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New Board President

Outgoing Board President, 

Bill Cable of Peoples Bank

welcomes Debra Bechtel,

Catawba County Government

as 2017 CCUW Board President

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2016 Giving From the Heart Award

Want to thank your volunteer(s) and give them a little of recognition that they greatly deserve?  

Nominate them for the "Giving From the Heart Award".  The Catawba County Volunteer Center (a program of Catawba County United Way) “Giving From the Heart Awards” is presented to an Adult, a Group and a Youth who reside or volunteer in Catawba County. A panel of judges outside of the county will judge all nominations. The winner in each category will have a $500 award given in their honor to the non-profit organization of his or her choice. Every nominee will receive a certificate and be invited to the awards luncheon which is scheduled for November...Piedmont Natural Gas is the sponsor of the monetary contributions. 

Click here for nomination form.  All forms must be received by October 14, 2016.

To view pictures of the awards ceremony, click on the "Photos" tab on our Home Page.

Stuff The Bus - A Huge Success

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CCUW Welcomes New Board Members

7 New members join our Board of Directors.  Click the "News" tab to learn more.

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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 community.


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.



When it comes to supporting non-profit organizations donors have many choices.  Your donation to Catawba County United Way is an effective and efficient means to improve lives and strengthen our community through our wide-ranging scope, focused action, and accountability requirements.    Here’s how United Way does what no other organization can.  

 Broad Vision ·      

  • Understanding the broad needs of our community - United Way is the one place where a diverse group of volunteers come together to identify the needs of our community. ·      
  • Education, Income and Health - United Way takes a holistic approach to addressing community issues by investing in programs that help people achieve the building blocks of a good life -- education, income and health. Progress in each of these areas creates and reinforces progress in others, multiplying the impact of each donor gift.

Focused Action   

  • Research & Data Analysis - United Way gathers pertinent existing local data on community issues.  The analysis of this data is used to determine the most pressing needs in our community and guide our collaborative efforts to address them. ·      
  • Concrete strategies and measurable goals - Volunteer community leader’s work to create long-term sustainable change - not just quick fixes.
  • The right mix of programs – United Way volunteers use a competitive process to select the right mix of programs that will achieve our community’s goals by focusing on the areas of Education, Income, and Health to improve lives and strengthen our community. This comprehensive process provides a level of assurance that donors ‘gifts are being used effectively.

Accountability and Results ·      

  • Accountability - United Way holds every program we fund accountable for the effective use of donors’ contributions.
  • Results – United Way regularly reviews funded programs to ensure they are using proven strategies to produce measurable results. ·
  • Trust – For over 70 years Catawba County United Way has maintained a trusted reputation provided by an experienced and talented local board of directors.
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