Volunteers needed

The Volunteer Center at the Catawba County United Way is looking for help at the following agencies.

Adult Life Programs – Visiting with participants, assisting with activities of daily living, leading a program such as arts and crafts, educational. Someone with an excellent driving record could assist in transportation routes. Any church or intergenerational groups are welcome to come for performances or help with above activities.

AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) Food Pantry shoppers, client transportation, festival booth attendants, office tasks, club sweeps, peer education, special events, board members, DFF host party and DFF Committee.

American Red Cross – Catawba Valley Chapter – Blood Drives, clerical, community awareness, emergency services, disaster response.

Catawba County Animal Shelter – Walking dogs, socializing the dogs, bathing animals, feeding the animals and cleaning the cages.

To learn about Other Agencies in need of Help contact John Bailey at the Catawba County United Way, or call 828-327-6851.

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  Our work is focused on building better lives and a thriving community by increasing educational opportunities, fostering financial stability and independence and improving healthcare access and understanding for all. Your support makes this work possible.”  - 2018 Campaign Chair- Keith Mackie, Ed.D. - Executive Vice President Catawba Valley Community  College.


Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Susan Estes, a teacher at Conover School. She is the 2018 Catawba County United  Way Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway winner. Employees of companies participating in this year's Fair Share Donors program (1 hour pay per month) went into 10 drawings since September for a chance at being a finalist to win either a Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra or a Volkswagen Jetta from Paramount Automotive. Along with giving away a new car, the event helps raise awareness of the impact the United Way has in Catawba County.


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The Our Money Needs Calculator is a great place to start to learn how much money your family needs to make ends meet. Be prepared to answer a few simple questions:
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  • How many adults live in your house?
  • How many children do you have (by age)?

Our Money Needs Calculator helps you understand whether your family earns enough money to make ends meet. It considers where you live in North Carolina,your family makeup, taxes, and basic needs. Basic needs include housing, childcare, food, transportation, health care, and other essentials. You’ll also discover steps to get ahead, along with additional resources to help.

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Got a great volunteer that you want to recognize?  I know there are TONS of great volunteers in Catawba County because I read about the regularly in the newspaper.  This is an easy way for you to recognize your volunteers and give them an extra “Thank you”.

Nominate them for the 2019 Giving From the Heart Award.  We accept nominations for volunteers that live or volunteer in Catawba County and we accept nominations from all non-profits and all not-for-profits (governmental).  The volunteers can be nominated in one of our three categories – Adult, Youth and Group.  The winner in each category will receive a $500 award, made in their name, to the non-profit and or governmental organization of their choice.   All nominees will be invited to the luncheon where all nominees will be recognized and receive certificates of appreciation.  

The deadline for submitting applications is October 4, 2019.  This will be a strict cut-off date in order to get the applications judged and invitations to all nominees for the luncheon.

Click here to nominate a volunteer for the 2019 Giving From the Heart Award.