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Mentoring Matters: Cayden & Alana’s Story

Alana and Cayden are one example of how mentoring truly matters. The first time Alana asked Cayden to look in the mirror and name three things she liked about herself, she couldn’t name one. Just one year later, she can name more than three. She’s thriving in STEM at Kearns Academy of Computer and Information […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Receives Historic $10 Million Gift from Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

Gift will be used over the next three years to make innovative investments to lift local children and families out of poverty Greensboro, NC (December 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) has received a $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, renowned philanthropist and novelist, to invest in efforts that lift local children and […]

$96,000 Granted to Four Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by COVID-19

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.5 million to Over 100 local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (December 4, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce it recently granted $96,740 to 4 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,512,188 to […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s Free Virtual Holiday Concert featuring Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson

Greensboro, NC (December 3, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is continuing to celebrate its 98th year and invites everyone in the community to join the fun. On December 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., UWGG is hosting a free virtual concert with live music by local artists Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson. “We are so excited […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Impact Manager Justin Williams-Blackwell Named in Inaugural “20 in their 20s” Awards

Greensboro, NC (November 19, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Impact Manager for Health and Basic Needs Justin Williams-Blackwell was named in the Triad Business Journal’s inaugural 20 in their 20s awards.  According to the Triad Business Journal, their newest awards program recognizes the region’s young talent — those that have made significant contributions to their workplaces and […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s 13th Annual Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership, Dec. 8

Greensboro, NC (November 13, 2020) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 13th Annual Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership on December 8, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Hosted on Zoom, this free event is open to the public and will feature a panel discussion. This year’s […]

Public Invited to Attend Virtually, End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Young Leaders, Nov. 12

Greensboro, NC (November 11, 2020) – The public is invited to attend End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders. Hosted on Zoom, the session will take place on November 12, 12- 1 p.m.  Attendees will learn from local about COVID-19’s impact on local education, health and housing issues. This series […]

United Way Issues 2019-20 Annual Report, Celebrates Community Impact

Greensboro, NC (November 6, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce the release of its 2019-20 Annual Report. In the 2019-20 fiscal year, United Way created 30 partnerships that supported 59 holistic programs and initiatives that are working together to end local poverty. Over the year, more than 56,000 people were helped in greater Greensboro […]

Historic United Way Vote Amends Bylaws to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

United Way of Greater Greensboro bylaw amendment ensures diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into all business operations – Additionally, the organization has released an updated diversity, equity, and inclusion statement of principle Greensboro, NC (October 28, 2020) – During a special called meeting on October 27, the membership of United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Host Kits for Kids Drive in Place of Annual Trunk or Treat, Entire Community Invited to Volunteer

Greensboro, NC (October 16, 2020) –  In place of their annual Trunk or Treat event, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders is inviting everyone in the community to host a “Kits for Kids” drive. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Young Leaders reimagined their annual in-person event to create a fun, impactful volunteer opportunity. “While we certainly wish we […]

$104,000 Granted to Seven Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.4 million to Over 100 local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (October 8, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce it recently granted $104,000 to 7 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,468,252 to […]

United Way Community Survey Indicates Poverty as a Significant Problem in Greater Greensboro

United Way combining survey results with additional community findings related to racial equity and justice to create strategic plan addressing poverty  Greensboro, NC (September 25, 2020) –United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce 1,200 caring residents recently participated in a communitywide survey that will help its strategic planning efforts to lift children, adults, […]

Tidal Wave Auto Spa Hosts 12th Annual Charity Day Benefitting United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Efforts to End Poverty, Sept. 18

Greensboro, NC (September 17, 2020) – Giving back to the communities they call home is a core value for Tidal Wave Auto Spa. Tidal Wave’s 12th Annual Charity Day will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 and will benefit United Way of Greater Greensboro. “We chose to focus our 12th annual Charity Day on United […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Continues 98th Year Celebration With Free Virtual Concert featuring J. Timber, Sept. 22

Greensboro, NC (September 16, 2020) –  United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is continuing to celebrate its 98th year and invites everyone in the community to join the fun. On Sept. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., UWGG is hosting a free virtual concert with live music by local artist J. Timber. J. Timber is a longtime supporter of […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Named One of the Triad’s Best Places to Work

Greensboro, NC (September 11, 2020) – As United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) kicks off its 98th year, it is pleased to announce it was recently named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in the Triad. The list of “Best Places to Work” is created annually by the Triad Business Journal.  This award program […]

Greensboro Virus Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Greensboro, NC (September 8, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce it is accepting applications from nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. The Taskforce will award five grants up to $25,000 to organizations addressing the priority areas of Employment Reductions and Housing Vulnerabilities.    Funds will be allocated from the […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Gives Away Car!

Local winner randomly chosen out of donors who made gifts last year, organization announces plans to give away another car this year!    Greensboro, NC (September 2, 2020) – At a virtual event today, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) continued its 98th annual campaign celebrations by giving away a brand-new Toyota Camry to Sherreka Clay. Clay, who works for […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Kicking Off 98th Year Today, Will Have Exciting Virtual Events Throughout September

United Way launching virtual campaigns today, giving away a car tomorrow, and later in the month hosting Misty Copeland at its speakers series, and having a concert featuring J. Timber  Greensboro, NC (September 1, 2020) – The entire community is invited to virtually join United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) as it officially kicks off its 98th year by […]

$19,000 Granted to Three Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.2 Million to 103 Local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (August 7, 2020) – In its eleventh round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $19,489 to 3 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,242,077 to 103 […]

$25,000 Granted to Three Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.2 Million to 100 Local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (July 23, 2020) –In its tenth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $25,145 to 3 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,222,628 to 100 local nonprofits […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helps to Feed Children Over Summer Months, Public Encouraged to Get Involved

Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2020) – 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 the Triad. Seven years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces 2020-21 Board Members, Campaign Chairs

Greensboro, NC (June 22, 2020) – At its recent annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro donors unanimously voted to accept Charlie Brinkman of Merrill Lynch to serve as a new member of the Board of Directors, chaired by Kim Gatling of Fox Rothschild. The following volunteers have also accepted appointments for the 2020-21 annual campaign: Campaign […]

Leaders of all ages, ethnicities, sectors needed to solve this by Michelle Gethers-Clark

This letter by Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President & CEO, was originally published in the Triad Business Journal, here. Where do we go from here?  Our desire to move forward and do something to help can be paralyzed by too many options or not knowing where to start. The issues of race, equity […]

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism On United Way Worldwide Day of Action, June 19

Greensboro, NC (June 11, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities on United Way’s Day of Action, June 19. On and around June 19, tens of thousands of people across the globe will volunteer as part of United Way […]