The United Way of Chatham County’s (UWCC) 2021/2022 annual campaign generated $704,000 – the most in its 36-year history, surpassing its goal of $645,000. Eighty-four percent of the campaign support came from Chatham residential areas, which is unique to United Ways across the state. In fact, the 2021 neighborhood campaigns are among the highest grossing residential campaigns of all time in North Carolina. Chatham businesses also showed their support, sponsoring the Day of Service, becoming United Way Corporate Donors, and by joining the $100 by 100 campaign challenge. UWCC also welcomed more individual donors, and more volunteers than ever before.
“I am so proud of our community and its commitment to improving the lives for all in Chatham,” said Katie Childs, United Way of Chatham County Executive Director. “Residents of all ages and stages of life see the United Way’s impact, and throughout the pandemic the support has been unwavering.”
Although the campaign has ended, UWCC is still hard at work. More than 50 volunteers are currently reviewing funding requests and meeting with agencies through the annual allocations process. UWCC staff and board are also in the midst of strategic planning, which will become a three-year roadmap to help navigate the ever-changing needs of Chatham County.
For more information about UWCC, or to get involved, please visit www.UnitedWayOfChathamCounty.org or call 919-542-1110. For community resources or assistance, please dial 2-1-1.