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Nov 19, 2021

GivingTuesday - A Community Wide Celebration of Generosity!

Sponsored Content provided by Tommy Taylor - CEO, United Way

Kindness and generosity come in many forms.  It can be as simple as words of encouragement and as complex as programs that bring families from crisis to stability. It is not important where your generosity lands in that spectrum, only that you cultivate and celebrate it. 

Everyone has something to give.  When we combine our gifts, we have the power to create change and improve our community.  Whether it is your time, talent, or treasure, please consider an act of generosity this Giving Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

Your local United Way has been here for Cape Fear for 80 years. We support 45 different nonprofits that implement local programs in education, health, and financial stability.  These programs ensure a safer, healthier, and more united community.  United Way offers you a well-rounded social return and tracks the progress for you.  Learn more about our partnerships here: https://uwcfa.org/agency-partners/

I want to thank you on behalf of the community for your generosity.  Many things have changed in the history of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area, but one thing has not.  Local heroes step up for our community and make a difference every year in a united way. 
Four easy ways to engage in Giving Tuesday:

  1. Amazon Smile:  A portion of your Amazon purchase will go towards the organization of your choice.  Choose UWCFA at https://smile.amazon.com/
  2. Volunteer: Give your time and talents. You can find numerous opportunities with local organizations at www.sharecapefear.com
  3. Create a Facebook Fundraiser: Show your friends what you care about and start a Facebook fundraiser to encourage their donations, too.
  4. Donate to United Way of the Cape Fear Area:  Gifts received by UWCFA are combined, leveraged, and amplified to do the most good in our community.  Visit our website at www.uwcfa.org to donate today.
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United We Feed. United We Teach.  United We Heal.  United We Thrive.

Tommy Taylor, born in Mansfield, Ohio, achieved his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Guilford College, and most recently achieved his Masters in Public Administration from UNCW in 2019. Tommy’s career started as a Crisis and College Counselor at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia. After 4 years, Tommy moved to his favorite vacation spot, Wilmington, North Carolina, and started his new career as the Regional Development Manager for Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Six years later, after tripling food distribution and doubling revenues, he accepted the Vice President of Community Impact position at the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. Now serving as the CEO, Tommy is thankful to be able to see the good side of the world that many people do not get a chance to experience and to be able to be part of the solutions to our community's deepest problems.
 

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