United Way Makes an Impact in Wayne County
GOLDSBORO, N.C.— Last week, the United Way of Wayne County awarded 16 grants to 11 local agencies to support education, financial stability, health and wellness and basic needs in our community. Totaling over $525,000 these grants are a result of a successful 2019 workplace campaign. In addition to these Community Investment grants, the 2019 campaign also supports 211 in Wayne County, Familywize Prescription Discount Card, Postal Carrier’s and Fill the Theater food drive coordination, Family Emerging Issues grants, Education grants, disaster relief efforts and the Family Learning Center. Through these investments, United Way of Wayne County will be able to improve over 18,000 lives this year.
United Way of Wayne County awarded grants to support community troops with our local chapter of Girl Scouts. (Picture: Jasmine Rowe and Sherry Archibald)
Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County received three grants to help support their Smart Moves, Triple Pay and Aim for Success programming. These programs help kids learn to make smart choices, engage in a healthy life style and achieve academic success.
The Partnership for Children received a grant to support Pregnancy Birth and Beyond, a free, comprehensive prenatal class for expectant mothers and their families. (Picture: Valerie Wallace and Sherry Archibald
A United Way grant to WAGES’ Elderly Nutrition Program supports a congregate feeding site in Mount Olive and Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors who are under 60. (Picture: Sherry Archibald, Patricia Beier and Brownie Doss)
Wayne Uplift also received a grant to support their Domestic Violence Victim support program which includes a 24/7 crisis hotline, support groups and a DV Victim shelter. (Picture: Rachel Rhodes, Linda Holden-Cox and Glenda White)
A grant was also awarded for Emergency Assistance provided by Society of St. Vincent de Paul to provide help for those facing emergency need related to food, utilities or rent payments. Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a completely volunteer run organization. (Picture: Sherry Archibald and Ray Urban)
Boy Scout recived a grant to support the Community Packs. Picture: Kirk Mayes, Sherry Archibald & Jason Smith
Wayne County Winners at the North Carolina Spirit Awards
Leading beyond the traditional fundraising campaign, these winners created opportunities to educate employees on community needs, led by those at the top of the organizational chart; motivated campaign participants to give by introducing them to real stories of need; and provided volunteer opportunities so that donors could offer their skills and their hands to serve their community
Southco Distributing Company was recognized for achieving standards of excellence including engaging the community, developing a volunteer culture and partnering with the United Way of Wayne County to raise awareness of needs and foster a spirit of giving.
BB&Ts across the state were recognized for their longstanding commitment to partner with United Way in an effort to improve lives in their local community. Heather Twiggs and Neal Benton were present to accept this honor on behalf of our local BB&T.
For more information about the Spirit of North Carolina Award and a complete list of winners, visit unitedwaync.org/spirit-north-carolina-award-winners
Check out what our community did on their weekend off.