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									                                Volume 5, Issue 2
                                                            United Way Campaign at 101.3%
                                                            Goal Reached for Second Year in a Row!
                                   April, 2008
                                                            The Davie County United Way            While everyone worked hard          Lowe's Foods
                                                            (DCUW) announces that it has           and each gift is highly valued,     Smart Start of Davie County
                                                            surpassed its goal of $550,000!        an enormous amount of credit        State Farm - Darryl Bandy
                                                            “In the face of economic               must be given to the Campaign       States Industries
                                                            hardship, Davie County residents       Managers in each of the             SunTrust Bank
                                                            rallied this year in remembering       following companies:                The Phone Place
                                                            those who have been less                                                   Town of Mocksville
                                                                                                   Ace Hardware
                                                            fortunate. This is the sign of a                                           Trim Incorporated
                                                                                                   Amarr Garage Doors
                                 Davie County               true community of neighbors--                                              VF Jeanswear
                                                                                                   BB&T
                                                            people who truly care for and                                              Walgreens
                                 United Way, Inc.           about each other,” stated
                                                                                                   Bank of the Carolinas
                                                                                                                                       Wal-Mart SuperCenter
                                                                                                   Boyles Furniture
                                         Community Impact
                                                            Campaign Chair, Kathryn Doby.
                                                                                                   Comfort-Bilt                          Great job! Thank you!!
                                                            Raising $557,111.21 to date,           Concrete Supply Company
                                                            DCUW surpassed its goal by 1.3         Davie Family YMCA
                                                            percent!                               DC Group Home & Apartments
                                                                                                   DC Dept. of Social Services
                                                            The success can be attributed, in
                                                                                                   Davie County Hospital
                                                            part, to successful goal-setting by
                                                                                                   DC Health Department
                                                            participating companies, bi-
                                                                                                   Davie County Schools
                                                            weekly communication with
                                                                                                   Hanesbrands, Inc.
                                                            campaign managers through
                                                                                                   Horn Oil Company
                                                            DCUW’s new E-newsletter, the
                                                                                                   Ingersoll Rand
                                                            ECM Extra, as well as exciting
                                                                                                   Jiffy Lube
                                                            vacations offered to promote
                                                                                                   Kaydon Corporation
DAVIE COUNTY UNITED WAY, INC.




                                                            giving in nearly every company.
                                                                                                   Larson Manufacturing




                                                            Community Investment Rises
                                                             “It’s exciting to be able to         following programs have             Seat Replacement and Education
                                                            announce that we’ve surpassed         received a Health and Wellness      program offered by the Health &
                                                            our goal for the second year in a     Grant: Health & Safety Services     EMS Departments; and a Teen
                                                            row!” remarked Executive              through American Red Cross;         Gathering Place at Farmington
                                                            Director, Mary Beth Forst.            Patient Services & Education        Community Center.
                                                                                                  from Cancer Services, Inc.; Life
                                                            Reaching this goal has allowed                                            Crisis Intervention Grants were
                                                                                                  Skills Preparation in the Davie
                                                            Davie County United Way to                                                distributed to: Emergency
                                                                                                  County Group Home; the
                                                            increase the assistance provided                                          Services provided by the
                                                                                                  Homemaker Program provided
                                                            through its direct programs. This                                         American Red Cross; Debt
                                                                                                  by Davie County Home Health;
                                                            means more people will find the                                           Management through Consumer
                                                                                                  the Senior Program at
                                                            help they need through Call 211                                           Credit Counseling Services, Inc.;
                                                                                                  Farmington Community Center
                                                            Services. More families will be                                           Victim Support provided by Davie
                                                                                                  and Retired Senior Volunteer
                                                            saved from foreclosure or                                                 Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis
                                                                                                  Program (RSVP).
                                                            eviction through the Home Loss                                            Center; Emergency Assistance
                                                            Prevention (HeLP) program.            Receiving a Children & Youth        through The Salvation Army;
                                                            More individuals will receive         Grant are: Mentoring Programs       Sentencing Services provided by
                                                            housing repair assistance             from Big Brothers Big Sisters       Appropriate Placement Options;
                                                            through Day of Caring and             Services, Inc.; Outpatient Mental   as well as adult literacy and ESL
                                                            Housing Repair Assistance             Health Services offered by          through the Davie Family YMCA.
                                                            Coalition. Moreover, investment       Bowman Gray Child Guidance;
                                                                                                                                      Some programs cover more than
                                                            in the programs provided by           Scouting Programs provided by
                                                                                                                                      one impact area. Qualifying for a
                                                            United Way Partner Agencies           Boy Scouts of America, Old North
                                                                                                                                      grant under multiple impact
                                                            increased by more than $10,000        State Council and Girl Scouts,
                                                                                                                                      areas are: After School & Water
                                                            over last year.                       Tarheel Triad Council; 4-H Clubs,
                                                                                                                                      Safety Programs from the Davie
                                                                                                  Activities, Camp, Summer Fun
                                                            Programs funded by DCUW must                                              Family YMCA and the Child &
                                                                                                  and School Enrichment through
                                                            show measurable results that                                              Family Counseling received
                                                                                                  the Davie Cooperative Extension;
                                                            impact the Davie County                                                   through Family Services Inc.;
                                                                                                  Imagination Library made
                                                            community in the areas of Health                                          each of which impacts lives in
                                                                                                  available by Smart Start of Davie
                                                            and Wellness, Crisis Intervention                                         the areas of Children and Youth
                                                                                                  County; Buckle-up Davie, a Car
                                                            and Children & Youth. The                                                 as well as Health and Wellness.
Six Surprising Reasons to Give to Charity
By JONATHAN BERR, FREELANCE WRITER              donations remain fairly flat. These            1) Meet Celebrities: Want to meet Bruce
                                                organizations realize you have to give         Springsteen, Robin Williams or the like?
Everyone knows good reasons exist to give
                                                something to get something.                    Chances to shake hands with these and
to charity, especially at the end of the year
                                                                                               other notable people were recently
when your reap tax benefits in addition to      But before you decide to help your fellow
                                                                                               auctioned off at the Website: Charity Folks
the holiday goodwill you spread. But this       man, check out the charity with Charity
                                                                                               and Charitybuzz. Be forewarned, these
year, many charities are doing quite a bit      Navigator or the Better Business Bureau’s
                                                                                               experiences don’t come cheap.
of giving themselves.                           Wise Giving Alliance to make sure that
                                                your donation will be spent prudently. The     2) Do interesting things: For example,
Non-profits are trying harder than ever to
                                                following are some surprising reasons to       Charity Folks recently auctioned off a
make donating fun. They have little choice
                                                give to charity:                               chance to shadow the elite Special
since their costs are rising as charitable
                                                                                               Operations Division of the New York Police
                                                                                               Department, watch the NBC Nightly News
Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funding                                                       from the control room, or attend the
                                                                                               Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and a party
                                                                                               with the super models. People with more
Davie County has been chosen to receive         Qualifying agencies are encouraged to          modest budgets can get in on the fun as
$9,883.00 to supplement emergency food          apply by requesting an application from        well. Aquariums and zoos offer special
and shelter programs as a result of a grant     the Davie County United Way office by          behind-the-scenes tours for donors, as do
request made on behalf of the county by         calling 336-751-0313. The deadline for         some museums.
Davie County United Way.                        applications is May 15, 2008.                  3) Get cool stuff: Local charities often
A Local Board, structured similarly to the      In 2007, A Storehouse for Jesus and The        hold auctions for a variety of items
national and state levels, will now             Salvation Army were responsible for            including autographed merchandise from
determine how the funds awarded to Davie        assisting with 46 utility bills and provided   local professional athletes. Moreover,
County are to be distributed.                   over $5,000 in free food to those in need.     eBay's Giving Works auctions off a huge
                                                                                                                     Continued on page 3

Day of Caring
Providing relief to those in need

Carol Gaither is wheelchair                              not get chosen by work teams.         round basis. All projects that are not
bound and was primarily                                  United Way works with the             completed as part of Day of Caring as well
confined to her home for                                 Housing Repair Assistance             as unspent funds are now funneled to this
many months until United                                 Coalition, long after Day of          partnership.
Way Day of Caring                                        Caring is complete, to ensure
volunteers built her a                                   that all those in need are            Special thanks to the sponsors of this
wheelchair ramp. Carol                                   assisted.                             year’s Day of Caring! Volunteers can only
Gaither is just one Day of                                                                     be successful with the right materials and
Caring past recipient. Many others have         Through the Housing Repair Assistance          tools to do the job. That’s where Sponsors
expressed gratitude for the assistance          Coalition, United Way collaborates with        become the real heroes! 100% of
given them through Day of Caring. Most          the Department of Social Services,             sponsorship dollars raised are used to run
certainly, it is seeing the smiles on the       Habitat for Humanity, The Advocacy             the Day of Caring program and purchase
faces of the recipients that motivates          Center and local businesses to provide         the materials needed to complete
hundreds of people each year                    building repair assistance on a year-          projects.
to volunteer for Day of Caring.
The 2008 event on May 3rd
was no different! This year the
United Way office received 67
requests for assistance and
volunteers began working
tirelessly as early as February to
ensure that all projects were
completed.
As has been the
case historically,
some projects do

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Surprising Reasons to Give (cont. from pg 2)
variety of items like these: a Civil War     5) Feel really good: Believe it or not,         follow the rules. The terms "non-profit
bayonet, a set of porcelain pigs, and a      donating to charity helps stimulate the         organization" and "charity" aren’t
hooded sweatshirt for a dog.                 regions of the brain associated with            synonymous. For example, the IRS
                                             pleasure, according to a study published        doesn't allow people to deduct
4) Meet interesting people: Charities                                                        contributions to political candidates,
                                             in the magazine Science by scientists and
are finding that people donate because of                                                    foreign organizations, civic associations
                                             economists at the University of Oregon.
encouragement from friends and family.                                                       or "groups whose purpose is to lobby for
Sites such as for Network for Good, which    6) Enjoy great tax benefits: Remember           law changes." People should consult IRS
AOL helped found, bring together donors,     that you have until December 31 to make         Publication 526 or their tax preparer if
volunteers and charities. Even smaller       a donation and get a deduction on April's       they have any questions.
groups are looking to get people more        tax bill. Uncle Sam likes it when you do
involved through special events.             the right thing, but it's important to          No matter which charity you choose or
                                                                                             why you decide to ante up, you will likely
                                                                                             find it rewarding in ways you never
Program Spotlight                                                                            expected.


Money In / Money Out Workshop
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR DEBT AND INCREASE YOUR SAVINGS.                  Cooperative Extension office,
                                                                    180 S. Main Street in
 Attend this FREE workshop, and you'll:
                                                                    Mocksville. Class dates are
 - Learn to get your finances under control                         Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on May
 - Set a specific goal for reducing your debts                      1, 2008, May 8, 2008, May
 - Set a specific goal for increasing your savings                  15, 2008, May 22, 2008, and
                                                                    May 29, 2008.
 - Create a plan for reaching your goals and make a personal
commitment to keep records of your finances.                        Missed the beginning of this course or can't make a night-
 This is a five week course, available to anyone who wants to       time course? No problem! A second, daytime class will be
take control of their financial future. Classes are currently       held on Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. beginning in
being held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the        August. Visit http://davie.ces.ncsu.edu for more details!


4-H Summer Fun
4-H Summer Fun is a series of               now available for the 2008 season and        http://davie.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page
educational activities designed to          is filled with exciting choices for the      =youth4h. Scroll down to featured links to
make the most of summer vacation by         youth of our community. From river           click on the downloadable flyer!
helping youth keep busy with                rafting & college tours to gardening &
productive activities that are FUN!                                                      For more information or to add your name
                                            Zoo Snoozes; 4-H has something to
Summer Fun is open to youth                                                              to 4-H newsletter list and be one of the
                                            fuel the imagination of every child!
regardless of prior 4-H participation.                                                   first to get the 4-H flyer every year, call the
                                            To download this year’s 4-H Summer           Davie County Cooperative Extension at
The Summer Fun program schedule is          Fun selection, visit:                        753-6100.

                                                                commitment and support to communities through local United
Davie County Group Home & Duke St. Apartments
                                                                Way involvement. The Spirit Awards were developed to
    Davie County Group Home and Duke Street Apartments were recognize companies and their employees that demonstrate
chosen from among similarly sized non-profit organizations to campaign excellence and community commitment.
receive a Spirit of North Carolina Award for Campaign              The Spirit Committee judged 76 outstanding submissions
Excellence. Only one company or organization can win in each from top companies, organizations, governmental entities,
category. The Group Home was recognized for campaign            healthcare and educational institutions, as well as businesses
excellence in non-profit organizations with fifty or less       – large and small. Organizations and companies were judged
employees and received their award at United Way of North       on a variety of criteria outlined in the Spirit of North Carolina
Carolina’s Annual Meeting on February 8, 2008 in Pinehurst,     Standards of Excellence including leadership giving,
North Carolina.                                                 volunteerism, employee participation and giving levels, year-
    The Spirit of North Carolina Awards for Campaign Excellence round education, corporate support, incentive programs, and
is sponsored annually by the United Way of North Carolina. The campaign rallies just to name a few.
Spirit awards provide statewide recognition for outstanding

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                                                                                               Nonprofit
                                                                                             Organization
                                                                                            U.S. POSTAGE
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                                                                                            Mocksville, NC
                                                                                            Permit No. 12




Davie County United Way, Inc.
622 N. Main Street, Ste. 211
P.O. Box 744
Mocksville, NC 27028




                                               LIVE UNITED




                                         Board of Directors:               Partner Agencies:
                                         Steve Tuch, President             American Red Cross
                                           Don Bowles, CPA           Appropriate Placement Options
                                          Vickie Blackwelder               ARC of Davie County
     The mission of the Davie County
                                             Chuck Brown             Big Brothers Big Sisters Services
      United Way is to advance the
    common good of Davie County by          Dr. Todd Corvin           Bowman Gray Child Guidance
       uniting the resources of the                                       Boy Scouts of America
   community to identify and address        Robby Dilmore
    the most pressing human needs.                                         Cancer Services, Inc.
                                            Kathryn Doby
                                                                  Consumer Credit Counseling Services
                                             Lynne Doss
                                                                     Davie Co. EMS—Buckle Up Davie
                                              Joseph Gary
                                                                             Davie County 4-H
                                              Jim Gildein               Davie County Group Home
DAVIE COUNTY UNITED WAY, INC.                Karen Guiton        Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Ctr.
         622 N. Main Street, Ste. 211
                                              Kim Harris                    Davie Family YMCA
                P.O. Box 744                   Harry Hill           Emergency Relief Fund of Davie Co.
           Mocksville, NC 27028
 Phone: 336-751-0313 FAX: 336-751-5642        Alan Hyland                     Family Services
                                             Angie Jordan             Farmington Community Center
   Visit our website:                                                Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council
                                             Jim McKnight
www.davieunitedway.org!                       Greta Nixon
                                                                        Davie County Home Health
                                                                  Retired & Sr. Volunteer Program (RSVP)
                                            Kevin Robertson
   LIVE UNITED                                Neal Smith
                                                                       Smart Start of Davie County
                                                                           The Salvation Army
                                             Karen Smith

								
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