Thank you, Billy Smith

Saying goodbye isn’t easy. United Way of the Cape Fear area was fortunate enough to have the energy, excitement, and authenticity of Billy Smith working with us as Campaign Chair for the fiscal year 2023-2024. As an employee of First National Bank for over 20 years, Billy has connections throughout our community. He is always among the first to volunteer, …

DAY OF ACTION Grows in Giving

This year marked our second incredible experience with the Day of Action. For those unfamiliar, this global event takes place annually around June 21, mobilizing communities to support vulnerable individuals and families. Our small team embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and determination.  Our goal was to assemble Birthday Kits and Basic Essentials Kits (hygiene and snack items), addressing a pressing …

Celebrating Learning for SCSEP Job Seekers

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is proud to announce that four of our job seekers recently completed 10 weeks of digital skills training offered through SCSEP grant sponsor the Center for Workforce Inclusion. SCSEP job seekers Susan Fox (Onslow County), Jacqueline Hill (Brunswick County), Lauretta Murray (Pender County), and Jassett Stewart (New Hanover County) graduated June 18 with …

Love in Action: How Businesses United to Make a Difference in the Cape Fear Area

As part of our commitment to our community, United Way of the Cape Fear area has been seeking new opportunities to connect businesses to causes they care about. During our first Day of Caring event, we were amazed by the tremendous support and success of our volunteers!  On Valentine’s Day, we sought to show our love for the community by …

Q1 Achievements of New Hanover County’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants

In a significant move towards community building and investment, New Hanover County, in partnership with the United Way of the Cape Fear Area, has successfully launched the Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant Program as part of the county’s comprehensive Community Building Plan. This initiative, equipped with a $1.2 million fund from the 2022-23 county budget, aims to empower local nonprofits employing …

Join the Movement: Small Business Circle Launches

Why Small Business MattersAt United Way of the Cape Fear Area, we’ve always believed in the power of community. It’s at the heart of everything we do. And you, small business owners, are the heartbeat of our communities. Your passion, innovation, and dedication are what make our neighborhoods vibrant and unique. And now your business can become part of a …

Investing in Health: Uplifting Cape Fear Communities

Our health is perhaps the most critical building block to ensuring our overall quality of life. Consider that children who are healthy attend school more regularly and perform better academically, which sets them up for success in school, work, and life. When adults enjoy good health, they perform well at work, creating avenues for financial stability for their families. Unfortunately, …

Gear Up for Good: Join Us for the Fall Trike Race!

Get set for speed, camaraderie, and community impact! Introducing the Fall Trike Race by United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA). Join us on October 26 at The Eagle’s Dare, 420 N 3rd St. Wilmington, NC 28401, and pedal for a good cause.Last year’s Spring Trike Race triumph raised $4,000; now, we’re pushing further and seeking your energy. Brokers, …

Celebrating the Resounding Success of Jerry Day

The harmonious blend of music, the warmth of community, and the strength of compassion came together in an exhilarating crescendo at the 5th Annual Port City Jerry Day. As we take a moment to reflect on the magic of this event, our hearts swell with gratitude for every individual who played a part in its resounding success. As the music …

United Way of the Cape Fear Area Receives $672,148 Workforce Inclusion Grant

WILMINGTON (Aug. 5, 2023) United Way of the Cape Fear Area, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a $672,148 Workforce Inclusion grant from the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc., of Silver Spring, MD. Almost 90 percent of this grant – originally from the U.S. Department of Labor – will provide temporary employment to no less than 101 low-income older …