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United Way of Greater Greensboro Gives $500,000 to Virus Relief, Funding Requests Being Accepted by Community Taskforce

United Way Urges Community to Match its $500,000 Gift Greensboro, NC (March 26, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors unanimously voted and authorized a contribution of $500,000 to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The contribution is being made from United Way’s emergency reserve fund to support those impacted by the Coronavirus and the organization is urging the […]

Coronavirus Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Launch Coronavirus Relief Fund  Greensboro, NC (March 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families […]

Postponed: Community Speaker Series

Postponed: United Way Community Speaker Series Featuring Misty Copeland Greensboro, NC (March 12, 2020) – In light of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and recommendations regarding large gatherings, we are postponing our Community Speaker Series featuring Misty Copeland which was scheduled for March 25, 2020. A new date will be announced as soon as […]

City Manager’s Mentoring Initiative on Target

Greensboro, NC (March 6, 2020) – City Manager David Parrish is pleased to announce 100 Males Mentoring is on track to achieve its goal of pairing 100 local boys with 100 male mentors, in 100 days. Parrish’s collaborative effort between the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters Initiative launched on January 16. The midway point of Parrish’s […]

United Way Seeks Public Input in Community Survey

Greensboro, NC (March 2, 2020) – Residents of greater Greensboro are invited to provide critical input about local social issues through a community survey being conducted by United Way of Greater Greensboro.  Beginning today and ending Friday, March 13, an online community survey is open to the public. Visit www.unitedwaygso.org/survey and click on the link to complete the […]

City of Greensboro and United Way Launch Annual Plus One Campaign

​Greensboro, NC (February 28, 2020) – The City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro are pleased invite local businesses and youth to participate in this year’s annual Plus One summer employment campaign. Plus One seeks to create and identify summer employment opportunities for greater Greensboro youth ages 16-24. In 2019, 17 employers hired […]

Three United Way Partners Receive Statewide Spirit Awards

Greensboro, NC (February 21, 2020) – Three local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners, Vandalia Elementary School, M.G. Newell Corporation, and Guilford County Schools were honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award luncheon on February 19. “This year’s winners made their campaigns fun and engaging while focusing on […]

Misty Copeland Headlining United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Community Speaker Series March 25

Greensboro, NC (February 14, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is welcoming Misty Copeland, renowned star who made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, as this year’s featured speaker for the 2020 Community Speaker Series at Piedmont Hall on Wednesday, March 25. The media is invited […]

United Way Celebrates 211 Day, Critical Community Service

Greensboro, NC (February 11, 2020) – Today is National 211 Day. By simply dialing 211, people who need help can be connected to multiple support services. Caring operators are ready to help 24/7/365. The service is free, confidential and available in most languages. Local resources are also available by visiting www.NC211.org. In 2019, 211 received 4,363 calls from greater […]

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 […]