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, 2022 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.


2021 Car Giveaway Winner

Watch THIS VIDEO to see Conover School teacher Meghan Stripling start the car and become the 2021 CCUW Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway Winner.




Become a Fair Share Donor and help someone in need - Drawings start in September

2022 Car Giveaway Winner - Margaret Bush

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For the third year in a row, the winner of the Catawba County United Way Fair Share Donor car giveaway was the first person who tried to start the car at Paramount Automotive in Hickory.

The 2022 Catawba County United Way Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway winner is Margaret Bush from Conover School.

It’s been another record year for the Catawba County United Way, with 784 Fair Share Donors signed up during our annual campaign. Ten of those donors were drawn for the chance at winning a new car from Paramount Automotive Group on Dec. 15.

The names of the CCUW Car Giveaway finalists were picked during weekly drawings that started in September by Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. The car giveaway was open to employees of companies who pledged at Fair Share level (1hour pay/month) during their company’s workplace campaign.

For more information call Sylvia Long at the CCUW - 828-327-6851.

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