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We've got some exciting news to share. Actually, make that double exciting!
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 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.
Women's Leadership Council recently completed the second annual Holiday Gift Drive. More than 550 books and 150 games, educational toys, and gift cards were collected for middle school students in Asheville and Buncombe County! Mission Health took notice and awarded WLC an "A" grade on Asheville Citizen-Times' weekly report card.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland has announced United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County as a supported partner for 2014. What does that mean? You'll receive $2 off of your vehicle's admission and they'll donate $1 to the Community Investment Fund. Just stop by our office on 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville to pick up a coupon.
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. 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.
Office space is available in our building located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. More information is available here.
Last year, we held our first holiday gift drive—and we hit a home run, collecting far more items for middle school students than we anticipated. This year, the gift pile looks dismal in comparison. It's not too late for you to help us turn that around, though!
David Wiggins serves as Chair of our Community Campaign. Campaign volunteers are key to our success every year, driving energy and information into the community. As our annual Community Campaign gets in full swing, David wrote a guest column for the Asheville Citizen-Times, which ran in the September 14 edition. You can read the complete piece on the AC-T website.