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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

Community Changers Forum

The Community Changers Forum is an opportunity for volunteers and campaign leaders to learn more about our work and get inspired, engaged and connected at the same time. Recently, we took the show on the road and had our first Community Changers Forum on Wheels. (A big thanks to Enterprise for providing those wheels.)The traveling … read more

What is Summer Slide?

It’s not the fun slippery twisty slide that your kids gleefully enjoy over and over again at the pool but rather summer slide is a term for the common loss of learning or “brain drain” that happens during the summer months when students are not in school.As a parent of 6 and 9 year olds … read more

Social Innovation Challenge: Round One Judging

Missed our first post about the Social Innovation Challenge? Read it here first!As I mentioned in a recent post, after the website to submit applications opened, the community responded with a flurry of activity. When all was said and done 46 days later, we had 40 completed applications to read and evaluate.Round One judging was … read more

100,000 Kids, Hungry No More Social Innovation Challenge

If you follow the work of the United Way of the Greater Triangle, you probably have noticed a great deal about our Social Innovation Challenge recently. Though it’s been all over—especially on social media and its own website—you may still be wondering, what is this Social Innovation Challenge and why is UWGT doing it?The … read more

Day of Action 2014 Gallery

These photographs were all taken during our June 20th Day of Action where United Way of the Greater Triangle staff and 70 volunteers created 1000 weekend meal bags for children in need at four Durham elementary schools.Want to learn more about our Day of Action event? Read the blog entry here!


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.