Before you flip the calendar. . .
See what we are most proud of this year
We kicked off the first StoryWalks in Alamance County to promote physical activity and reading, a fun way for adults to engage with children.
North Park, Burlington
Alamance Partnership for Children, Glencoe Village
Beth Schmidt Park, Elon
Coming Soon-Graham & Mebane
For the fourth year, United Way has sponsored a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Alamance County, assisting elderly, low income, and individuals with disabilities during tax season. Our site brought back $253,661 to the community in returns and documented over 460 volunteer hours.
80% of programs supported by United Way grant funds met or exceeded their projected outcomes. An exciting example, the 6 year college graduation rate for Elon Academy scholars is 66% which is higher than the overall average of traditional students (55%) and much higher than other first generation/low income students (11%). The college access program celebrated their 10th anniversary! Alamance Community College credited support from United Way and other local community partners to their increased graduation rate, which is up by 113%.
United Way launched a new virtual portal called
Volunteer Alamance for nonprofits to recruit and engage volunteers,
more than 300 users and 60 agencies are using the platform to date
2-1-1 continues to be a reliable resource for people in need and a referral option for nonprofits,this year 2,145 calls were received in Alamance County, which is up 921 calls from last year.
Statewide 2-1-1 is now part of the Emergency Operations Centers system,you can call 2-1-1 for non-emergency assistance during a disaster like an ice storm or hurricane to get up to date information about shelters, food and other resources.
LINK transit began service this summer; United Way supported the 5th route to Alamance Community College. “Normally I walk to work and it takes me about 40 minutes, but now it’ll only take me about 10 minutes to get there,” explained Rooks Williams via Sam Roberts (Times News)
First annual United Way Day – a virtual event that raised awareness and funds in an easy and fun way.
Our 12th annual Great Alamance Auto Rally gave away not one,
but two cars this year.
This program is supported by local car dealers
and has raised more than $1 Million dollars to date!
SUPPORT FROM DONORS, BUSINESSES, WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS AND FOUNDATIONS EXCEEDED $1.4 MILLION THIS PAST YEAR AND WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO SURPASSING THAT BENCHMARK,
BUT WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN ALAMANCE COUNTY WITHOUT YOU!!!!
So what will the New Year be for us…
A new chapter, a new verse, or just the same old story?
Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.