Yearly Archives: 2016

Sneakers or Heels?

“I believe we can end childhood hunger. I believe we can end homelessness.” I say this every day as I present to companies as a Community Engagement Fellow with United Way of the Greater Triangle. And honestly, I really do believe that. We live in such an “informed society.” With the touch of our finger

Start the Bus(es)!

What happens when you combine the creative vision of a GoTriangle marketing guy, the reach of the United Way network, the powerhouse media outlets of WRAL and Capitol Broadcasting, and the generosity of the Triangle community? Within hours you surpass your original goal of filling one bus to help our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Three GoTriangle Storm Relief Buses Filled Up to Help Communities Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Media Contact: Melanie Davis-Jones mdavisjones@unitedwaytriangle.org  Morrisville, NC (October 27, 2016) – Buses from GoTriangle and RDU International delivered food and other supplies to families impacted by Hurricane Matthew for Johnston, Nash/Edgecombe, and Wilson Counties on Thursday, October 27. United Way of the Greater Triangle, GoTriangle, WRAL-TV, and RDU International urged Triangle residents to donate supplies to fill

Show, Not Tell

“Hitting them right in the feels.” While it’s not the most eloquent saying, I think about that quote several times a week. It was said back in July during our Community Engagement Fellows Orientation at United Way of the Greater Triangle. As a Community Engagement Fellow, I run workplace giving campaigns at about 40 of

Youth Thrive Issues a Call to Action

It can be tough for some young people growing up in Wake County. You might be struggling to graduate, or you might just be the one in five high school students who is a victim of bullying.  You might even feel hopeless and be thinking about suicide. Everyone agrees we should be there for our

Breaking Chains

Since I was young, I knew I wanted to be a part of something bigger, something life changing, something that would make me feel like I made a difference at the end of the day. I had heard of United Way, but it wasn’t until I started work as a Community Engagement Fellow that I