Asheville, North Carolina - USA
For over two decades, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (USA) has successfully partnered with Flint Group in Arden, North Carolina, to mobilise people into collective action through Giving, Advocating and Volunteering in the areas of Education, Income and Health.
In their words: United Way describes the impact of Flint Group’s support...
The support received from both employees and the corporation has made a tremendous impact on communities here in Western North Carolina. Since 1995, employees of Flint Group have donated over $300,000 to United Way. Additionally, a combined $100,000 in corporate funds has been donated to the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and United Way of Henderson County. Because of this support, we have been able to invest close to $400,000 back into the community.
Last year, over 73,000 lives were impacted by United Way dollars in Asheville and Buncombe County. Results like that would not at all be possible without the strong support from local donors.
Flint employees not only GIVE, they VOLUNTEER. Flint Group has participated in United Way’s Day of Caring during four of the last five years. During this annual day-long volunteer event, over 1,000 community members are mobilised to volunteer with their co-workers. The estimated savings to participating organisations is valued at over $70,000 every year. In 2011 Flint Group employees painted and reorganised a classroom at Valley Childhood Development Center. Then, in 2012, employees assisted in cleaning up the Wild for Life wildlife rehabilitation centre.
When we combine our efforts with those around us – our co-workers, our faith community, our civic groups, our family or our friends – we have the power to strengthen our community and have a better quality of life. Employees at the Arden Flint Group facility have recognised this. They know that we all have a stake in our neighbours’ success, so when they succeed, we all do!
The giving, advocacy and volunteerism of our Flint Group friends have been magnified by the same generosity of their neighbours and has continually made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Thank you for inspiring hope for a better tomorrow!
David D Bailey
President & CEO
United Way of Asheville
& Buncombe County