Lifetime Eyecare Optometry joins Small Businesses Love Big

Aug. 19, 2022


By John Bailey

Lifetime Eyecare Optometry owner Dr. Allen Bandy, Jr. thinks the Catawba County United Way logo says it all – Live United. 

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Lifetime Eyecare Optometry in Newton is the newest member of the Catawba County United Way’s Small Businesses Love Big initiative.  

This is an opportunity for small companies in Catawba County (50 employees or less) to invest back into their communities by supporting local non-profit programs. 

“Catawba County is a great county to live in and a great community to be a part of and living united, we should all work to take care of each other,” Bandy said. “With one simple donation you can help many different agencies in the county. Each has been looked at and deemed to be worthy of United Way support and that means a lot to me as a donor.”

Each Small Businesses Love Big participant contribute $365 a year, which will be used to fund a second CCUW allocation process focused on small and start-up local non-profitsRepresentatives of the businesses will then meet to review the grant applications and decide what programs to fund.

“We know that our small businesses understand and see the needs in our community from a unique perspective and giving them the opportunity to invest in their community not only makes sense but honors the contributions of both small business and non-profits,” Catawba County United Way Executive Director Mark Bumgarner said.

To learn more about the CCUW’s Small Businesses Love Big initiative call Sylvia Long at 828-327-6851 or email or visit THIS LINK