These are truly turbulent times for our country and our community. Through it all, the Catawba County United Way has been there like a lighthouse to help show us the way to safety through a network of care and support. 

Our work is focused on inspiring and building better lives and a thriving community. We do this by increasing educational opportunities, fostering financial stability and independence and improving healthcare access and understanding for all. 

We need your support to keep accomplishing these goals and making a difference in our community. If we work together, nothing is impossible, and we will be able to lift our community and help people today and future generations to come. Please join me in this worthwhile mission by pledging and thank you for doing your part.”

Johann Louchez, 2021 CCUW Campaign Chair

Foothills Market President for BB&T now Truist

Funds raised stay in Catawba County and help with:

  • finding shelter,
  • medically assisted recovery,
  • free books for children,
  • sexual assault services,
  • adult day services,
  • meals for seniors,
  • transitional housing,
  • tutoring for students,
  • HIV counseling,
  • emergency services,
  • crisis financial assistance.

Learn more about a Virtual Campaign 

Contact Sylvia Long

CCUW Director of Resource Development

828-327-6851 or

Campaign FunRaiser

Campaign Toolkit

Information and promotional material to run your United Way campaign.

CLICK HERE or on the image below for links to videos and flyers you can use to help tell the CCUW story.


PHOTOS - 2019 Spirit of Giving Awards

Catawba County United Way celebrated the power of giving by recognizing the top Company Campaigns of 2019. Click on photo below to see the gallery.

CENTURY furniture


Become a 2021 Fair Share Donor and help someone in need - Drawings start Sept. 23

car drawing 2020

Employees of companies participating in this year's Catawba County United Way's Fair Share Donors program (1 hour pay per month) will go into 10 drawings, starting on Sept. 23, 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 raises awareness (and funds) of the impact the United Way has in Catawba County through local programs that address needs in the areas of education, income and health.

Drawings for finalists are held every Thursday with the last one on Dec. 2. The winner will be drawn on Dec. 16.

Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

car drawing

The car winner will be decided on Dec. 16, noon at Paramount Automotive in Hickory. Thank you to everyone who helped and participated in this year's CCUW Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway.

Click on THIS LINK, to see more PHOTOS from the 2020 Fair Share drawing.