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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  “This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Catawba County United Way.  We celebrate the legacy of the past and the strong roots our United Way was based upon. We honor the present and are so grateful for the generous donations of our community.  The future is bright as we look to the next generation of community leaders and supporters like you to help improve the health, education and emergency services for a stronger tomorrow. Join me in making a difference in our community and donate to the 75th anniversary campaign.”  - 2019 Campaign Chair- Amy Guyer, Vice President, Century Furniture/Rock House Family of Brands


Congratulations to each week's finalists. Employees of companies participating in this year's Fair Share Donors program (1 hour pay per month) will go into 10 drawings, which started on Sept. 19 for a chance at being a finalist to win either a Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra or a Volkswagen Jetta from Paramount Automotive. The winner will be draw in December. 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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