Big THANKS to Austin Grainger and the Arden Target store! Today he delivered 20, six-foot, pre-lit Christmas trees. We have coordinated with our nonprofit partners who will in turn distribute these trees to families they know are in need.
Thanks Target! And thanks to our partners who do such great work.
Last year, over 10% of 2-1-1's call volume was from individuals seeking assistance for utility bills. Cold weather often increases our area's need for utility assistance, as many community members struggle with the high cost of keeping their families warm each winter.
Did you know that nationally 1,200,000, or 1 in 3, teens drop out of high school every year?
By the time Amanda called 2-1-1 of WNC, she was at her wits’ end. She had done all she could to encourage her 12-year-old son, Jackson, as he struggled with school and his new environment now that she was divorced from his dad. However, Jackson needed more help than Amanda could provide. He tried to overcome a reading disorder, dyslexia, and had become a B student at the beginning of middle school, but his gains were being erased by his bad behavior, and he now disliked school.
Here it is! The video you've heard folks talking about... the campaign announcement made at Celebration on November 4th. Enjoy!
It's here! The new and improved Hands On Asheville-Buncombe web site is up and running. It's not only really good looking, it also has a lot of new and exciting features including a more powerful search tool that will make it even easier to find just the right volunteer opportunity for you!
United Way is excited to begin a new blog dedicated to discussing Education topics. Check back soon and join the conversation!
We’re excited to announce that on November 5th, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
will launch a new and improved website with lots of exciting features including a
powerful search tool that will make it even easier to find just the right volunteer
opportunity for you!
To accommodate this transition, Handsonasheville.org will be inaccessible
between November 2nd- 4th. The new and improved Handsonasheville.org will be
up and running on November 5th.
Don't miss a great opportunity to celebrate a year of Living United! So many great people; Givers, Advocates and Volunteers alike, accomplished a lot over the last year and it's time to take a moment and honor those efforts.
We'll be at the Crowne Plaza from 8:15-10am November 4. Good food, good people, a lot of laughter... we hope to see you there...
United Way's Middle School Success Initiative supports a number of efforts that improve and increase opportunities for middle school youth. In Real Life (IRL) at Asheville Middle School is one of those partnerships.
Here's a video that shows just how exciting things are over there!