Maureen Sieber, United Way of Transylvania County Board Member and Lily T’s Clothing Company Manager, packs up some of the ‘yard signs’ that will be used again during next year’s Eat Local Shop Local event.
Eat Local Shop Local, United Way of Transylvania County’s annual fund-raiser focusing on keeping things local, raised $8,520.66 through the 2018 event. Participating merchants pledged to donate 10 percent of sales on May 12 to United Way of Transylvania County.
“We’re thrilled that our Eat Local Shop Local partners and their customers are helping United Way put the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit on the road and continue providing VolunteerTransylvania.org, and NC2-1-1 to the community,” commented United Way Board Member Maureen Sieber.
This year, a record number of 54 businesses, including locations in Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, and Rosman, participated in the event.
“I’m proud that my staff and I can help United Way help our county neighbors. Eat Local Shop Local is a great way for customers to help us support the community,” said Lucia Gerdes, owner of Cedar Mountain Café.
A complete list of participating merchants is available under the “Partners” menu at www.unitedwaytransylvania.org. The Eat Local Shop Local page features clickable links leading directly to each business partner’s internet information.
“We’re grateful for the time, talents and treasures donated to help United Way of Transylvania County empower our neighbors. Our community is extremely lucky to have so many businesses and individuals working together to support each other,” said Saunders Grommesh, Resource Development Director for United Way.
Eat Local 2018 business partners
Shop Local 2018 business partners
About United Way of Transylvania County
United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.
Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including www.VolunteerTransylvania.org community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and MyFreeTaxes.com free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.
United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.
UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, adult day care, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, conflict resolution training, and parenting education and support.
To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit www.unitedwaytransylvania.org or https://www.facebook.com/UnitedwayTC.
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