Category: Blog

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.

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

The Season of the Changemaker

If it’s autumn, it must be campaign season. Although we are working to engage donors and potential donors year-round, this is the time of year when, true to our history, workplace campaigns go into full force. What’s the focus of the Campaign? This year, our approach is a little different — and it was inspired

Holiday Volunteering

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, find a

Q & A with Mack Koonce, CEO UWGT

UWGT’s goal is to be a catalyst for long term solutions as we address the short-term needs of our community.  So, we continue to meet basic needs for healthcare, food, housing and safety for the most vulnerable people in our area, but we are also mobilizing the community effort to create better pathways for low-income