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United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Community Engagement Fellows Opportunity

With over 60,000 nonprofit organizations, North Carolina is a nonprofit leader in the southeast. A significant concentration of those organizations is in the Research Triangle Park area. Many of these organizations depend on interns and fellows to broaden their outreach efforts, while training them to eventually lead organizations. Every day of an internship and fellowship … read more

Top 10 Reasons to come to SPARC Nonprofit Board Training

1. To show that life isn’t just about a nine to five job2. It’s a nice reprieve when you’re fed up with The Man3. Research has shown that people who volunteer are more attractive4. Promotes general fabulousness5.  To prove you have a big heart6. To make yourself applause worthy7. To work out your brain so it matches your great … read more

My experience with MLK Day of Service

Cutting, cutting, counting, creating, sorting; did I mention cutting? Hundreds of children’s booksneeded to be sorted and counted, hundred sheets of paper needed to be cut and prepared, and several children’s characters, such as Stuart Little and Fancy Nancy, needed to be copied and sorted on hundred sheets of paper.Who would have known that I … read more

Accepting the (Christmas Tree) Challenge to Bring Holiday Cheer to Others

December is upon us already and, with it, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Here, at United Way of the Greater Triangle, it’s no different. Our staff is beginning to think about wrapping gifts, baking cookies, decorating their trees, spending time with family and friends, and the traditions that come with the holiday … read more

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes many volunteer opportunities in our community. Agencies across the Triangle area are working to bring holiday cheer to their clients, and you can help. Whether you’re looking to volunteer for a few hours, a place to donate toys, or to hold a food … read more

Closing the Income Gap for Struggling Families: 3 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Now

As a staff member of United Way of the Greater Triangle, I’ve been fortunate to assist a great team of co-workers in conducting poverty simulations for local organizations. We’re raising awareness in the community as participants experience firsthand the overwhelming obstacles families face. In the debriefing sessions, participants often ask what they can do to … read more

What Happens in the Dark, Comes to the Light: CEO Sleep Out

Guest Blog by Sylvia Hackett, Vice President of Human Resources and the Rex Healthcare Foundation at Rex Healthcare.We’ve all heard the saying, “What happens in the dark, comes to the light.” A recent experience has given new meaning to this statement for me. I participated in what the United Way of the Greater Triangle refers … read more

Collect. Create. Feed. Photo Gallery

Enjoy the photos from the food drive and build event–Collect. Create. Feed. Teams from PCL Civil Construction, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Bank of America and United Way build structures from donated food on the theme of “Harvest of North Carolina.”  All of the food was donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North … read more

A Book in Every Hand to Help Young Readers

Over the past few months, United Way of the Greater Triangle has been working closely with Reaching All Minds (RAM) Academy in Durham. RAM Academy opened its doors this year to 122 students in kindergarten through third grade. After spending time getting to know their students, RAM’s teachers learned that the majority of their new … read more

3rd Annual CEO Sleep Out Photo Gallery

On September 11, 2014, CEOs and community leaders from across the Triangle area took part in the third annual CEO Sleep Out.  The event which brings awareness to the issues of hunger, homelessness and poverty allows for business and community leaders to come together and have meaningful conversations about these issues.  Below are some images … read more

Collaborating

We are working with nonprofit and community partners as a network, helping to orchestrate coordinated action plans toward shared goals.

Investing in solutions and innovative approaches

We continue to focus on outcomes to address issues facing our community by supporting and investing in proven solutions as well as promising new approaches developed through collaboration and innovation.

Focusing our approach

We will meet today’s basic needs (food, housing, safety, and access to healthcare) and work to build sustainable solutions that will mean brighter futures for low-income families, children, and our community.

Our focus on basic needs and funding long-term solutions to specific issues to help families and children together represents the new direction of our United Way.

We cannot create change alone. We are committed to mobilizing the caring power of our community and dedicated to fueling the innovative spirit of the Triangle that has helped this region grow. We believe that together we can tackle the big issues facing our communities and create a legacy of achievement for generations to come.

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