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Reflections on MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means many different things to different people. At United Way of the Greater Triangle, this January 20th was spent organizing and volunteering at one of the four signature projects that were held in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties. Here are a few reflections from some of the staff and volunteers … read more

Share-a-Tree and Share-a-Smile

During this time of gift giving and festivity, not everyone in our community is able to decorate for the holidays.  United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) and Target have set out to change that.  For the seventh year in a row, UWGT partnered with Target Stores in the Share-a-Tree program, which delivers cheerful decorations … read more

Five Things I Learned from the Triangle Tree Challenge

I always feel the holiday season is too fleeting, so I like to pack as much festive stuff as I possibly can into the month of December. So imagine my excitement when I found out that the United Way would be kicking off the holiday season by participating in a tree decorating challenge. Decorating a … read more

Safe Water? Tigers? How I Choose to Donate Now.

I am an avid supporter and advocate for United Way. Earlier this year, I was invited to serve on a “think tank” (called the cabinet), the purpose of which is to advise United Way of the Greater Triangle on various aspects of its strategy.  Historically, UW collected and disbursed donations to local agencies; the organization … read more

Teaming for Technology Log: Entry #2

It’s Monday morning, barely nine-thirty.  We have a staff meeting at the main office taking place at this same time, and I’m missing it.  Not to write this blog, but because we have a group of six seniors in our computer lab and I’m facilitating.  Our community partner, Joyce Briggs from Durham Housing Authority is … read more

Teaming for Technology Log: Entry #1

Across the cube from me, I can hear Al’s tutelage in full swing. A woman from CTSG has had an issue with a laptop she received from us, and Al is helping her get it resolved.  CTSG, stands for Career and Transition Support Group.  That program has become a regular customer of ours over the … read more

My Brief Stay At the Girls Leadership Summer Camp 2013

Truly it takes a special kind of girl to drop the television remote and venture off into the woods to spend a week with complete strangers! Specifically being at the age where the only two things that cross the mind are boys and Instagramming every living moment. (-__-)…  However, 57 girls from across the state … read more

Novella Makes a Difference at Learning Together

As part of our United Way Giving Campaign kick-off, a group of Novella employees recently volunteered at Learning Together. The morning started with our delivery of three huge boxes of school supplies (thanks again to all Novella employees for the generous donations!). The director was thrilled and told us the teachers were so excited to … read more

I am your neighbor…

Meet Josh Fountaine, one of our United Way summer marketing interns.  He shares his thoughts on who people in need really are! My name is Josh Fountaine and I am one of two marketing interns at United Way of the Greater Triangle. Before I get into my main thought, I want to tell you a … read more

Greek Life Skills Translate to United Way Internship

Meet Catherine Weiser, one of our United Way summer marketing interns.  She shares her thoughts on skill development throughout life and how it leads to making things happen – like internships! Bows, pearls, socials and Lilly Pulitzer. This is the image most people have when they think of someone involved in college Greek life. While some … read more