Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Burke Cares: Point-In-Time Count (January)- Community collaboration to raise awareness of hunger & homelessness in Burke County. The Point-In-Time Count uses volunteers to help gather important information in order to help the local homeless community. 

Read Across America Day (March)- Community volunteers read a book to a local elementary classroom in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Feed Your Neighbor & Yourself Event (April)- A partnership with a local meal distributor providing healthy, balanced meals to community members in need.

Community Impact Council (June)- A panel of community volunteers review grant submissions and make recommendations for BCUW's Community Impact Grant.

Day of Action (June)- A one day, hands-on volunteer project opportunity for businesses and community members.

Build-A-Backpack Program (August)- A partnership with Burke County Schools, the Outreach Center & Walmart to provide backpacks & school supplies for Burke County students in need.

Toast of the Town (September)- A fundraising event supporting the For Burke Kids (4BK) Grant.

Burke Cares: iCare Tour (November)- Community collaboration to raise awareness of hunger & homelessness in Burke County. The iCare Tour is a tour for community members of local organizations that assist in these areas.

Toys for Tots (December)- A partnership with the Table Rock Marine Corp League to provide holiday toys for Burke County children in need.

For more info on one of these volunteer opportunities, email us at info@bcuw.org or call us at 828.433.0681.