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United Way Publix Appreciation Day

A “thank you” poster created by children at Community Ridge Daycare, one of our funded partners, was presented to Publix, Lake Hickory Crossing, associates in appreciation of their support of our community at Publix Appreciation Day on 2/20/18. Having been in our community for just a year, Store Manager, Arnie Jackson and his team have already been actively engaged with us. Whether serving on the board of directors, sitting on our community investment panels, participating in our school supply drive, volunteering at our Cross Country Invitational, or through their support of our annual campaign – Publix is a strong community partner.” 
Located in only seven states, Publix Super Markets, Inc. associates surpassed their 2017 goal and raised over $36.5 million for United Ways. Publix is ranked the third largest United Way donor in the WORLD! Their continued support of our communities shows that "Everything is Possible Together." 

A note from our 2018 Campaign Chair- Keith Mackie, Ed.D. - Executive Vice President Catawba Valley Community College

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.” Keith Mackie

Our Money Needs Calculator


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:

  • Which North Carolina county do you live in?
  • 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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Catawba County United Way


The mission of Catawba County United Way is to 

increase the organized capacity of people to 

help others by mobilizing the caring power of our


The vision of Catawba County United Way is to

 be the most effective and efficient organization 

that identifies and prioritizes the greatest unmet 

human needs in the community, focuses human 

compassion, and mobilizes resources to meet 

those needs.


The Catawba County United Way has brought 

together people and resources to build a safety 

net to help meet the needs of our friends, 

neighbors, co-workers and families.


A constant reminder that when we as individuals 

think outside ourselves, we have the power to 

facilitate change. When we think of others’ lives 

as linked to our own, our compassion grows. 

When we reach out a hand to one, we influence 

the condition of all. We build the strength of 

our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our 

communities. And we change the lives of those

 who walk by us every day.

Dial 2-1-1 or visit for 24/7 access to resources and assistance in Catawba County and across our state.


NCWorks Online Connecting talent to jobs

NCWorks online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

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