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The Marine Corps League Table Rock Detachment # 1197 and the Burke County United Way have partnered to collect and distribute toys during the holidays for more than a decade. Last year, Toys for Tots served 1,207 children in Burke County. That number seems to grow each year. This year, the age bracket for Toys for Tots has expanded, and we will be able to serve children from birth to...

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The Emerging Leaders began in early 2019 when the Burke County Chamber of Commerce and the Burke County United Way came together to create a steering committee. We both saw a need for the development and support of the young professionals in our county, and more opportunities for them to connect, network and give back to their community.

Burke County Emerging Leaders will host a...


In late September 2019, Burke County United Way celebrated our long-standing partnership with SGL Carbon Corporation.

"SGL Carbon has been a generous community partner. Our electronic records go back to 1997. Since that time, SGL Carbon and its employees have contributed $ 388,237.00." said "Mo" Schwind, Executive Director.


The Burke County United Way board of directors is pleased to announce Maureen “Mo” Schwind as the agency’s new executive director. Schwind has been serving as interim executive director since October 2018. 


The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social...

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As health and nutrition are becoming more important factors in determining the foods cafeterias offer, communities can integrate with United Way campaigns that are aimed to provide more accessible options for healthy eating in schools and educate children on the importance of proper nutrition.

In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults and children are overweight or obese. Not...

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