You Make the Difference!
Thank you for helping us reach our goal of funding and assembling 13,000 back-to-school safety kits!
We are so proud of our community for coming together to support Day of Action 2020! For the last month, Henderson County has rallied to support our 2020 Day of Action project: funding and assembling 13,000 back to school hygiene kits for Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) students. Kits are now in the process of being distributed to students like the ones from Fletcher Elementary School, pictured above.

Over 100 volunteers assembled kits in their homes, workplaces, and in socially-distant gatherings. Funding for the project came through individual donations, civic club and corporate donations, grant funding from Pisgah Health Foundation and event sponsorship from Pardee UNC Health Care. Gaia Herbs made an incredible donation of 13,500 bottles of hand sanitizer and their employees assembled 5,000 kits. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided 30,000 adult-sized masks for middle and high school students, and smaller, adjustable-sized masks were purchased through the donations.

Several local businesses including Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Champion Comfort Experts, Bank of America, and GE Current donated funds and some even provided matching donations, while members of the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville raised funds and held an outdoor kit assembly event at Jackson Park. Local small business members of United Way’s Small Business League voted to designate their annual distribution of funds to this important project as well. This incredible accomplishment shows what we can do, together!

HCPS Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services and incoming Superintendent Dr. John Bryant said, "Like so much this year, Day of Action became an opportunity to address an urgent and critical need. The profound generosity of our community has provided a direct impact to every student in our school community, better ensuring their personal and family health. We are so very proud to partner with United Way of Henderson County and Pardee UNC Health Care to serve our students, their health, and their educational experiences."
Mr. Johnson of Henderson County
Shares His Story
We are excited to share our latest video highlighting our work to improve the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every one in Henderson County, and especially our seniors served by the Council on Aging.

Hearing directly from neighbors like Mr. Johnson reminds us of the positive and lasting impact we can have when we all give. In this challenging year, your gifts to United Way are more important than ever as the needs in our community increase and our nonprofit partners work harder with less resources to meet those needs.

Please consider making a gift today.
Bid Now So You Can Bring Thea Home
Thea is an inspirational work of art created by local art legends Miriam Hughes and Laura Bell. In Greek mythology, Thea was a goddess of light, and like Thea, United Way also brings light to dark places.
You can bring the United Way bear, Thea the goddess of light, to your home or business!

The city is currently conducting a Virtual Bearfootin' Bear Auction, and you can go online and bid anytime between now and October 24th at 7 p.m.

The city will hold a Facebook Live event of the auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th on the Downtown Hendersonville page. Winners and the winning bid amounts will be announced shortly after 7 p.m.

Thea is proudly sponsored by BMW of Asheville.  
Local Businesses Rounding Up &
Creating Local Impact for United Way
Harris Teeter is doing a round up campaign now through November 19th. Just let the cashier know you want to round up for United Way, or if using the self-checkout aisle - be sure to click on the Round Up Donation button on the point of sale screen.
Mast General Stores are conducting Round Up Campaigns at all their stores throughout the month of October and donating proceeds to their local United Ways - thank you to our own Hendersonville Main Street store for their support!
Bank of America Donates 10,000 Masks for Nonprofits
Thanks to a generous donation of 10,000 disposable face coverings from Bank of America, more of our Henderson County community will have the protection they need to help keep themselves and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic!

“Throughout the pandemic migrant farmworkers and their families have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Access to appropriate PPE has been a challenge for many farmworkers and their families," said Hunter Ogletree, Migrant Education Program Coordinator for Henderson County Public Schools. “The donation of face masks goes a long way in ensuring the health and safety of this most vulnerable population and the community at-large.”

We are so grateful for our partnership with Bank of America and their ongoing work to support our community.
New Program Available through United Way North Carolina's 211 Service