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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…