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United Way to Usher in New Year in New Charlotte Location

November 12, 2019

United Way is moving!   In early January 2020, United Way of Central Carolinas will settle into its new space at the Children and Family…

The Power of Collective Giving on #GivingTuesday

November 8, 2019

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on their community, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to do…

Join United Way and the ACC to win big for education

November 5, 2019

You’re invited!   This December, join the Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas for an evening of football fun while supporting children…

Putting power in our neighborhoods

November 1, 2019

This blog post is a companion piece to Care Ring’s “Seeking the Heart” podcast series in which the nonprofit talks with leaders from across the…

Reflections of a United Way Campaign Associate: Mac Ingland

October 28, 2019

Campaign associates function as extensions of United Way’s Resource Development team in coordinating employee fundraising campaigns and soliciting employee pledges throughout the Charlotte region. Although…

Ways to Give Back with United Way This Season

October 16, 2019

Behind all United Way’s work, there are people like you who get involved in significant ways to ensure a better future for children, families and…

United Way Hi.Tech Shootout Marks 20th Year With a Hole in $1.18M

October 10, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas, in partnership with co-hosts Bank of America, BB&T, and Wells Fargo, celebrated the 20th anniversary for the Hi.Tech Shootout golf…

UNITED WAY RAISES NEARLY $270,000 FOR LAKE ARBOR RESIDENTS

September 16, 2019

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…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 12, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on September 12, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re committed…

United Way Raising Funds to Support Lake Arbor Residents in Charlotte

August 27, 2019

The Issue   On July 30, 2019 residents at 177 apartments at the Lake Arbor property in Mecklenburg County were informed via letter of the…

United Way’s Day of Caring Shows Giving Spirit Across Union County

August 25, 2019

It isn’t hard to see the passion, commitment and hard work volunteers show in Union County.   Most recently, the community’s giving spirit was visible…

Charlotte companies, volunteers join Live United Day back-to-school prep

August 18, 2019

Preparing for a new academic year can be tedious for school staff like Nelda Smith, the media specialist at South Charlotte Middle School who oversees…

Back-to-School: Strong Attendance Leads to Student Success

July 30, 2019

The more kids are at school, the more opportunities they have to learn and build the skills and knowledge they need for life.   In…

Get the Answers: FAQs about United Way of Central Carolinas

July 24, 2019

Every day, United Way of Central Carolinas harnesses the power of collective giving to fight against the community’s most daunting social challenges and support children,…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Childhood Success Impact Work

July 19, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on July 17, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re ensuring…

How Children Are Succeeding in Charlotte’s Grier Heights Neighborhood

July 15, 2019

Childhood success starts with the neighborhood we grow up in.   Grier Heights, a historically middle-income black community located just three miles south of uptown…

7 Ways to Impact Early Childhood Education by Volunteering

July 10, 2019

United Way fights to empower every child to succeed in school and life. We do this by working with a network of community agencies and…

Achieve All Year: Summer Studying for Classroom Comprehension

July 2, 2019

School may be out but learning doesn’t stop in the summertime!   United Way is committed to year-round childhood success throughout the greater Charlotte region,…

5 Tips for Encouraging Children to Read

June 26, 2019

Early learning experiences including reading are a large part of children’s intellectual development. In fact, reading proficiency in third grade is a significant predictor of…

Strengthening Communities Through United Way Day of Action

June 21, 2019

Giving back. Getting involved. Lending a hand.   Each June, United Way Day of Action mobilizes the caring power of volunteers in more than 400…

18 Ways to Volunteer across the Charlotte Region

June 11, 2019

United Way’s Hands On Charlotte has transitioned to a new volunteer model and no longer offers sign-ups for individual projects through a traditional calendar program….

7 Myths About Volunteering

June 5, 2019

Contributing to peers, neighbors and the community by volunteering is important at every age. We’re addressing some common volunteerism misconceptions so you don’t miss out…

United Way Commends Cabarrus County Donors and Volunteers

May 28, 2019

The generosity and dedication United Way donors and volunteers show in Cabarrus County is one-of-a-kind.   Continuing an annual tradition, United Way celebrated its top…

Letter to the community: Aligning our volunteerism model for greater impact

May 23, 2019

Since Hands On Charlotte created our first calendar volunteer projects in the spring of 1991, back when we mailed a monthly newsletter to people’s homes…

Local Firms Awarded in Second Annual Accounting & Consulting Cup Competition

May 16, 2019

Over the past year, accounting and consulting firms in our region have joined United Way in helping to create stronger neighborhoods, improve the systems that…