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EmPOWERment Inc. Continues to Strengthen Orange County Community Through Community Organizing, Housing, and Development

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in North Carolina, EmPOWERment inc.’s Executive Director Delores Bailey began researching the financial options available…

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Partner Voices: How Virtual Connections Through Telethealth Add and Subtract

This opinions article was written and submitted to United Way of the Greater Triangle by Rachel Galanter, Executive Director of…

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Johnston Lee Harnett Community Action Continues to Empower and Embolden Despite Pandemic

Frank* and his father had both recently moved in together. They were both gainfully employed and were making substantial progress…

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United Way of the Greater Triangle Announces Anti-Racism Community Fund

United Way of the Greater Triangle is proud to announce the Anti-Racism Community Fund today as an extension of the…

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TheGifted Arts Plans to Offer Day Programming for WCPSS Students Learning Virtually This School Year. Here’s How To Help.

When it comes to discussions about re-opening North Carolina, whether or not to re-open schools for the 2020-2021 school year…

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Alliance Medical Ministry Pivots Quickly to Serve Wake County Patients During COVID-19

Approximately 117,000 Wake County residents are uninsured. Healthcare is challenging and expensive for many, but low-income households and individuals without…

United Way’s Rapid Response Fund Focuses 4th Funding Round To Support Triangle Nonprofits Serving Black And Latinx Communities Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color nationwide and North Carolina is no exception. In response to the growing disparity…

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Partnership for Children of Johnston County Partners with Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mariela, a single mom of two young girls in Johnston County, left her job at a restaurant and begun her…

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NC 2-1-1 Answers the Call Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

At what point do you stop being a hotel guest and become a tenant? This question has been on many…

TABLE Utilizes Rapid Response Fund to Expand Services for Orange County Children

A startling 32% of school-age kids in Orange County participate in the National School Lunch Program. This suggests nearly 1…

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We Stand With Our Black Neighbors

Dear United Way community, The recent events of violence against Black Americans are abhorrent and must not be tolerated. United…

TROSA Graduate Finds Recovery and a Bright Future

“It’s like two completely different people. There’s a night and day difference between where I was at and what I’m…

United Way’s Rapid Response Fund Distributes $206,785 in Third Round of Funding

United Way of the Greater Triangle announced today that its Rapid Response Fund is distributing an additional $206,785 in funding…

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This Durham, NC Nonprofit Is Helping Parents Create Positive Relationships With Their Kids

This article is being published in its entirety with permission from Exchange Family Center. To learn more about Exchange Family…

Where To Get Help In The Greater Triangle During COVID-19

We're here to help you when times get tough. Here's a list of resources available through United Way's nonprofit partners…

Triangle-Region Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19

Looking for safe ways to give back during the #COVID-19 crisis? We're curating the latest opportunities that'll have the biggest…

Rapid Response Fund Recipient, Housing For New Hope, Helps Families Move Into Stable Homes

On any given day, Housing for New Hope — a nonprofit organization based in Durham, NC — is helping up…

One Year In, Durham One Fund’s Nearly $452,000 In Community Contributions Demonstrates The Importance Of Supporting Neighbors In Crisis

Directly following the 2019 explosion in Downtown Durham, the Durham One Fund – established by United Way of the Greater…

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At Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Volunteering Is A Family Affair

When Kaye Kelly and her children began volunteering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, they already had many years of family volunteering…

Rapid Response Fund Distributes $277,400 In Emergency Funding to 26 Nonprofit Organizations Providing Critical Resources to Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way of the Greater Triangle announced today that its Rapid Response Fund will distribute $277,400 in its first round…

Deep Dive: United Way’s Process for Rapid Response Fund Allocation Decisions

UPDATE #1: Rapid Response Fund will soon issue $266,830 in second round of funding to 36 local nonprofit organizations. United…

How RTI International Is Helping United Way Rapidly Respond To Those In Need

Recently the Triangle has seen some tough times due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many have lost their jobs, fallen…

Meet An Organization Boasting More Than 90 Years of Volunteering Service in the Triangle

Community change can’t be created through donations alone. Mary DesChamps and “sisters” in the Wake County area know this well…

Activate Good is Building an Army of Helpers To Support The Greater Triangle

In 2004, Amber Smith decided to take a road trip with her best friend with the mission of performing random…

WRAL and United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Virtual Telethon Raises $655,820 to Support Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

100% of donations collected will support United Way’s Rapid Response Fund, which is providing emergency funding to Triangle-area nonprofits supporting…

WRAL-TV, CBC Properties Host Virtual Telethon to Support United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Rapid Response Fund

The Rapid Response Fund was launched on March 16 to provide emergency funding to Triangle-area nonprofits supporting residents with critical…

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Book Harvest is Bringing Equity to Literacy in the Greater Triangle

This article is being published in its entirety with permission from Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director of Book Harvest.…

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COVID-19 and the United Way of the Greater Triangle Community

United Way of the Greater Triangle has been carefully tracking the local impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our number one priority…

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This First-Generation College Graduate Says a Durham United Way Nonprofit Partner Let Her Dream Without Limits

Niadiquay Everette, a Durham-native, always wanted something more for herself. Growing up in her family, money was always tight and…

Durham One Fund Begins Distributing Funds to Organizations That Have Served Families Displaced From McDougald Terrace

The Durham One Fund announced today that it has begun to distribute funds to local nonprofit, government, and public-serving organizations…

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The Top 5 Ways These Greater Triangle Leaders Succeeded Since Becoming 10 to Watch Recipients

United Way of the Greater Triangle launched its 10 to Watch initiative in 2018 as an intentional way to address…

How Publix Fosters A Philanthropic Community, According To This United Way Campaign Leader

When George Jenkins founded Publix Super Markets in 1930, he wasn’t just aiming to create a retailer that would develop…

Representatives from United Way of the Greater Triangle, Golden Corral, and RTI International pose with Spirit of NC Awards
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United Way Celebrates Golden Corral and RTI International for Significant Philanthropic Efforts in the Greater Triangle

United Way of the Greater Triangle announced today that Golden Corral Corporation and RTI International have been awarded the 2019…

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Microsoft Employees Pack Valentine’s Day Kits for Meals on Wheels Wake County

With today being Valentine’s Day, and with love in the air, it is important to take time to remember a…

Two United Way-Funded Organizations Are Partnering to Offer Arts Programming to Southeast Raleigh Students

Raleigh was named one of the top 10 cities in the world for quality of life last month and residents…

Meet Joe Lavender, United Way’s Senior Leader of Creative Services

How well do you know the folks behind-the-scenes at United Way of the Greater Triangle? This week we’re turning the…

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Nearly Half of Wake County Residents Are Paying Too Much For Housing

In 2018, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a report with information that may surprise you: full-time minimum-wage workers…

Gina Miller is a Nationwide Claims Director By Profession and a United Way Champion By Choice

United Way of the Greater Triangle is on a mission to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility. That lofty goal…

Former Hope Center at Pullen Clients Form Youth Advisory Board to Help Guide the Organization’s Future

There are more than 500 young people in Wake County living in foster care and of those, about 30 will…

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This Mom Credits Families Together With Helping Her Find Housing And Financial Stability

When Kathleen’s relationship reached its tipping point, the police showed up and she was given 10 minutes to gather her…

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He Was Determined To Rebuild After The 2008 Economic Collapse. This Wake County Nonprofit Helped Him Get There.

In 2008, the economy collapsed and Jermel lost his job. Even with a business degree, it was hard to find…

How Families Together Helped This Family Move From Gang Territory To Their Own Safe Haven

All Yasmine and her husband wanted for their three children was a safe and affordable place to live. But fulfilling…

This Wake County Nonprofit Helped a College-Educated Mom Find Stable Housing After Homelessness

At just 26 years old, Ashley has faced more hardship than most people her age. Her early childhood was marked…

World Relief Durham’s RISE Camp is Connecting Refugee Children Around The Common Experience Of Being A Kid

It’s a hot Wednesday afternoon in the heart of summer. Outside of Jordan High School in Durham, it’s a heavy…

The Center for Child and Family Health is Creating a Mentally Healthier Durham Community by Preventing and Treating Childhood Trauma

Just four minutes from downtown Durham, a two-story red brick building sits on a street corner adjacent to a food…

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How Wake County’s StepUp Ministry Changed This Woman’s Life Through Employment And Job Skills Training

Teresa McNair has already experienced more trauma than many people will experience in a lifetime. She lost her younger brother…

Threshold Clubhouse: Where People Understand Mental Illness

United Way of the Greater Triangle's blog lifts up stories of impact across the four counties the organization serves (Durham,…

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500+ Volunteers Pack Kits For United Way Partners In Celebration Of 25th Annual MLK Day Of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. This past…

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Housing Ministry, Blue Cross NC, Duke Energy, and Golden Corral Step Up to Support McDougald Terrace Residents Through United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Durham One Fund

United Way of the Greater Triangle recently announced that five local partners and organizations – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, The…

Baby enjoys crib at The Green Chair Project

SAFEchild, The Green Chair Project, and Pacific Western Bank Partner To Give 100 Cribs To Families In Need

26 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics launched its Back-To-Sleep campaign — now called Safe to Sleep — with…

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Meet Jeff Howell, United Way’s New Leader of Program Performance

How well do you know the folks behind-the-scenes at United Way of the Greater Triangle? This week we’re turning the…

Join United Way’s Community Impact Team for Happy Hour Twice A Month

Office hours during happy hour? Yes, please! Swing by our building on the first and second Thursday of every month…

Morgan Siegel behind the counter at Jeddah's Tea
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From Hardship to Entrepreneurship: Durham’s Jeddah’s Tea Story

The average American adult spent more than 5.4 hours per day looking at their smartphone last year and consumed five…

Durham One Fund Supporting Displaced McDougald Terrace Residents

United Way of the Greater Triangle announced today that the Durham One Fund will begin accepting donations to support the…

Eric Guckian United Way partners spreading access to joy in the Greater Triangle

How United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Nonprofit Partners are Spreading Access to Joy

Happy Holidays! I love everything about the holiday season from the music – A Charlie Brown Christmas, anything Sinatra, that…

Volunteering Spotlight: Assembling Kits for New Moms with Book Harvest

Being a new mom comes with a variety of challenges. Not only do you have to worry about taking care…

Leadership Donor Volunteer Event: NC Diaper Bank

On Friday, December 13, 2019 United Way of the Greater Triangle hosted a volunteer event for our Leadership Donors at…

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Volunteers Pack 1,400 Bags of Food for Senior Residents

Every year, United Way of the Greater Triangle hosts an annual Day of Caring and invites community volunteers to get…

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StepUp Ministry helped James Ivy find courage to pursue his dreams

James’ love of hair started in childhood but his barber skills were born from necessity. After life led him down…

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Zack is able to dream, thanks to Open Table Ministry

He survived a tumultuous upbringing, hard drug addictions, and five near-death experiences.⁠ Now with support from this United Way partner,…

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How Book Harvest is ensuring students’ long-term success

Now in kindergarten, David is scoring above performance level in fluency and comprehension and his parents credit this United Way…

Access to healthy food fills more than just empty stomachs

1 in 5 children in the Greater Triangle is still food insecure. They don’t have reliable access to enough affordable,…

Affordable housing can create social mobility

43% of renters in the Triangle are living in housing that costs more than 30% of a family’s income. By…

How college and good careers can eradicate poverty

Parents in poverty are busy trying to make ends meet. They know that their child’s education is important but they…