Albemarle Area United Way’s Community Care Collaborative up for $10,000 matching grant – OBX Today

Albemarle Area United Way's Community Care Collaborative up for $10,000 matching grant - OBX Today

ELIZABETH CITY – The Community Care Collaborative (CCC), an impact program of the Albemarle Area United Way, has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant from a donor advised fund of the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation to fund the ongoing work of assisting our neighbors. CCC provides assistance to local residents facing temporary emergency crisis. Since officially launching in 2019, CCC has already assisted over 1,600 households and invested over $500,000 with an average of $450 per case across Pasquotank, Camden, Perquimans & Gates Counties.

The goal is to obtain $10,000 in contributions from individuals or businesses by December 31, 2023 in order to secure the $10,000 match. Donations can be mailed to AAUW at P.O. Box 293, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 or made online at by selecting Community Care Collaborative

“These funds will be critical to enabling us to continue the good work we’ve started, especially in the wake of the pandemic and inflation challenges”, exclaimed Executive Director Bill Blake. He’s extremely encouraged about their chances of achieving the required match. Many folks in the community have heard about the good work the team of CCC volunteers currently led by Alexandra Lekki has been doing. “I have no doubt folks will contribute to positively impact our friends and neighbors.”

Knowing their gift could be doubled fuels many donors’ personal contributions. Being able to lend a helping hand is both a privilege and responsibility. “We are so thankful for the generosity of this matching donor”, said Blake. “I’m confident others in our community will step up to be a blessing to those in need, especially during this holiday season. CCC is so grateful for all past, present and future donors as well as volunteers.” Thank you for loving your neighbors the United Way!