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We fight for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.
The Coronavirus (CoVID-19) & Our community
As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread in the U.S. and across the globe, United Way of Greater High Point is mindful of the public health issues that may be created from in-person gatherings. Our number one concern is for the safety and well-being of the community we all serve.
To help prevent the spread of this fast-moving virus, UWGHP is developing our plan of operations with the best interest of our community in mind. Based on the guidance of government officials, we must all be conscientious in how we gather and interact. Out of precaution and care for our volunteers, donors and community partners, our UWGHP office will be operating with limited in-person engagement until further advisement.
Though our staff will be working on a flexible basis, United Way of Greater High Point will continue to navigate phone calls and email correspondence during our regular business hours. If you would like an in-person discussion, we ask that you please consider scheduling a meeting date, if possible.
We will continue to vigilantly monitor directives from state and local government, collaborate with our partner agencies, and update you on measures to help support and best serve our neighbors in need.
During these unprecedented times, we ask you to think about the many community members that are experiencing difficulties and hardships:
Employment disruptions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
Financial instabilities, such as unforeseen circumstances including decrease in take home pay, lack of work and illness
Education interruptions, such as school closings and children without access to educational resources
Food insecurities, such as seniors and families with children on tight incomes
Housing vulnerabilities, such as mounting utilities, rent and medical bills on limited finances, or minimal shelter availability for homelessness
Medical access, such as transportation and those in need of homebound support
United Way of Greater High Point is diligently working with our community partners to develop plans to ensure vulnerable residents receive the help they need. Your help can make a difference.
Please consider donating to the UWGHP Emergency Relief Fund and/or the UWGHP BackPack Program.
UWGHP Emergency Relief Fund
United Way of Greater High Point is preparing to aid residents impacted by the Coronavirus by establishing the UWGHP Emergency Relief Fund. The UWGHP Emergency Relief Fund will help support local children, families and seniors impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) by collaborating with our partner agencies to determine ongoing needs and funds distribution.
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UWGHP BackPack Program
The UWGHP BackPack Program provides nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packaged foods for school students in High Point, Archdale and Trinity. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, funding is urgently needed to provide meals for these children during the current mandated school closings. Find out more about UWGHP BackPacks Program on our webpage.
NC 211 – Coronavirus Response
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this pandemic. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org.
211 is taking steps to enhance services to their existing callers with additional information on COVID-19. They will also be tracking economic hardship resources to meet the many needs we anticipate will surface as a result of the pandemic.
NC 211 continues to be an important resource during this difficult time by ensuring citizens have access to the health and human services resources they will need the most in the coming weeks.
UWGHP 2019 Campaign Finale & Reveal has been Cancelled
Dear UWGHP Community Partner,
As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread in the U.S. and across the globe, United Way of Greater High Point is mindful of the public health issues that may be created from in-person gatherings. Our number one concern is for the safety of our team, our local United Way partners, families and the community members we all serve.
In attempting to prevent the spread of this fast-moving virus, we have decided to cancel our upcoming 2019 UWGHP Campaign & Finale (originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th). We apologize for any disappointments this may bring, but feel this decision is in the best interest of our donors, our participating United Way corporate partners, and our partner agencies.
Though we are cancelling the Campaign Celebration, we can and will, still honor all companies whose 2019 campaigns were exemplary. Our UWGHP team has already begun discussions of an alternative celebration, and we will keep you updated on these plans.
While we remain focused on the health and safety of our team and those around us, please be assured we are also still focused on continuing to serve our community when they need us most.
uwghp community event postponements
Due to the recent spread of the fast-moving COVID-19, UWGHP has additionally postponed the following events.
UWGHP is working on alternative dates for these events and will post updates as soon as plans have been determined.
Gart Evans Retirement Celebration - Postponed
Project Board Development Spring 2020 Session - Postponed
AAI Quiz Bowl - Postponed
Thank you to all our community members who share the passions and visions of our United Way.
United Way of Greater High Point believes in investing in our community and building relationships. We believe in the support of our 28 partner agencies as well as collaborating with numerous other local organizations to help build a stronger community.
Thank you to our many donors, volunteers and advocates for the help you provide to thousands of our neighbors in need.
Thank you ALL for Living United.
Because of You!
Because of you, the stories of over 80,000 lives have been rewritten and touched by United Way partner agency programs.
United Way of Greater High Point partners with 28 local agencies helping to make a difference. From local agency services to UWGHP initiatives, United Way funded programs help children learn and families thrive, help build self-sufficiency and independence, and help empower healthier, safer lives.
When you GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER with the United Way of Greater High Point you help to build healthy relationships, individual stability and stronger community.
We invite you to learn more about our Partner Agency programs and UWGHP initiatives, and see the benefits of your donations at work:
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United Way of Greater High Point is committed to making positive change in our community.
That means our talent is: Mission Focused, Relationship Oriented, Collaborative and Results Driven.
United Way of Greater High Point strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world.
We believe that our staff is among our greatest assets necessary to build powerful relationships and create the social movement required to building a stronger community. That is why United Way of Greater High Point is committed to developing careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing our goals throughout Greater High Point.
Be a part of community change.
Interested in joining the United Way of Greater High Point team? Please review our current employment opportunities here:
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Jane Liebscher, President, UWGHP
815 Phillips Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
Or email to: