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Ben & Jerry’s, United Way Collaborating to ‘Shake Down Poverty’

Greensboro, NC (January 24, 2020) – Starting February 1, 2020, Ben & Jerry’s at Friendly Center will donate $1 from the sale of a featured milkshake to support United Way of Greater Greensboro’s efforts to end poverty as part of a new “Shake Down Poverty” program. For the next year, Ben & Jerry’s will feature a Shake Down […]

Former Board Member Receives Athena Award

Chamber Honors Mae Douglas Mae Douglas, immediate past United Way of Greater Greensboro board member and chair of the Community Impact and Investment Committee, who was honored with the Athena Award at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon. Mae, who was featured in United Way’s annual report in 2018, is a community leader, philanthropist […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro CFO Named One of the 40 Most Influential African Americans Under 40 in the Piedmont

Greensboro, NC (January 17, 2020) –  United Way of Greater Greensboro Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Brian Graham was named one of Black Business Ink magazine’s “40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont,” which honors individuals from Forsyth and Guilford counties. According to Black Business Ink, this inaugural list of the […]

Mentoring Matters: Marcello and Jeremiah’s Story

When Marcello discovered United Way’s Mentoring Matters initiative, it didn’t take him long to decide he wanted to be a mentor. “I know helping others through mentoring is where I’m supposed to be. Mentoring has given me the opportunity to help youth succeed in the classroom and in life,” said Marcello. United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Seeking 100 Male Mentors During National Mentoring Month

Greensboro, NC (January 7, 2020) – January is National Mentoring Month. The City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro are introducing a new mentoring initiative aimed at men and boys, called 100 Males Mentoring.   This is an opportunity for City Manager David Parrish to rally 100 men to mentor 100 boys throughout Greensboro. “If […]

College Students Invited to Apply for United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program

Greensboro, NC (January 2, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students to participate in a free, local Alternative Spring Break, March 2 – 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m daily. Interested students must complete a short application by February 7, by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org/SpringBreak. In its third year, this program […]

United Way’s 12th Annual Breakfast with Community Leaders: Closing the Door on Poverty by Creating Housing Opportunities

Greensboro, NC (November 11, 2019) – On December 3, 7:00-9:30 a.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church over 250 people are expected to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 12th annual Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by United Way’s African American Leadership affinity group. The free event is open to the public and will feature a panel discussion […]

United Way’s Young Leaders Expect Over 2,500 Attendees at Annual Trunk-or-Treat, October 27

Greensboro, NC (October 10, 2019) – Fall is here and Halloween is fast approaching. Over two thousand children and adults are expected to join the fun at United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Trunk-or-Treat hosted by Young Leaders. The event will take place on Sunday October 27, 2 – 4 p.m. in the parking lot of United Way, 1500 Yanceyville […]

Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s 11th Annual Charity Day to Support United Way’s Efforts to End Poverty

(Greensboro, NC, September 18, 2019) – The community is invited to join United Way of Greater Greensboro for Tidal Wave Auto Spa’s 11th Annual Charity Day on Friday, September 20, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tidal Wave Auto Spa chose to direct all donations to United Way of Greater Greensboro again this year, describing the organization as […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s Annual Community Celebration to END Poverty

(Greensboro, NC, September 13, 2019) – The community is invited to join United Way of Greater Greensboro on September 27, 6 to 9 p.m., at Revolution Mill in Greensboro for United Way’s annual Community Celebration to END Poverty.  The family-friendly event will feature live music by JujuGuru. Attendees will be treated to beer from Natty Greene’s […]

Artists United to End Poverty Benefit Album Pre-Sales Available, Release Party Sept. 6

(Greensboro, NC, August 29, 2019) – Artists United to End Poverty, a local benefit album, is exclusively available for pre-sale purchase on iTunes (not Apple Music) and when the album officially releases on September 6, will be available on Amazon Music and Google Play. Album information and downloading instructions can be found at: www.culturepushers.org/album. The […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Accepting Letters of Interest for Grant Funding

Greensboro, NC (August 28, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from current and unaffiliated non-profit partners for the 2020-2022 strategic grant process. Letters of Interest are due no later than September 27, 2019. LOIs during this grant cycle must be from local non-profits offering solutions that address basic needs, employment […]

57 Local Youth Hired as a Result of Plus One Program

United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro partnered again this year to expand summer employment opportunities for local youth with the Plus One program. In its second year, 17 employers hired 57 local youth for summer employment. Research shows there are major benefits of summer employment including gaining work experience and supplementing […]

News & Record Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The goal of this letter is to share facts surrounding the grant-making process for United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG). First, please allow me to provide some context. From 2014 to 2018, UWGG held collaborative discussions with nonprofits and community leaders. These conversations resulted in co-creating a more effective grant making model. Our […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helping Feed Children Over Summer Months

Greensboro, NC (July 3, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. Six years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school […]

Celebrating Success: Willie’s Story

“I’ve always had a lot of goals, but I didn’t have the support I needed to accomplish them. Now I have everything I need to change my life thanks to the Family Success Center.” Born and raised in Greensboro, Willie Tatum graduated from high school but struggled to find her footing soon after. Raising four […]

United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Greensboro, NC (June 14, 2019) – On June 12, at its annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro announced new Board and Campaign Chairs and donors voted unanimously to welcome five new members to its board of directors. New board members include: Claudia Cannady, Community Leader Davida Martin, Community Leader Bill Morrisette, Morrisette Paper Company […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces Historic Milestone in Efforts to END Poverty

Greensboro, NC (June 7, 2019) – United Way is pleased to announce a historic milestone in its efforts toward ending poverty, as July will mark the first time all of United Way’s strategic partners have been selected through a new open funding process led by local volunteers. Over the past four years, United Way phased in this new community impact model with […]

United Way Day of Action Promotes Volunteerism in Greensboro

Greensboro, NC (May 2, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and local community organizations, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe volunteer as part of United Way Worldwide’s Day […]

Mona Edwards to be Awarded with Blount Lifetime Achievement Award at United Way Community Speaker Series, May 20

Greensboro, NC (April 25, 2019) – On May 20, during United Way of Greater Greensboro’s annual community speaker series, Mona Edwards will be honored with the Gwendolyn and Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Mona Edwards has dedicated her professional career and life to helping others achieve personal greatness. Edwards is currently the […]

United Way Young Leaders hosting Brunch & Bubbles Featuring Live Music by J. Timber

Greensboro, NC (April 12, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2nd annual Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders will now feature live music by Greensboro legend J. Timber. Timber—who has a mural of himself in downtown Greensboro—will be performing at the event. Known for his soulful voice and heart for life, J. Timber ‘s mix of […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Giving Away New Car at Rice Toyota on April 7

Greensboro, NC (April 3, 2019) – Giving has its perks! As part of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2018 campaign, six donors were randomly selected as semi-finalists for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Camry. On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., all six semi-finalists will attend the final drawing at Rice Toyota, 2630 […]

United Way Offers GSO College Students Impactful Alternative Spring Break

For the second year in a row, United Way of Greater Greensboro provided a free, local alternative spring break to college students. 10 students from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College were selected from a competitive application process to participate in the week. Each day, […]

Ben & Jerry’s Partners with United Way for Free Cone Day April 9

Greensboro, NC (April 1, 2019) – Ben & Jerry’s Friendly Center is partnering with United Way of Greater Greensboro for the fourth year in a row to celebrate “Free Cone Day” on Tuesday, April 9, 12 to 8 p.m. Free Cone Day offers every visitor to Ben & Jerry’s a free ice cream scoop of […]