According to yesterday's blog post by United Way Worldwide's US President, Stacey Stewart, "Congressional leaders should be commended for crafting a bipartisan package that will save the working family credits. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, while not perfect, is a strong step forward for working Americans and will make it easier for struggling families to achieve financial stability and to pay for things like child...Read More
The team at the City of Asheville is no joke - they are bound and determined to raise more money than they ever have before and here's one of the best workplace ideas we've seen in a while. Who wouldn't want to bring their dog to work? The drawing is in January and we'll be sure to share the photos with you then.
Do you have any bright ideas you could implement at your workplace?
Send them to us!
Ashley Ensley is an Audit Senior Manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. She's also a member of Women's Leadership Council, a network of passionate and influential women focused on supporting the Middle School Success initiative. We get to know her a little better in this month's WLC Spotlight.
Why do you volunteer and give to United Way?Because I see the difference that the UW makes on my community. After having two children of my own (ages five...Read More
Helen called 2-1-1 wanting to make sure that someone knew that she was wheelchair bound, living alone and in a floodplain. She wanted to know who could help her if flooding began.
Carlos called looking for help at his mother's house. Every time it rained, raw sewage spilled into her yard. He didn't know who to call for help.
Lena was running out of food and was afraid that if the bridge went out she'd be stuck without anything for her children....Read More
Dr. David Hardy is Assistant Director of Operations at APEX Brain Centers. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know him a little better in this month's HC Spotlight.
What is the last movie you watched? American Sniper
What is the last song you listened to? "...Read More
ENGAGED COMMUNITIES - During the past few years, Enka Middle School has been hard at work creating a welcoming campus for students, staff, families and community members. Volunteer groups are essential to this effort.
That's where United Way could help. In late September, we organized a group of volunteers from Duke Energy to help transform a forgotten space on Enka Middle’s campus into a vibrant outdoor classroom. The volunteers power-washed,...Read More
If you've come to our past few events, you know we've been collecting items to stock student resource pantries at local middle schools. We thought we'd give you a better idea of how they work and how you can continue to support schools in your neighborhoods. Given the proper resources and opportunities to be successful, all students can experience the power and freedom that results from a sound education.
Over 750 homeless students were...Read More
by Elisa JacobsAssistant Director of Enrollment Management, Lenoir-Rhyne University
The statistics about poverty in our community are sobering: one in four children in Buncombe County live in poverty. One of my favorite authors, Brené Brown, says, “If you want to make a difference, the next time you see someone being cruel to another human being, take it personally. Take it personally because it is personal!” The fact that there are over 750...Read More
Malina Blanton works at Wells Fargo. She's also a member of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know her a little better in this month's HC Spotlight.
What is the last movie you watched? Well, I am not good at watching movies...it’s hard for me to sit still that long! However, the last movie I watched was...Read More
Nancy Horowitz is a Sales Executive with Galaxy Digital. She's also a member of Women's Leadership Council, a network of passionate and influential women focused on supporting the Middle School Success initiative. We get to know her a little better in this month's WLC Spotlight.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned during your career? Setting expectations and following-up accordingly is so important. For most of my career, I helped...Read More