WOMEN UNITED

Are you a woman looking to get involved in your community?

Women United members (WU) are community leaders who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Women United is about women helping women.

Women United members (WU) are community leaders who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro. If you make your gift online, be sure to click “Women United” under the Engagement Group section.

FOCUS & INITIATIVES

Helping women and families in our community succeed 
WU has been instrumental in empowering women in our community to overcome challenges and barriers to succeed. The group helps local women and families move from poverty to financial stability by offering skills training, coaching and mentoring.

Community Speaker Series
Hosted by WU every other year, United Way’s Community Speaker Series convenes multi-generational women from across our community to learn together, connect with one another, and be inspired while supporting the work of United Way

Handbags for Hope Auction
Hosted by WU this annual celebration of fashion and compassion raises funds and awareness for the work of United Way. Hundreds of women gather their girlfriends for this energetic live auction of beautiful designer handbags–a fun, fashionable evening, all for a great cause

MEMBER BENEFITS

Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings

Lead Change
Be a part of United Way’s movement to end poverty. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history

Be Recognized as a Leadership Donor
Receive philanthropic recognition as a United Way Leadership Donor.

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two affinity group exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year

Host Events the Help End Poverty
Every year, affinity group members host a variety of community events that create meaningful engagement and true change.

Perks
Network with Community Leaders, receive special invitations and early ticket access to events. You’ll also receive a Caring Club Card that gets you special discounts from restaurants and businesses.

LEARN MORE & JOIN US

For more information about the Women United, please contact Julie Longmire Dauray at 336-378-5023.

STORIES OF IMPACT

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 […]

Sep
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2020 Trunk or Treat “Kits for Kits” Drive hosted by Young Leaders @ Host a collection anytime!
Sep 1 @ 8:30 am – Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

2020 Trunk or Treat “Kits for Kids” Drive hosted by Young Leaders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reimagining our annual Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders. Sign up today to host a “kit for kids” drive with your family and friends, neighborhood, office or place of worship! Assemble your kits and drop them off at United Way the week of Oct. 19. Kits will be delivered to community partners, including United Way’s Family Success Centers, for distribution to local kids.

SIGN UP HERE – LET US KNOW YOU’RE HOSTING A DRIVE.

Please drop off your assembled kits to United Way (1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro) during the week of October 19, 8:30 – 5 daily.

Sponsorships are available! Please email Lauren Forbis at lauren.forbis@unitedwaygso.org.

Dec
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2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

2020 Conversations with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Zoom

Check back soon for more information.

Feb
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2020 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United @ Socially safe or virtual
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2020 Handbags to END Poverty hosted by Women United

Plans are underway to have a socially safe or virtual Handbags to End Poverty event.

Check back soon for more information. Tickets on sale soon!