Why Give?

When you donate to United Way of Coastal Carolina, you're joining thousands of others who want more children and families to be educated, stable and supported! We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around, when families are strong and stable, and when people get the help they need.

By preventing problems and changing social conditions, we build a stronger and healthier community for everyone. You can trust that United Way will use your donation in the most efficient and effective way possible to support local programs that get results.

We invite you to be part of the change. When you give to United Way of Coastal Carolina, you're raising more than money.  You're raising hope! That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

How Do I Give?

        Individual Giving

  • Make a secure recurring or one-time donation online.

  • Make a gift of stock or securities.

  • Mail a check United Way of Coastal Carolina, P.O. Box 1385, New Bern, NC 28563.

        Workplace Campaigns

  • Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign.              
  • Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year.
  • Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign.

Benefits of Giving to United Way


United Way effectively leverages pivate donations in order to finance innovative programs and initiatives that profoundly affect communities. Your investment supports 13 local effective programs that must show measurable outcomes to receive funding.


Our research identifies the most pressing needs and most effective solutions in our focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health, and draws on the resources of United Way Worldwide, the largest private non-profit in the world.

Local focus.

Your support helps people throughout Carteret. Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties, and statewide through programs like NC 2-1-1. Local volunteers, supported by United Way staff, help determine where your investment can do the most good.


The investment of your hard-earned dollars is overseen by a volunteer board that ensures the strictest accountability, fiscal responsibility, and careful use of your donation.


Through United Way, your investment is connected to businesses, volunteers, community leaders, people, and organizations — and that multiplies its impact. Together, we can accomplish more than any single person, group, or organization.

Ease in giving.

United Way makes it easy for you to help the community. Participating in a workplace campaign makes giving a convenient part of your life.


Your gift makes a long-term impact on our community. United Way goes beyond quick fixes to create measurable change that lasts.