About Us

Catawba County United Way

The mission of Catawba County United Way (CCUW) is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The Catawba County United Way strives to be the most effective and efficient organization that identifies and prioritizes the greatest unmet human needs in our community.

To accomplish this, the CCUW collaborates with individuals, other non-profits and local resources to build a safety net to help meet those needs.

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.

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Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life.

Our Impact Areas are:

Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential through 

  • School readiness
  • Academic achievement
  • Parental/Guardian engagement
  • Productive young adults

Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence through

  • Family sustaining education and employment
  • Income supports
  • Saving and managing expenses
  • Affordable housing

Health – Improving People’s Health

  • Healthy beginnings
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Safe and secure environments
  • Access to healthcare

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

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