Another Strong Year of Community Support Helps Local Residents Become Self-Sufficient
Greensboro, NC (May 23, 2017) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is proud to announce a 2016 campaign total of $10,100,000. Over 17,000 caring people contributed a total of $9,620,000. In addition, United Way secured $480,000 in strategic grants during the campaign cycle.
“Thanks to caring individuals, dedicated corporations, and community partners, local children, adults and families are receiving the skills and help they need to prosper. We win as a community when we reduce poverty and our positive outcomes are attracting local and regional financial support and are gaining the attention of national audiences,” says Gregg Strader, 2016 Campaign Chair.
United Way utilizes gifts to support collaborative partnerships and local programs that work together to help children, adults and families replace poverty with self-sufficiency.
United, babies are born healthy and adults have access to care.
United, children learn to read and develop character skills.
United, Adults earn GEDs, land new jobs and build careers.
United, neighbors have the resources they need to be successful.
“There is no doubt that the greater Greensboro community supports United Way’s innovative and strategic model to reduce poverty. Thanks to this continued support, United Way is generating life-changing, and sustainable results that will positively impact our community for generations to come,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO of UWGG.
Jason Bohrer, Board of Directors Chair of UWGG, says, “I want to thank the community for its continued support. It has been an honor to serve on the Board of the United Way of Greater Greensboro the past four years, and this year as chair. We have focused our efforts on reducing generational poverty and I am proud of the progress our wonderful staff, volunteers, donors and community partners have made.”
LIVE UNITED: United Way of Greater Greensboro is celebrating 95 years of improving lives and building a stronger community: 1922 – 2017. We create partnerships that reduce poverty by leading long-term solutions that meet the unique needs of ENTIRE families. We bring together dynamic and caring professionals and volunteers who teach, coach and inspire the 57,000 people in our community, struggling to obtain basic needs. The federal government defines poverty as family of four earning $24,300 per year. With so many of our neighbors struggling to meet basic needs, United Way believes poverty must be addressed so that our community can thrive. www.unitedwaygso.org