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In latest round of grants, COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $3 million to 72 nonprofits aiding those impacted most by the pandemic

More than $3 million has been awarded to 72 nonprofits in the fifth round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Harris Teeter launches campaign to support United Way and The Salvation Army

Harris Teeter announced today the launch of its United Way and Salvation Army Round Up Campaign. Now through Nov. 17, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout.

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In final round, Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $100,000 to 19 local nonprofits serving those impacted by the pandemic

$100,900 has been awarded to 19 local nonprofits in the final round of grants from the Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Grant Applications for COVID-19 Response Fund Due by Sept. 11; Open to Local Nonprofits Serving Those Affected by the Pandemic

Applications for the next round of grants through Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s COVID-19 Response Fund are due by noon, Sept. 11.

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Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund grants $109,890 to nine local organizations serving those impacted by the pandemic

The Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund awarded $109,890 to nine local organizations serving those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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North Carolina families struggling to make ends meet even before COVID-19 hit, according to new data

The United Way of North Carolina and United Ways across the state—including United Way of Central Carolinas—are releasing the updated Self-Sufficiency Standard for North Carolina 2020, which defines the minimum income needed to realistically support a family without public or private assistance in North Carolina.

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United Way of Central Carolinas and Truist partner to spread message of unity

A new television and social media advertising campaign by United Way and Truist Financial Corporation aims to spark hope and optimism for the future and the importance of working together to build stronger communities.

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United Ways ask families across North Carolina to complete important survey to assess the economic impact of COVID-19

United Way of North Carolina has launched a statewide survey to assess how COVID-19 has impacted community members across the state.

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United Way of Central Carolinas and Union County Community Foundation grant $75,000 to 7 local organizations serving those impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Union County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, awarded $75,000 in grants to seven local nonprofits aiding those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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United Way awards $75,000 in grants to eight Anson County nonprofits serving those impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Central Carolinas has awarded $75,000 in grants to eight Anson County nonprofits aiding people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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In latest round of grants, COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $4.3 million to 97 nonprofits aiding those impacted by pandemic

More than $4.3 million has been awarded to 97 nonprofits in the fourth round of grants from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg COVID-19 Response Fund.

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In latest round, Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund grants more than $115,000 to 11 local organizations serving those impacted by the pandemic

In the latest round of grants, the Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund has awarded $115,300 to 11 local organizations serving those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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In latest round, Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund awards $100,000 to 11 local nonprofits serving those impacted by the pandemic

$100,000 has been awarded to 11 local nonprofits in the fourth round of grants from the Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund. Through four rounds of grantmaking, the fund has issued more than $500,000 to local nonprofits providing critical support to those most affected by the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Response Fund announces more than $275,000 in grants to local arts organizations in support of artists, staff, online education and programming for children

In a supplemental round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund, $275,500 was awarded to 11 local arts and cultural organizations to support artists, staff and online programming and educational opportunities for children and families.

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Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers and United Way of Central Carolinas Support EVERFI’s EduCup Challenge, Bringing Together Six Major Sports Leagues and United Way Worldwide

The Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers and United Way of Central Carolinas are announcing their support of the first-of-its-kind EduCup Challenge for students who are homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund grants more than $80,000 to 10 local organizations serving those impacted by the pandemic

In the latest round of grants, $80,500 has been awarded from the Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund to 10 local organizations serving those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Humana Foundation commits $500,000 to COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing fundraising total for effort past $19 million

The Humana Foundation announced it is committing $500,000 to the community-wide efforts of the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing the fundraising total to more than $19 million.

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COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $3.5 million to 67 local nonprofits aiding victims of coronavirus crisis in third round of grants

More than $3.5 million has been awarded to 67 local nonprofits in the third round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund awards $67,500 to seven local nonprofits serving those impacted by the pandemic in latest round of grants

$67,500 has been awarded to seven local nonprofits in the third round of grants from the Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Pamlico Capital commits $1 million to support COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing fundraising total for effort to $18.5 million

Pamlico Capital announced it is committing $1 million to support the community-wide efforts of the COVID-19 Response Fund. To date, more than $18.5 million has been raised for the fund.

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United Way grants $50K to Anson County nonprofits serving those impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Central Carolinas has awarded $50,000 in grants to six Anson County nonprofits aiding people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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United Way of Central Carolinas and Union County Community Foundation grant $108,000 to 8 local organizations serving those impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Central Carolinas and the Union County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, awarded $108,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits aiding those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Union County Awarded Over $217K Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Union County has been awarded $217,617 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts.

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Cabarrus County Awarded Nearly $200K Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Cabarrus County has been awarded $198,811 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts.

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Mecklenburg County Awarded Over $1.1M Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Mecklenburg County has been awarded $1,160,117 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts.

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United Way opens Unite Charlotte, United Neighborhoods grant cycles

United Way of Central Carolinas has opened its 2021 grant cycles for Unite Charlotte and United Neighborhoods – two programs that are part of the agency’s community impact strategy for strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and advancing racial equity.

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COVID-19 Response Fund surpasses $17 million in donations

In just over a month since launching, the COVID-19 Response Fund led by United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation For The Carolinas surpasses $17M.

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Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $165,000 to 18 local nonprofits serving those impacted by the pandemic in latest round of grants

More than $165,000 has been awarded to 18 local nonprofits in the second round of grants from the Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund grants $143,000 to 12 local organizations serving those impacted by the pandemic

In the latest round of grants, $143,000 was awarded from the Iredell County COVID-19 Response Fund to 12 nonprofits serving those impacted by coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Response Fund announces new round of grants to local arts organizations to support artists, staff and online programming

In a supplemental round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund, more than $434,000 was awarded to five local arts and cultural organizations to support artists, staff and online programming for children and families.

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COVID-19 Response Fund awards more than $3 million to 51 local nonprofits aiding victims of coronavirus crisis in second round of grants

More than $3 million has been awarded to 51 local nonprofits in the second round of grants from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Cabarrus COVID-19 Response Fund awards $170,000 to 19 local nonprofits impacted by coronavirus crisis in first round of grants

Nearly $170,000 has been awarded to 19 local nonprofits in the first round of grants from the Cabarrus County COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Charlotte Hornets Foundation commits $100,000 to COVID-19 Response Fund, part of larger, multi-faceted $250,000 effort

The Charlotte Hornets Foundation donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist Mecklenburg County residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic that has already raised more than $15 million.

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A $1 million gift from John M. Belk Endowment pushes COVID-19 Response Fund to $15 million in total donations

The John M. Belk Endowment announced it is donating $1 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist Mecklenburg County residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ally Financial, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, EY and Knight Foundation give combined $2 million to COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund launched by United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation For The Carolinas reaches over $13M with gifts from Ally Financial, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ernst & Young and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation.

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COVID-19 Response Fund awards nearly $3 million to 14 local nonprofits aiding victims of coronavirus crisis in first round of grants

Nearly $3 million has been awarded to 14 nonprofits in the first round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund, launched by United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation for the Carolinas.

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Coca-Cola Consolidated adds $1 million to COVID-19 Response Fund, raising overall total to more than $11 million

Coca-Cola Consolidated announced it is donating $1 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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C.D. Spangler Foundation and National Gypsum add $1 million to COVID-19 Response Fund

The C.D. Spangler Foundation and National Gypsum announced a $1 million commitment to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Carolina Panthers Owner David Tepper and Bank of America each commit $1 million to COVID-19 Response Fund

The David A. Tepper Charitable Foundation and Bank of America each announced they are donating $1 million apiece to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dais X commits $15,000 to COVID-19 Response Fund supporting City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County community members impacted by coronavirus

Charlotte-based Dais X is donating $15,000 to a community-wide fund launched by Foundation For the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas to assist those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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NC 2-1-1 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. United Way of Central Carolinas has continued to provide support to bring 2-1-1 to the Charlotte region.

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The Howard R. Levine Foundation and Truist Financial Corporation each commit $1 million to COVID-19 Response Fund

The Howard R. Levine Foundation and Truist Financial Corporation announced Tuesday that they are donating $1 million each to the COVID-19 Response Fund, a community-wide effort to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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How you can help Charlotte community during coronavirus pandemic

United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation for the Carolinas have partnered to launch the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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COVID-19 Response Fund launches with $2 million donation

Charlotte-based LendingTree announced Monday that it is donating $1 million to a community-wide fund to assist those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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LendingTree makes $1 million commitment to launch community-wide fund aiding those affected by COVID-19 crisis

Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas launch the COVID-19 Response Fund to support a range of organizations assisting members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, particularly those most vulnerable.

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Community efforts underway to help families impacted amid coronavirus closures

United Way and the Foundation for the Carolinas is launching a community-wide fund to help people impacted if, for instance, their place of work shuts down. The fund will distribute money through grants to area non-profits.

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LendingTree makes $1M commitment to launch community-wide fund aiding those affected by COVID-19 crisis

Charlotte-based LendingTree announced Monday that it is donating $1 million to a community-wide fund to assist those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas are launching the COVID-19 Response Fund to support a range of organizations assisting members of the community, particularly those most vulnerable.

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County leaders provide updates as local COVID-19 cases rise to 7

Later in the afternoon at yet another press conference, this one featuring city leaders, representatives of the Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas announced the launch of the COVID-19 Response Fund in coordination with the city and the county to help support local communities most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 by funding nonprofits that serve those communities.

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New Charlotte fund to help residents impacted by COVID-19

Charlotte city leaders announced a community-wide fund to help residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mecklenburg County to ban gatherings of 50 or more as coronavirus count rises

Online financial services firm LendingTree announced a $1 million donation, which the city said it would match, to a new community fund to aid organizations that work with those affected by the virus. Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas launched the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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LendingTree, city start COVID-19 relief fund with $2M in gifts

LendingTree CEO Doug Lebda donated $1 million through his company foundation to jump-start a coronavirus relief fund Monday afternoon. He disclosed the gift as part of a news conference with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles that included a matching gift by local government.

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Coronavirus Live Local Updates

The U.S. has more than 4,660 cases and businesses, education, sports and more are being impacted as leaders continue to move to stricter measures to contain the coronavirus.

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‘Together, we will face this crisis’: Fund to help those in Charlotte impacted by coronavirus

A community-wide fund announced Monday will help those affected by the coronavirus crisis in Charlotte. LendingTree announced it is donating $1 million to the “COVID-19 Response Fund,” which is overseen by Foundation For the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas.

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City, nonprofit, corporate aid to alleviate coronavirus losses

Charlotte’s public and private sectors are stepping up to lessen the economic burden of those impacted by coronavirus.

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LendingTree, Charlotte City Council pledge $2 million in fund amid coronavirus outbreak

Charlotte-based LendingTree donated $1 million to kickstart a fundraising effort announced Monday to assuage economic blows to residents amid the novel coronavirus outbreak — a gift that Mayor Vi Lyles said the City Council will match.

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LendingTree, Charlotte City Council pledge $2 million to coronavirus response fund

Charlotte-based LendingTree and Charlotte City Council are giving a combined $2 million to a community-wide fund to assist Mecklenburg County community members affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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GreerWalker recognized for United Way support

City of Charlotte and GreerWalker LLP were named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way’s work.

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Harris Teeter recognized for United Way support

Harris Teeter won a Spirit of North Carolina Award for its support of United Way’s work.

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ATI Specialty Materials recognized for United Way support

ATI Specialty Materials won a Spirit of North Carolina Award for its support of United Way’s work. A panel of 25 judges representing United Way organizations across North Carolina reviewed more than 40 nominations to select this year’s winners, who were recognized at a luncheon Feb. 19 in Pinehurst.

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ATI Specialty Materials honored by United Way

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) announced Thursday (Feb. 20) they are honoring five local companies with their Spirit of North Carolina Award. Among the recipients is Union County’s ATI Specialty Materials.

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Five Local Companies Honored at United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

ATI Specialty Materials, City of Charlotte, GreerWalker LLP, Harris Teeter and Regions Bank have been named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way of Central Carolinas’ work across the Charlotte region.

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With Lake Arbor About To Be Sold, Judge Backs Tenants’ Legal Request

Social service agencies have been trying to find housing for those displaced by the shutdown of Lake Arbor. As of this week, 88 of 128 families they’ve interviewed were in new housing, according to the United Way’s Kathryn Firmin-Sellers.

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Elevate Health Welcomes Selected DASH Mentorship Mentees from Across the Nation

United Way of Central Carolinas has been selected as a mentee for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that helps local collaborations advance their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health.

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Nonprofits to gain deeper understanding of equity

A dozen nonprofits across the region will join United Way of Central Carolinas’ new Racial Equity Learning Community, which is designed to provide best practices for applying an equity lens to their work.

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United Way offering Racial Equity Learning Community

As part of United Way of Central Carolinas’ commitment to elevating diverse perspectives, championing inclusive programs and advancing equitable outcomes, this month a dozen nonprofit partners across the Charlotte region will join United Way’s new Racial Equity Learning Community.

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United Way Elevates Racial Equity Focus with New Learning Community

As part of United Way of Central Carolinas’ commitment to elevating diverse perspectives, championing inclusive programs and advancing equitable outcomes, this month a dozen nonprofit…

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As 2020 begins, many Lake Arbor residents still looking for new homes

The initial deadline for tenants to leave their apartments at Lake Arbor passed as the new year began, but the slow work to find stable housing for some of Charlotte’s most vulnerable residents is far from over. More than six months later relocation work continues, said Laura Yates Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Central Carolinas.

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United Way holds service events to honor life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 1,000 people in Charlotte came to find ways to help their community and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the United Way MLK Call to Service.

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United Way honors MLK through service

United Way of Central Carolinas will celebrate the life, legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual MLK Call to Service on Jan. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at The Park Expo & Conference Center.

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United Way MLK Call to Service Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

United Way of Central Carolinas will celebrate the life, legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its annual MLK Call to Service on Saturday, January 18 from noon until 2 p.m. at The Park Expo & Conference Center in Charlotte.

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ACC and United Way of Central Carolinas Continue to Support Student Literacy

The Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas once again partner to support student literacy through the ACC United Way Reading Challenge, a charitable initiative which began in 2015 and is directly connected to the ACC Football Championship Game played annually at Bank of America Stadium on the first Saturday in December.

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Finding Home: As Lake Arbor Tenants Find Housing, More Displacements Expected In City

One of Charlotte’s biggest housing stories this year has been the effort to find homes for hundreds of displaced residents at Lake Arbor apartments in west Charlotte. About half the tenants have left or been evicted since the owners announced plans to shut down and renovate the complex by the end of the year. Some have found housing, but for others, the search continues.

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NINE CHARLOTTE PROJECTS TO FOSTER A MORE CONNECTED, VIBRANT AND PROSPEROUS HISTORIC WEST END, WITH NEARLY $700,000 FROM KNIGHT FOUNDATION

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced nearly $700,000 in new funding for nine projects aimed at expanding economic opportunity, supporting resident engagement, and increasing vibrancy in Charlotte’s Historic West End. The new funding brings Knight’s total investment in West Charlotte to over $5 million since 2015.

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Historic West End receives money to help preserve, grow neighborhood

As Charlotte rapidly grows, a long underserved part of town is getting a big boost to help people find homes and preserve the treasured history of their community.

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Knight Foundation gives $700,000 for projects focused on Historic West End

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today that it will provide $700,000 to fund nine projects aimed at helping residents of the Historic West End play a greater role in shaping the rapidly gentrifying area located five minutes west of Uptown.

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Grassroots Organizers Rally Around Displaced Lake Arbor Residents

United Way representatives have stated that the organization is working on more long-term assistance options for residents.

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The long history of racist hate mail in Charlotte

More than 4,000 people responded by signing the “CLT 2019 Unity Letter,” which ran as an ad across three full pages in the Charlotte Observer on Sept. 8, as well as in the Charlotte Post and La Noticia.

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Community campaign nets $267K for Lake Arbor residents aid

United Way of Central Carolinas has raised more than $267,000 to support Lake Arbor apartment residents make the transition to new homes.

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Funds roll in for Lake Arbor tenants, but most are still looking for new homes

United Way Central Carolinas announced it’s raised nearly $270,000 for tenants at Lake Arbor, the apartment complex beset by code violations that is removing its tenants to renovate.

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Nonprofit Raising Money To Help Tenants Displaced From West Charlotte Apartments

United Way of Central Carolinas officials say they have raised nearly $270,000 to help residents displaced from the Lake Arbor apartment complex in west Charlotte. United Way Director and CEO Laura Clark says the funds will be used for a variety of needs.

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United Way raises nearly $270,000 for Lake Arbor residents

United Way of Central Carolinas raised more than $267,000 during a special appeal to the public in support of Lake Arbor apartment residents, who received notices to vacate the property beginning August 31.

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United Way raises nearly $270,000 for Lake Arbor residents

United Way of Central Carolinas announced on Monday that nearly $270,000 has been given to its Critical Need Relief Fund during a special appeal to the public in support of Lake Arbor apartment residents.

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United Way Raises Nearly $270,000 for Lake Arbor Residents

United Way of Central Carolinas is excited to announce that it raised more than $267,000 during a special appeal to the public in support of Lake Arbor apartment residents, who received notices to vacate the property beginning August 31, 2019.

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Gift helps Lake Arbor residents with housing transition Funds go to United Way for resident support

A Charlotte couple has donated $100,000 to help Lake Arbor apartment residents relocating to new homes.

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Charlotte couple donates $100,000 to assist Lake Arbor residents

The United Way of Central Carolinas announced on Tuesday a Charlotte couple is donating $100,000 as a gift in support of Lake Arbor residents who received notices to vacate the property beginning on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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United Way announces $100,000 donation to Lake Arbor effort

United Way of Central Carolinas announced a $100,000 gift from Charlotte residents Andrea and Sean Smith in support of Lake Arbor apartment residents who received notices to vacate the property beginning Saturday, Aug. 31.

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United Way Announces $100,000 Donation to Lake Arbor Effort

United Way of Central Carolinas is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift from Charlotte residents Andrea and Sean Smith in support of Lake Arbor apartment residents who received notices to vacate the property beginning August 31, 2019.

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United Way launches crisis fundraising effort to support Lake Arbor residents

United Way of Central Carolinas is accepting donations to its Critical Need Relief Fund to support residents at Lake Arbor Apartments in Mecklenburg County.

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United Way collecting donations for Lake Arbor tenants forced out of homes

The United Way is collecting donations to benefit the residents of an east Charlotte apartment complex being forced out of their homes by the property’s management.

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Displaced Lake Arbor Tenants Need $350K For Move

A community housing coalition says it will take more than a quarter-million dollars to help residents displaced by a complex-wide closure of Lake Arbor apartments.

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Displaced Lake Arbor Tenants Need $350K For Relocation, Agencies Say

Tenants being displaced by the planned closure of a west Charlotte apartment complex need about $350,000 for temporary housing and other relocation assistance.

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Moving residents from west Charlotte complex to cost at least $350,000, nonprofits say

Over two weeks in August the assessment team met with 72 households from the Lake Arbor apartments and determined relocation needs include temporary hotel accommodations, moving costs and security deposits, and short-term rental subsidies.

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Mecklenburg County Awarded Funds Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Mecklenburg County has been awarded $162,309 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts. A local Emergency Food and Shelter Program board facilitated by United Way of Central Carolinas will determine how the funds are to be distributed to area service providers of emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

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Carolina United Way On The Move

United Way of Central Carolinas has seen its share of changes in recent years. Like other United Way affiliates around the country the past few years, the Charlotte, N.C. affiliate shifted its community impact strategy in 2018 to focus on economic mobility and has adopted more sustainable practices to ensure its long-term financial health. The relocation is the latest step in that strategy.

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After Selling HQ, United Way To Move In With Other Agencies

The United Way of Central Carolinas headquarters will move from its longtime home on Brevard Street in uptown Charlotte to a smaller space a few blocks away later this year.

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United Way cutting costs with new location

United Way of Central Carolinas is leaving Brevard Street after 50 years, but it’s not going far. Both the upcoming relocation and newly disclosed gifts of $1.5 million from former Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine and The Gambrell Foundation are part of a continuing shift for United Way’s business.

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United Way announces major gifts and move to new home Uptown

United Way of Central Carolinas recently announced two major gifts and a new home as the organization continues its drive toward improving economic mobility through partnerships and support from individuals across the region.

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United Way of Central Carolinas receives ‘major gifts’

United Way of Central Carolinas has announced receiving what a spokesman for the non-profit organization calls two “major gifts” as well as a new home, according to a statement.

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United Way Announces Major Gifts and Move to New Home Uptown

United Way of Central Carolinas announces major gifts from Howard Levine and The Gambrell Foundation, and a new home as the organization continues its drive toward improving economic mobility through partnerships and support from individuals across the region.

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Cabarrus County granted federal fund for emergency food, shelter programs

Cabarrus County was selected to receive $88,923 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the Cabarrus County United Way office.

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5 things to know about United Way’s $1.35M local investment

The United Way of Central Carolinas grants announced June 6 support more than 100 programs and initiatives in the Charlotte region that aim to strengthen neighborhoods, boost economic mobility and provide a safety net for people in need.

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United Way preparing for its 27th annual Day of Caring

Planning for the 27th annual Union County United Way Day of Caring has started and the agency is looking for volunteer teams to participate in the August 24 event.

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United Way Invests $26.4M In Region To Boost Neighborhoods And Economic Opportunity

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) announced today the investment of $26.4 million in communities across the Charlotte region, supporting more than 100 programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.

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United Way invests $26.4 million into region

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) announced on June 6 that it is investing $26.4 million in communities in the Charlotte area, supporting more than 100 programs and initiatives that strengthen neighborhoods, boost economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.

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6.10.19 NC News

United Way of Central Carolinas distributed grants totaling $26.4 million in communities across the Charlotte region to support more than 100 programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility, and providing a safety net for people in need.

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United Way investing $26.4 million across the Charlotte region

United Way of Central Carolinas recently announced investment of $26.4 million in communities across the Charlotte region, supporting more than 100 programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.

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United Way Announces $26M In Grants, Alters Funding Schedule

United Way of Central Carolinas will give $26.4 million in grants to more than 100 community organizations in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The agency said the grants will go to programs that focus on health and education, strengthen neighborhoods and boost economic mobility in Mecklenburg and four surrounding counties.

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Despite cuts, United Way announces $26 million in grants across the region

Charlotte-based United Way of Central Carolinas will invest $26.4 million in bettering lives across the region over the next 1 1/2 years, agency officials said Thursday.

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CBJ Morning Buzz: United Way invests $26.4M

United Way of Central Carolinas announced yesterday grants totaling $26.4 million to 100 agencies across the region. It is the first grant announcement following the nonprofit’s move in February to cut total grants this year by 25% to steady its finances in the face of declining donations.

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Despite cuts, United Way announces $26 million in grants across the region

Charlotte-based United Way of Central Carolinas will invest $26.4 million in bettering lives across the region over the next 1 1/2 years, agency officials said Thursday.

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United Way Invests $26.4M in Region to Boost Neighborhoods and Economic Opportunity

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the investment of $26.4 million in communities across the Charlotte region, supporting more than 100 programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.

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United Way commends Cabarrus County donors and volunteers

United Way of Central Carolinas celebrated its top supporters in Cabarrus County on Friday, May 24 with an appreciation breakfast and awards ceremony, presented by Atrium Health at the CHS Northeast campus in Concord.

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FIRST-EVER ASSESSMENT OF CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG EMERGENCY SHELTER SYSTEM RELEASED

The “2019 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Shelter System: Assessment of Capacity and Utilization” provides the community with a comprehensive look at the overall emergency shelter system. The assessment was completed by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services in partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas.

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Local Volunteers Honored at Community‐Wide United Way Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

United Way of Central Carolinas celebrated local volunteers whose good work helps improve the community during the United Way Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, presented by TIAA, on Wednesday, April 10, at LaCa Projects in Charlotte.

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Seven Local Companies Honored With United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

Atrium Health, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Elliott Davis PLLC, Enterprise Holdings, Ingersoll Rand, Regions Bank and Wingate University have been named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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Charlotte-Area Young Professionals Honored at Inaugural United Way Young Leaders Awards

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the winners of the inaugural Young Leaders Awards during a ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, February 6.

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Charlotte area United Way reducing funding to local nonprofits as donations decline

On Monday, the United Way sent a letter to the community stating it is cutting funding to Impact Grant partners by 25 percent.

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Charlotte-area United Way to cut funding to area nonprofits 25% as donations fall

After a decade of relying on its savings, Charlotte-based United Way of Central Carolinas is ending that practice and cutting its contributions to area nonprofits by 25 percent, agency officials announced Monday.

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United Way To Cut Grants 25 Percent And Lop $1 Million From Its Own Budget

United Way of Central Carolinas plans to cut grants to nonprofits by 25 percent beginning July 1 and change its funding schedule as it deals with a decline in giving that stretches back a decade.

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United Way cutting grants 25%, reducing operating budget

Nonprofit groups learned of the forthcoming grant cuts on Monday. United Way of Central Carolinas Chief Executive Laura Clark said the reduced operating budget could lead to staff changes, but nothing has been determined.

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Who to Watch in 2019: Big jobs, challenges and opportunities face these Charlotte business, civic leaders

United Way of Central Carolinas President and CEO Laura Clark was listed atop the Charlotte Business Journal’s list of who to watch in 2019.

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Shopping with a Panther: Academy teams up with United Way to bring cheer to Kannapolis students

The Carolina Panthers teamed up with Academy Sports + Outdoors and United Way of Central Carolinas to provide local students with an once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree opportunity.

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Kathryn Firmin-Sellers Named Chief Impact Officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kathryn Firmin-Sellers as the organization’s new Chief Impact Officer effective December 3.

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Charlotte’s United Way CEO on Florence, her new job and more

As of last week, Laura Clark became United Way CEO, replacing Sean Garrett, who left after three years to lead the United Way chapter in Chicago.

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United Way of Central Carolinas Hurricane Florence Assistance and Recovery

United Way of Central Carolinas is joining with United Way organizations across the region to provide support to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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Clark promoted to CEO for United Way of Central Carolinas

Laura Clark was named the next Chief Executive Officer for the United Way of Central Carolinas on Wednesday (Aug. 29) by its Board of Directors, effective Sept. 7, according to a statement from the nonprofit.

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Laura Clark named president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) recently announced its Board of Directors has selected Laura Clark as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer effective September 7.

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United Way of Central Carolinas names next leader to guide its new strategy

A new — but familiar — leader has been tapped at United Way of Central Carolinas, as the agency continues to implement a new strategy aimed at improving the Charlotte region’s bleak economic mobility standing.

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Charlotte native named new president and CEO of United Way

A new president has been named for the United Way of Central Carolinas, the organization announced Wednesday.

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Laura Clark Named President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today its Board of Directors has selected Laura Clark as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 7.

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Get involved and make a difference

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at 42 schools Aug.17 as part of All In For the Kids, a partnership between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and United Way’s Hands On Charlotte.

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Funding Restored For Shelter And Food Programs — For Now

Charlotte emergency food and shelter programs that lost more than $500,000 in federal funding in June are getting that money back — at least for this year.

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Local nonprofit and political leaders secure over $600,000 for emergency food and shelter programs in Mecklenburg County

A coordinated effort between United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) and local nonprofit and political leaders has resulted in $628,068 of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding for Mecklenburg County.

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United Way Executive Director Is Leaving For CEO Position In Chicago

The executive director of the United Way of Central Carolinas announced Thursday that he will be resigning to accept a similar leadership position in Chicago.

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United Way of Central Carolinas director leaving for top job in Chicago

United Way of Central Carolinas Executive Director Sean Garrett is resigning to accept the CEO position with United Way of Metro Chicago. Garrett joined UWCC in March 2015 as the fifth leader in the organization’s 86-year history. He will remain in Charlotte through early September.

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United Way’s executive director is leaving Charlotte for a larger city

The leader of the Charlotte-area United Way office is leaving for a similar role in Chicago, and his replacement hasn’t been hired yet, the organization announced Thursday afternoon.

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United Way Announces Departure of Executive Director Sean Garrett to Lead United Way of Metro Chicago

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today that Executive Director Sean Garrett has notified the UWCC Board of Directors of his decision to resign from his role in Charlotte to accept the CEO position with United Way of Metro Chicago.

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Mecklenburg County Awarded Funds Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Mecklenburg County has been awarded $135,975 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts. The funds were awarded through the State Set-Aside process under Phase 35 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

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These nonprofits got a boost in United Way grants. Now what?

United Way is looking for the most bang for its buck as the nonprofit focuses on early childhood care, housing, work skills training and other services most likely to help combat decades of inequality.

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United Way injects $24.5M into community

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the investment of $24.5 million into the community, with $16.3 million going toward the organization’s community impact strategy and $8.2 million in donor directed funding.

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United Way shifts gears with giving to region’s community nonprofits Economic mobility at center of funding programs

United Way of Central Carolinas announced Thursday an investment of $24.5 million to 110 organizations and initiatives throughout the area. It represents a continuation of their strategy to improve the city’s last-place ranking among the 50 largest U.S. cities where people born into poverty has little chance of improving their financial situation.

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United Way shifts strategy in Charlotte, cuts grants by 10%

United Way reduced grants, in part, to get away from a decade of tapping reserve funds. Throughout the recession and up to the present, the nonprofit has boosted its grant program by $2.5 million to $3.5 million annually to make up for lost donations.

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United Way lays off workers, shifts funding amid economic mobility push

In a multimillion dollar push to reduce generational poverty in Charlotte, United Way changed its funding priorities this year and gave money to dozens of Charlotte-area nonprofits for the first time.

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United Way Invests $24.5 Million in Community to Boost Economic Mobility, Build Stronger Neighborhoods and Support Safety Net Agencies

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the investment of $24.5 million into the community, with $16.3 million going toward the organization’s community impact strategy and $8.2 million in donor directed funding.

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United Way of Central Carolinas reshaping mission, organization — eliminating some jobs

A major shift in local philanthropy geared toward improving the city’s dismal poverty cycle includes a revamped approach at United Way of Central Carolinas that will be introduced next week.

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Greg Olsen receives $100K donation for charity work

United Way of Central Carolinas presented the Panthers’ tight end with a check for $100,000 for finishing as the runner-up in the NFL’s annual Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

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United Way Announces Unite Charlotte Funding – $400,000 Going to Local Nonprofits & Grassroots Organizations

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the distribution of $400,000 in Unite Charlotte grants to 22 nonprofits and grassroots organizations in Mecklenburg County.

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Mooresville/Lake Norman United Way: Community partners applauded for fundraising efforts

The Mooresville/Lake Norman United Way recognized the fruits of its community partners’ labor Tuesday during its annual appreciation breakfast.

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United Way Thanks Mooresville/Lake Norman Community for Successful Campaign

Continuing an annual tradition, United Way of Central Carolinas honored its top Mooresville/Lake Norman campaigns with an appreciation breakfast today.

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United Way Thanks Union County for Successful Campaign

Continuing an annual tradition, United Way of Central Carolinas honored its top Union County donors and volunteers with a thank you breakfast today, hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System Union.

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Dorothy Woodard recognized for standout service through United Way

At the recent United Way of Central Carolinas’ Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, Statesville resident Dorothy Woodard received a lifetime achievement award for her volunteer service.

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New initiative, Tutor Charlotte, provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring across Charlotte

On Tuesday, United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte launched Tutor Charlotte, an initiative that provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring for at-risk students across Charlotte.

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UNITED WAY OF CHARLOTTE LAUNCHES NEW TUTORING PROGRAM

A new tutoring program in Charlotte is helping elementary school students improve their reading skills. United Way and Read Charlotte launched the Tutor Charlotte program this year.

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United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte Partner to Provide Tutoring for At-Risk Students

United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte have partnered to launch Tutor Charlotte, an initiative that provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring for at-risk students across Charlotte.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award Recipients

Elliott Davis, EY, Grant Thornton, McGuire Woods LLP, Sealed Air, Tyson Foods, US Bank, and Wingate University have all been named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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ACC AND UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT READING

The Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas are continuing their partnership that began in 2015 to support student literacy through the ACC United Way Reading Challenge, a charitable initiative associated with the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

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ACC and United Way of Central Carolinas Continue Partnership to Support Reading

The Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas are continuing their partnership that began in 2015 to support student literacy through the ACC United Way Reading Challenge, a charitable initiative associated with the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

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United Way Deploys 2-1-1 Help Line to Better Serve the Homeless in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Homeless service providers, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and United Way of Central Carolinas today announced a more efficient way to serve the homeless by utilizing United Way’s NC 2-1-1, which provides health and human services information and referrals.

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Charlotte Playground Build Turns 15!

Charlotte’s annual Playground Build is celebrating a remarkable anniversary – a 15th straight year of corporate leaders building playgrounds for local children. Charlotte is the only citythat has continued the playground building initiative kicked off through the Business Strengthening America program in 2002.

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Anson County volunteers brave bad weather for Day of Caring

Despite the rain, more than 200 volunteers attended a kickoff ceremony in Wadesboro Town Square for the United Way of Central Carolinas-Anson’s 13th annual Day of Caring on Oct. 7

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Housing push will spread low-income and homeless people across Charlotte

When United Way announced in September that it is diverting millions of dollars to help Charlotte’s most troubled neighborhoods, it became the second of two very different plans created to tackle the city’s economic and racial inequalities.

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CBJ Morning Buzz: New United Way push aims at key issue

United Way of Central Carolinas says it will invest $2.4 million over three years into the Grier Heights and Renaissance neighborhoods.

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United Way’s new approach: Focus money on Charlotte’s troubled neighborhoods

Among the first to get money from the United Neighborhoods initiative: the Renaissance community in west Charlotte and Grier Heights in east Charlotte.

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United Way Launches United Neighborhoods Initiative to Create Environment of Opportunity for All

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the launch of United Neighborhoods, a new community-led and community-based effort that works to create an environment of opportunity for everyone by improving economic mobility.

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United Way’s 25th Annual Day of Caring Brings Together More Than 1,200 Union County Neighbors in Service

On Saturday, Aug. 26, United Way of Central Carolinas celebrated its 25th annual Day of Caring in Union County – a quarter century of neighbors helping neighbors.

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Union County rallies for 25th annual Day of Caring: ‘I’m so proud of my community’

Armed with shears, rakes, leaf blowers and a number of other yard tools, the small army of volunteers spread out to about 138 sites throughout the county to help those who are unable to do the manual labor themselves.

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Elderly couple of Indian Trail receives helping hand

Bonnie and Creed Smith of Indian Trail received a wonderful surprise Friday and Saturday when a team from Union County Public Schools came to help with yard work and the windows as part of the United Way Day of Caring.

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Day of Caring offered hope to residents and volunteers alike

United Way of Central Carolinas-Union held its 25th annual Day of Caring. More than 1,200 volunteers of different backgrounds came together for one common purpose: to help their neighbor.

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School system, community groups partner for literacy

Union County Public Schools Superintendent Andrew Houlihan announces a new initiative, “Read with U,” at the Union County Public Library on Wednesday. The program asks members of the community to read to a first-grade student for 30 minutes a week every week.

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United Way expands Community Impact team

United Way of Central Carolinas has added Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to its community impact team. They’ll lead United Way’s recently launched community impact strategy focused on building stronger…

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United Way’s plan to help Charlotte’s poor escape poverty moving forward

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly lead implementation of United Way’s recently…

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United Way adds new directors to improve Charlotte’s economic mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas added two new directors, Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk, to lead its recently launched community impact strategy. The launch aims to improve Charlotte’s economic mobility through…

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Community Impact Team Expands With Focus On Increasing Economic Mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly…

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United Way focuses on neighborhoods, community impact

United Way announced a streamlined community impact strategy focused on building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic needs support across their region.

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United Way of Central Carolinas to focus more on Charlotte’s economic mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the agency will be implementing a new strategy moving forward with a greater focus on economic mobility in the region.

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United Way’s New Community Impact Strategy Focuses on Creating Opportunity for All

United Way of Central Carolinas announces a new streamlined community impact strategy and a $16.4 Million Investment into local health and human services programs.

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Scenes from Women United event uptown

United Way’s Women United engagement group hosted more than 160 female professionals, community volunteers and business leaders at Duke Energy Center to hear keynote speaker Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

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United Way salutes its Cabarrus County champions

United Way’s Cabarrus County office hosted a Breakfast of Champions for the most passionate corporate partners, donors and volunteers.

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United Way gives $125K to Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation

The United Way gave $125,000 to Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation, a result of the tight end being a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalist this year.

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United Way Presents $125,000 to Greg Olsen Foundation for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Finalist Honors

Greg Olsen’s Receptions for Research and United Way’s Character Playbook partnership with the Carolina Panthers each benefit from his recognition.

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Saluting those who give back: Four honored with Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Three Charlotte-area people and a local business have been honored by the state for the volunteer work they do in the greater Charlotte area.

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Four Local Volunteers Honored with Governor’s Awards

United Way announced the local Governor’s Award winners for volunteerism, including one local honoree who won a Medallion Award.

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Task force focused on Charlotte’s poor: ‘We are not going back to business as usual’

After almost two years of study, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force unveiled a wide-ranging report on how to change the trajectory for the community’s poor.

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Project aimed at ‘rebuilding trust’ after Charlotte protests boosts 20 charities

A community fund established at United Way last fall in response to the civil unrest in uptown Charlotte has begun giving out money to charity programs that are dealing with the community’s social and financial ills.

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Unite Charlotte Fund Injects Over $480,000 Into Community

United Way of Central Carolinas announced $481,517 in Unite Charlotte grants for 20 local nonprofits and neighborhood organizations focused on community healing and creating opportunity.

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It’s Miller’s time again, courtesy of United Way

United Way of Central Carolinas presented Don Miller, considered a legend in the sport of auto racing, with its prestigious Leading The Way Award as only its second-ever recipient.

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United Way Honors Don Miller with Leading The Way Award

United Way presented racing legend Don Miller with its Leading The Way Award at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Lauded for his generosity, Miller inspires the automotive community.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award winners

BB&T, Publix and U.S. Bank were among the businesses that won Spirit of North Carolina awards for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award Recipients

BB&T, Child Care Resources Inc., Elliott Davis Decosimo, EY, Publix, U.S. Bank, and Wingate University honored for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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Reading Madness: UCPS Rolls Out Third-Grade Reading Challenge

Union County Public Schools third-graders will celebrate March Madness in a new way. All 30 elementary schools will participate in “Books and Brackets,” a district reading challenge.

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United Way, Hands On Charlotte Merge To Create Volunteer Service Hub

Charlotte’s United Way is absorbing the nonprofit Hands On Charlotte in a move that will make it one of the state’s largest providers of volunteer labor for community service.

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