We know that the Triangle is regularly touted as a great place to live and to raise a family. Just this year, Raleigh was ranked as the #2 Best Performing City in the country by the Milken Institute. We have seen great success in industry, tourism and quality of life – but this is not the reality for everyone.
Did you know that amidst all the economic boom and the prosperity for many, there are more than 200,000 people living in poverty in the Triangle? Did you know that more than 2,000 people in our community are homeless on any given night?
The reality for these families and individuals is bleak. A single mother and her children sleeping in their car because she can no longer afford rent. An elderly gentleman who cannot make it to his medical appointments because he lacks transportation and assistance. A child who depends on school breakfasts and lunches but isn’t sure if mom and dad will be able to afford meals at home over the weekend.
These are our neighbors. And they need our help.
With your partnership, we are making an impact on these tough problems, but there is so much more work to do. With your help, these solutions are in reach for even more of our neighbors.
Your gift to United Way of the Greater Triangle will help eradicate poverty in the Triangle.