Category: Features

Volunteers Pack 1,400 Bags of Food for Senior Residents During United Way’s Day of Caring

Every year, United Way of the Greater Triangle hosts an annual Day of Caring and invites community volunteers to get hands-on with nonprofit organizations doing the on-the-ground work needed to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility in our communities. During this year’s event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, more than 100 volunteers from United Way corporate

Double Your Impact On The Greater Triangle for #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving isn’t just another day to enjoy leftovers, it’s also a chance to break from the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by celebrating the only annual holiday dedicated to giving back where it’s needed most. Started seven years ago, #GivingTuesday has become a global celebration of charitable giving that harnesses

From ‘Side Hustles’ to Living-Wage Careers

“It’s incredibly important to our country that we get more people starting businesses. If you don’t own stuff in our society, you’re not a stakeholder.” Brian Hamilton is used to speaking in front of a board room and as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, he does it a lot. But on a quiet night in Durham,

After Fleeing Domestic Abuse, Tia and Her Children Were Lost. Families Moving Forward Brought Them Home

There are 2,000 people in the Greater Triangle experiencing homeless on any given night and of them, 590 live in Durham. The path home isn’t an easy one but thanks to organizations like Families Moving Forward, families in a homelessness crisis have access to emergency shelter they desperately need. Tia was one of them. She

This UNC Chapel Hill Senior Turned an Internship Experience Into a Life-Changing Donation

When Matthew Harding, a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, accepted an internship with First Citizens Bank he expected it could change his future. What he didn’t expect was that his experience would change someone else’s future too. Matthew didn’t participate in a traditional internship program. Sure, he gained real-world experience working alongside professionals in the

James Ivy Found Courage To Explore His Destiny Thanks To StepUp Ministry

James Adam Ivy Jr.’s love for cutting hair started in the era where men wore suits and ties but his skill was born out of necessity. When he couldn’t afford the high top fades that were in style, he started cutting his own. His father, who was always impeccably dressed, supported his dream. “I remember