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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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