Boy Scouts, Central NC Council

Character development and fitness activities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers


Communities in Schools of Rowan County

Provides mentoring and tutoring programs for at-risk children



Smart Start Rowan

Offers programs for parents and children, prenatal through age 5, that support children’s health and education, strengthen parenting skills and improve the quality of child care


Rowan County YMCA

Offers recreational, social and after-school programs; youth leagues and classes available in a variety of activities year-round



Rowan County Youth Services Bureau

Helps at-risk and troubled youth by matching them with concerned, trained volunteer mentors




American Red Cross

Provides immediate help for local disaster victims, supports military personnel and their families, teaches lifesaving CPR and first aid classes, and conducts blood drives


Rowan County Rescue Squad

Provides emergency rescue intervention, treatment and transportation of sick and injured victims, as well as search and rescue services; assists county EMS as backup when all units are committed and serves as standby at high school sports events


The Salvation Army

Provides emergency assistance such as food, clothing, rent, fuel, medicine, supplies and utilities




Rowan Vocational Opportunities

Enables adults with limited physical and/or mental abilities to receive sheltered employment and independent living skills


The Arc of Rowan

Provides educational opportunities, advocacy, respite care, summer day camp, and community resources for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families




Rufty-Holmes Senior Center

Enhances the quality of life for older adults in Rowan County through promotion of mental/physical wellness and independent living skills



Trinity Living Center

Day health/social care, respite care and family support for the elderly and people with dementia




Families First NC, Inc.

Provides a range of services that help build strong families and safe, nurturing environments for parents to engage with their children, including parenting classes, life skills classes for children, support for teen parents to stay in school and to promote healthy development of their children


Family Crisis Council

Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing 24-hour crisis services, emergency temporary shelter, counseling services, weekly support groups for women and children, safety planning, and hospital/court advocacy.


Rowan County Literacy Council

Offers one-on-one classes in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language, along with conversation classes, U.S. citizenship exam preparation classes, GED preparation, and youth programs in conjunction with the Salisbury Housing Authority and several schools




Purpose: To supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both non-profit and governmental, in an effort tohelp people with economic (non-disaster) emergencies.
History: Created under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act on July 24, 1987.
Specifics: Calls for “sensitivity in the transition from temporary shelter to permanent homes and attention to the specialized needs of homeless individuals with mental and physical disabilities and illness to facilitate access for homeless individuals to other sources of services and benefits.

How to Apply:

Applications for agencies providing emergency food and shelter funds are available at the Rowan County United Way office. The local Emergency Food and Shelter Board determines how the funds are awarded to our community through the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act are to be distributed. Under the terms of the grant, programs operated by local, non-for-profit service organizations, including local government and private voluntary organizations, are eligible under the following conditions:

Be a not-for-profit or agency of government
Have an accounting system or approved fiscal agent
Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)or be in the process of securing one
Conduct an independent annual audit
Practice non-discrimination
For private, non-profit organizations, have a voluntary board
To the extent practical, involve homeless individuals and families through employment, volunteer programs, etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services.

Qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. New applicants must provide their most recent audit. For more information, call the United Way at 704-633-1802.



What Is the MatchMaker Program?

MatchMaker is a program which provides local companies an opportunity to recycle surplus equipment and other items to participating not-for-profit agencies

Why Is the Program Important?

In-Kind gifts allow not-for-profit organizations to better serve their clients by supplementing an already tight budget. For the company, in-kind giving helps to reduce inventory, lower warehousing costs, and is an effective way to recycle quality products.

Who Benefits?

Contributions are offered to participating not-for-profit organizations on a need basis. If a donated item is needed by more than one organization, United Way will match on a first response basis.

How Does the Program Operate?

A company representative contacts the United Way office and gives details of item(s) to be donated. United Way identifies the agency which has the need for the item. Once the match has been made, the agency director contacts the company to make arrangements to receive the donation.

When Is the Program Available?

The program is available all year!

Agency Needs List

A/V equipment
Building/construction supplies
Copiers/fax machines/printers
Landscaping supplies
Office furniture and supplies
Paper goods
Recreational equipment
Surplus food

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Salisbury, N.C. 28144


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