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CaptureXmas2019 December - Annual Christmas Bureau brings the smiles

This year 580 families were helped through the Christmas Bureau, benefiting the lives of 1,521 individual children. This included 380 teens through the Catawba County United Way Teen Christmas. This collaborative effort through the Christmas Bureau let local families in need know they were not alone during this holiday season. Thank you to all those who were part of this great event.

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CaptureThanks2019 November - United Way staff says Thank You

The Catawba County United Way staff ham it up to say thank you to all those who support the work the CCUW and its funded partners do throughout the year.

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IMGP21892019 October - Cross Country Invitational teaches kindness

2019 Catawba County United Way Cross Country Invitational - More than 40 teams, over 900 runners, 30+ student led community service projects and one amazing story from Dave Clark and Doug Cornfield about never letting anything hold you back from chasing your dreams. Cornfield wrote a children’s book about Dave’s story, showing the power of friendship and caring. Several schools were so moved by Clark's story they made the message of the book the center piece of their service projects.
Results from the race can be found at nc.milesplit.com.

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IMGP1488web2019 September -
Catawba County Youth Council on why it's important to give back

2019 Catawba County Days of Caring - a way to educate the importance of volunteering to the general public by connecting them directly to the needs of local non-profit agencies. The first stop was with volunteers from the Catawba County Youth Council washing fleet vehicles at Adult Life Programs. The agency is a day center for adults with special needs, 18 years and older, who desire or are in need of adult day services.

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JoeCrocker11web2019 September -
Former CCUW president, Joe Crocker,
talks about United Way merger

Another Look Back - during the recent Catawba County United Way's 75th anniversary event, former CCUW board president Joe Crocker shared his memories through a video interview of the merger between the Eastern Catawba United Way and the Greater Hickory United Way in the mid-1980s.

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RedCrossDAT0192019 August - Red Cross volunteers talk about helping in a crisis

Local Red Cross volunteers: Neal Hass and Leo Smith, talk about what it means to be there for families in a disaster crisis. The American Red Cross has been a funded partner of the Catawba County United Way for decades.

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HygieneDrive1065web112019 June -
United Way Day of Action hygiene supply drive for students

Something as simple as a toothbrush can make all the difference for a student...North Newton Elementary School Counselor Emily Miller and Principal Jill Hager talk about the importance of supporting the United Way student hygiene drive.

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2019 Senior Games_MomentWeb2019 May - Unifour Senior Games

The Catawba County United Way visited the Unifour Senior Games in Hickory and learned age truly is just a number.

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IMGP0918web2019 May - Youth Council allocates $10,000 to non-profits

Catawba County Youth Council members Carrigan Price, Mikey Gordon and Josh Carter share their thoughts on helping to allocate $10,000 to local non-profits who run programs benefiting area youth.

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ECCCMincome461web2019 May - Learning the difference between need and want

ECCCM client shares story of becoming financially stable - The Catawba County United Way tackles this issue with help from its funded partners like ECCCM. They provide a variety of programs including crisis financial assistance, financial counseling and consumer credit counseling.

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LuisMorales11web2019 April - Sometimes life throws us a hard curve

Luis Morales shares his story of finding a path to redemption after detox with help from Exodus Homes. This is why the Catawba County United Way targets funding to partners who help individuals like Morales.

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AdultLifeFriends2019 April - Nothing better than making friends at Adult Life

Adult Life Programs, a Catawba County United Way funded partner, has become a center of friendship for its staff and clients like Hope and Glen.

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IMGP03312019 March - ALFA shows the value of a caring heart

Michael McPherson, with the Aids Leadership Foothills Area Alliance (ALFA) talks about how the agency works to be more than a service, how it focuses on being a source of comfort.

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Red Cross2019 February - Sharing Hope and Apples, American Red Cross

Scott Loudermelt with the Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross shares a story of how local volunteers make a difference in the lives of disaster victims.

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LunchBuddy985web2018 Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program

Council on Adolescents Lunch Buddy program brings smiles to both the participating students and their mentors.

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IMGP0182web22018 Fair Share Donor Car Giveaway

On Dec. 19, Conover School teacher Susan Estes won a new car from Paramount Automotive during the Catawba County United Way Fair Share Donor car giveaway. The event was a fun way to celebrate all of the CCUW's Fair Share Donors and the impact we make collectively when we decide to give back to our community.

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IMGP9291aa2018 Meals on Wheels Program

Donna and Terry Barker talk about the importance of being clients of Senior Nutrition Services Meals on Wheels program, a Catawba County United Way funded partner.

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Individual Paul LoftinWeb2018 Giving from the Heart

Local volunteers talk about the value of helping others during the 2018 Catawba Co. United Way Volunteer Center's Giving from the Heart Volunteer Awards.

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IMGP9387web2018 Exodus Homes celebrating new site

Exodus Homes celebrated the opening of its newest site on Sept. 29. The 12,000 square foot facility on 4th Street SW in Hickory will house the offices for Exodus Homes, Exodus Works and the agency's Thrift Store along with room for other purposes related to the their mission.

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catie brown exodus homes2018 Exodus Homes client shares story of recovery

Catie Brown shares her story of recovery as an Exodus Homes client. Video courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College.

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IMGP9348web2018 Days of Caring - FedEx at Family Guidance

FedEx stepped up to help paint and do landscaping along with donating $2,000 towards helping Family Guidance Center's shelter, during this year's United Way Days of Caring on Sept. 21.

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shurtape ann peeleWEB2018 Family Guidance shares story at Shurtape visit

Family Guidance Center’s Ann Peele along with client Laura Clark visited Shurtape employees to talk about how local United Way funded partners impact their community. They're pictured with Shurtape's Tim Martin.

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Mackie887webPreparing for 2018 Campaign

Catawba County United Way Campaign Chair Keith Mackie talks about making a difference in your community...Live United.

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ECCCM Cynthia Linger Lucy Thacker web2018 ECCM client shares her story

Cynthia Lingerfelt (left) shares her story of how ECCCM, a CCUW funded partner, helped her find work and a new home.

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Casey McCall 192aa2018 visit to Salvation Army's Shelter of Hope

The Salvation Army's Shelter of Hope Director Casey McCall shares a story with visiting employees from Corning about how a late, night phone call from the police reminded him why he works to help others.

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IMG_7444aa2018 School Supply Drive

Stuff the Bus success...Volunteer Cheryl Abee talks about the importance of Catawba County United Way hosting a school supplies drive every year.

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Ann Peele web2018 Family Guidance's Ann Peele

Ann Peele, executive director of Family Guidance Center, talks about helping nearly 200 families avoid a home foreclosure during a Catawba County United Way meeting.

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