of those people. She has been a great supporter of our work and Women United and we hope you get the chance to meet her at one of our next events.

Pictured: Kathy and her husband (and former United Way board chair) Dr. Leon Elliston.

 

 

 

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Drop in Juvenile Crime Rate

On June 11, 2017 Kate Pett and Brian Randall of the Asheville City Schools Foundation and In Real Life program, wrote an article for the Asheville Citizen-Times. In it, they share important information about the dramatic decrease in juvenile crime complaints in our community and the powerful impact that local programs are having on this story. Three parts of this story stand out:

This is What We Do: NC 2-1-1

When asked to identify a transformational moment from 2016, Marla Browne, our teammate and NC 2-1-1’s Asheville Call Center director, didn’t hesitate; “Hurricane Matthew” was her response.

This is not a drill

This was the first time North Carolina’s statewide Emergency Management department utilized NC 2-1-1 to serve as a support service during a disaster response.

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The Impact of WNC Nonprofit Pathways

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is a co-founder and ongoing supporter of WNC Nonprofit Pathways. This organization is dedicated to the ongoing support and cultivation of the nonprofit sector in our region. We know what a valuable resource this is for our region, but there's nothing like an in-person testimonial to drive the point home.

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Duke Energy tackles the grounds at Owen Middle School

Last week, Duke Energy had over a dozen volunteers working out at Owen Middle School. Volunteers spread a base layer of mulch on a soon-to-be ropes course, as well as built some low elements of the ropes course. Volunteers also cleared invasive species to make room for outdoor classrooms. All of these projects are part of Owen Middle School's Natural Impact Initiative.

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