Volunteers Needed for Early Childhood Play Group






Looking for a meaningful way to give back? Volunteer to support United Way’s early childhood development initiative, Thriving at 3 . If  you are interested or want to learn more, please call Deb Croteau at 336-378-5030 or email deborah.croteau@unitedwaygso.org





Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Play Group Volunteers

Date: Thursday mornings – 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dec. 4 & 11, 2014, January 15 – April 24, 2015

Two (2) volunteers are needed for an extended period of time. See dates above. Schedule flexible

Location: Center for New North Carolinas (CNNC) Thriving at 3 Program
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Fellowship Hall, 501 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, NC 27403

Role: Assisting childcare staff with fun, engaging activities with infants & toddlers. Examples: toys, reading stories, puppets, crafts, puzzles, music. Training Provided.


Trunk-or-Treat – Sunday, October 26


Join us for a fun, family-friendly event with United Way Young Leaders, community partners, and volunteers as they decorate the trunks of their cars and fill them with candy and treats. Participants will also learn more about United Way. Bring your little ghosts and ghouls, princesses and superheroes in costume to TRUNK-or-TREAT with us! View photos from past TRUNK-or-TREAT events.

When: Sunday, October 26 from 2-4pm
Where: United Way of Greater Greensboro Parking Lot, 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro

Volunteer to host a trunk and hand out candy, or to help in other ways!

Celebrate Greensboro! Thursday, Sept. 25

United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Celebration
Thursday, September 25, 2014. 4-7pm
Festival Park, Downtown Greensboro

directly adjacent (north side) to the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street.


Join us to celebrate our great community as we kick off the 2014 United Way campaign. Hear how United Way changes lives every day. Honor the people and places in our community that help make life better for all. We have an exciting year ahead; with YOU it will be extraordinary. Because great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.

bandOn Stage:
The Magnificents Band

Let loose with the musicial stylings of The Magnificents Band, performing classic, soul, beach, top 40 and dance.


Meet your United Way of Greater Greensboro staff, volunteers, advocates, and donors. Connect with business and community leaders who LIVE UNITED with you.

Food trucks available. Picnics welcome (no alcohol please). Wear your LIVE UNITED t-shirt!

No RSVP required. Bring your friends and family and enjoy music in the park with United Way.

United Way Celebrates Corporate Champions of Change

11 corporations recognized for innovative use of company assets, employee engagement and results in communities worldwide

Alexandria, VA (May 14, 2014)–Yesterday, United Way Worldwide recognized eleven companies as “Outstanding Strategic Partners,” celebrating their long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership and employee engagement which is making a lasting impact to improve lives and communities.

“United Way and communities around the world wouldn’t be where we are today without the passion and partnership of these corporate leaders and their employees,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide. “They are helping us scale impact around the world and create opportunities for a brighter future and a better life for all people.”

2014 winners:
• 3M
 (NYSE: MMM) @3MNews – 3M & its employees encourage innovation through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), by volunteering and supporting students and schools. Globally, 3M supports United Way’s early childhood education effort around the world including Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.

• AT&T (NYSE: T) @ATT – AT&T is one of United Way’s top national company campaigns year after year and also supports United Way through an AT&T online auction. AT&T also is leading the way with new technologies, including a mobile optimized web application for employees to pledge during the annual campaign using their mobile phones.

• Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) @BofA_Community — Bank of America has been a longtime supporter of United Way and its affiliates for decades contributing more than $200 million and engaging employees annually through the company’s United Way Campaign. In 2006, the bank helped launch United Way’s life-changing financial stability work and has contributed $6.5 million towards volunteer income tax assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit education as well as holistic financial programs, which have helped millions of hardworking individuals and families nationwide.

• Deloitte LLP, @DeloitteUS — Deloitte is a leader in its efforts to help address our nation’s most pressing societal needs, notably through its more than 30-year commitment to United Way. With one of the nation’s largest United Way employee giving campaigns – and alongside its award-winning pro bono program and community engagement initiatives – Deloitte supports its national focus on education and veterans issues through designated United Way collaborative funds.

• GE (NYSE: GE) @generalelectric — GE’s global vision for education, income and health includes a long-term commitment to and investment in United Way and communities from the company, foundation, employees and retirees. GE also donates 2% of all appliance purchases at the GE Outlet Store to help United Way advance the common good.

• P&G (NYSE: PG) @proctergamble — P&G touches and improves the lives of millions of children around the world, and made it possible for the entire Latin America region to focus on improving early learning and helping kids get ready for success in school by expanding Born Learning with United Way.

• Publix Super Markets, @Publix – Publix has made a long-term commitment to kids and Born Learning, United Way’s early childhood education engagement campaign, educating customers with helpful tips on school readiness through multiple channels – in-store experiences, newsletters, shopping bags and more.

• Target (NYSE: TGT) @Target — Target’s national education partnership with United Way is helping communities collaborate to improve kindergarten readiness and test scores, and long-term, ensure more young people graduate from high school and college.

• UPS (NYSE: UPS) @UPS — UPS and its employees were the first company to raise $1 billion in contributions to United Way, with focused efforts on education and financial stability. UPS also holds an annual eBay auction, leveraging their sports and entertainment connections to raise funds for United Way. The company has also been an early champion for United Way’s global expansion, ensuring more people and communities would be strengthened for generations to come.

• Walmart (NYSE: WMT) @WalmartGiving – The Walmart Foundation’s national investment in MyFreeTaxeswith United Way is increasing access to free tax preparation and filing services and building awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit. This critical work has helped millions of individuals and families save over $8 billion since 2009, building financially stronger futures and communities.

• Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) @WellsFargo – Wells Fargo is working with United Way to create a new Financial Capability Network that will strengthen individuals, families and communities across the country. This work is helping people follow a budget and save for the future so they can buy a home, educate children, build a business and achieve their financial goals.

Winning companies also increased employee engagement through mobile, web, videos and social media and leveraged numerous company assets including product donations and skilled volunteering to create sustainable, positive changes in local communities worldwide in the areas of education, income and health.

About United Way
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit:UnitedWay.org.

For more information, contact:

Amanda Ponzar
tel: 703.836.7112 x 253