Did you know United Way of the Greater Triangle also serves Johnston County? It complicates things from a geometric point of view. We’re a Triangle with four sides. But if you actually map the Triangle’s major cities, you see a double triangle, joined at a point, much like a bow tie, and bow ties are cool.
Round the edges of the bow tie and you get the infinity symbol. Also cool and lends itself to both hyperbole and hyperbola. (Get it? Hyperbola? Where my math geeks at?)
Now that your mind has been blown, here’s just one story of what your United Way is doing in Johnston County:
Teena loves kids – her own and others! She is a workng mother and a student who still finds times to turn her passion into action three days a week. “I love working twith children of all ages,” Teena says. She volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club, a safe haven for youth during after-school hours. There she mentors and helps club members with their homework.
Fifteen year old LaMale felt the pressure. Gangs, violence, drugs – it surrounded him every day when school let out. But LaMale joined the Boys and Girls Club where he received mentoring and homework help. Now he’s a rising high school studen earning good grades and has chosen to give back to his neighborhood as president of a teen community service group.
With your help, Teena and LaMale, like so many others, can continue to LIVE UNITED in making our community a better place for all!