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The United Way of Forsyth County is committed to lasting positive impact. Working collectively and collaboratively with our partners, investors and resources, along with passionate members of our community, we’re learning from our past and creating sustainable results for our future.

We believe that education, financial stability, health, basic needs and thriving individuals and neighborhoods stand at the foundation for strengthening our community and creating the positive change, together, we can achieve.

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Thank you to The Enrichment Center for having such a wonderful event space for our Alexis de Tocqueville and Young Leaders United of Forsyth County mixer. Great conversation, networking and delicious food from LOCAL 27101 made for a great evening ! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Our pleasure! Always love hosting guests in Gateway Gallery!!!

United Way of Forsyth County fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person, in our community. We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improve their lives and the lives of their children.

Tax refunds are often the largest paycheck a family receives and can be used to pay bills, save for the future, buy groceries, etc. 70% of US filers are eligible for free tax preparation but don’t take advantage, potentially paying to access tax credits or deductions such as the EITC.

Since 2009, almost 1 Million taxpayers filed using MyFreeTaxes, bringing $1.4 Billion back to communities in tax refunds, and saving individuals and families $191 Million in tax filing fees.

United Way and H&R Block partner to offer MyFreeTaxes- free online tax preparation- to individuals and families who earned $66,000 or less in 2018. The toolkit has simple instructions and easy to use templates to help your organization reach more eligible filers. United Way Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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United Way of Forsyth County fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person, in our community. We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improve their lives and the lives of their children. 

Tax refunds are often the largest paycheck a family receives and can be used to pay bills, save for the future, buy groceries, etc. 70% of US filers are eligible for free tax preparation but don’t take advantage, potentially paying to access tax credits or deductions such as the EITC.

Since 2009, almost 1 Million taxpayers filed using MyFreeTaxes, bringing $1.4 Billion back to communities in tax refunds, and saving individuals and families $191 Million in tax filing fees.

United Way and H&R Block partner to offer MyFreeTaxes- free online tax preparation- to individuals and families who earned $66,000 or less in 2018.  The toolkit has simple instructions and easy to use templates to help your organization reach more eligible filers. United Way Winston-Salem, North Carolina

In NC, some 34,000 civilian federal workers did not receive their paychecks and we also know that here will also be a trickledown effect on other industries relying on federal workers right here in NC. Most of these impacted families and individuals have most likely never asked for help before and may be reaching out to local agencies or NC 2-1-1.

United Way’s 2-1-1 is a resource for federal workers impacted by the shutdown. Information has been posted at 211.org and shared via media, including this story on Business Newswire, www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190111005486/en/United-Worldwide-Launches-%E2%80%98United-U.S.%E....
NC 2-1-1 call specialists have information about national resources being shared at 211.org/services/govshutdown as well as a wealth of other local resources within the 2-1-1 resource database.

Specific to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, beginning Monday January 14th, the NC 2-1-1 system will include automated messaging for callers regarding SNAP (messaging provided by DHHS). “As a result of the Federal Government Shutdown, the USDA will issue Food and Nutrition Services Benefits for February 2019 early.

SNAP recipients can expect to see their February disbursement available on their EBT cards no later than January 20th. This is not an additional disbursement or bonus benefit. It is simply the February disbursement being issued early. If you have additional questions about your SNAP benefits, please dial 866-719-0141. NC 2-1-1 encourages callers to budget wisely to stretch their funds for their family. Please stay on the line if you would like to speak to an NC 2-1-1 call specialist about additional food resources in your community, such as food pantries.”

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In NC, some 34,000 civilian federal workers did not receive their paychecks and we also know that here will also be a trickledown effect on other industries relying on federal workers right here in NC.  Most of these impacted families and individuals have most likely never asked for help before and may be reaching out to local agencies or NC 2-1-1.  

United Way’s 2-1-1 is a resource for federal workers impacted by the shutdown.  Information has been posted at 211.org and shared via media, including this story on Business Newswire, https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190111005486/en/United-Worldwide-Launches-%E2%80%98United-U.S.%E2%80%99-Coalition-Impacted.
NC 2-1-1 call specialists have information about national resources being shared at http://211.org/services/govshutdown as well as a wealth of other local resources within the 2-1-1 resource database. 

Specific to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, beginning Monday January 14th, the NC 2-1-1 system will include automated messaging for callers regarding SNAP (messaging provided by DHHS). “As a result of the Federal Government Shutdown, the USDA will issue Food and Nutrition Services Benefits for February 2019 early.  

SNAP recipients can expect to see their February disbursement available on their EBT cards no later than January 20th.  This is not an additional disbursement or bonus benefit.  It is simply the February disbursement being issued early.  If you have additional questions about your SNAP benefits, please dial 866-719-0141. NC 2-1-1 encourages callers to budget wisely to stretch their funds for their family.   Please stay on the line if you would like to speak to an NC 2-1-1 call specialist about additional food resources in your community, such as food pantries.”

United Way Winston-Salem NC Government Shutdown

 

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So sad, richest country in the World .

So sad that this is our reality. Glad to hear there is some help.

Want to get involved?

Whether you volunteer your time, your skills or both, your help is welcomed and needed. Check out all the United Way local volunteer opportunities near you.

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Community Spotlight at Mast General Store 4:00 pm
Community Spotlight at Mast General Store @ Mast General Store
Jan 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The United Way is an active part of the community, and we need your help with the annual Point in Time Count. This count is a one-day effort to encounter the homeless in Forsyth County.[...]
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Young Leaders United and Tocqueville Society Mixer 5:30 pm
Young Leaders United and Tocqueville Society Mixer @ Enrichment Center Gateway Art Gallery
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Leaders United and Tocqueville Society Mixer @ Enrichment Center Gateway Art Gallery
Members of Young Leaders United and Tocqueville Society are invited to the Enrichment Center Art Gallery for a mixer. Light hors d’oevre and beer and wine will be served.
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Carnival Time Opening Reception 5:00 pm
Carnival Time Opening Reception @ Enrichment Center
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carnival Time Opening Reception @ Enrichment Center
Join our partners at the Gateway Gallery for the opening reception of CARNIVAL TIME, featuring the Artists of Gateway Studios and special guest artist, Martina Moore. Music by Emile Worthy and Friends. Refreshments by The[...]
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Point in Time Count 9:00 pm
Point in Time Count @ Samaritan Ministries
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 4:00 am
Point in Time Count @ Samaritan Ministries
The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, un-duplicated count of sheltered and un-sheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected[...]
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