United Way of Rutherford County
Your gift to the United Way works here in your community. It takes everyone in the community working together to help create lasting changes. Our VISION is to be the leader in the effort to create lasting changes in people's lives and community conditions and we need your support.

Christmas Cheer Sign-Ups

The Salvation Army will begin accepting applications for assistance through the Christmas Cheer Program beginning October 8th. Christmas Cheer provides food & toys for familes with children through 12 years old and Senior Citizens 55 and over can sign up to receive food. Rutherford County Schools will be sponsoring 6 days. Applicants must provide driver's license or valid photo ID, legal guardians must provide proof of custody, birth certificates, Social Security cards medicaid cards or government identificaion, copies of previous month's bills and proof of income.

Schools with Dates & Times for Sign-Ups

October 8: Forrest Hunt Elementary School 3:30 - 7 pm

October 13: Forest City Dunbar Elementary 3:30 - 7 pm

October 15: Harris Elementary 3:30 - 7 pm

October 22: Rutherfordton Elementary 3:30 - 7 pm


  • $6 a week will cover the cost of 3 office visits at the Community Health Clinic for someone without healthcare.
  • $10 per week will supply a Life-Line Unit for a homebound individual for a year.
  • $5 per week will provide a motel room for three days for someone who has lost their home to a fire.
  • $2.70 per week wil pay for a needy child to attend one week of summer camp at South Mountain Christian Camp.
  • $4 per week will allow a mentally challenged child to attend one week of summer camp.


Volunteers are at the heart of the United Way decision-making. As a result, fundraising and administrative costs are held to a minimum, making your gift work as hard as you do.

We're Effective - Each year United Way touches the lives of more than 30,000 Rutherford County residents. Clearly no other organization helps so many people in so many ways.

We're Accountable - Independent audits of United Way and its agencies are conducted and analyzed annually. In fact, everything we do is governed by an active board of directors.

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What's New

"Take a Stand" against youth drinking and drug use!! United Way's Community Engagement Team is proud to partner with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the NC Highway Patrol to launch the SAFE ROADS SAFE HOMES...read more

Contact Us

United Way of Rutherford County
PO Box 823
Spindale, North Carolina 28160
Phone: 828-286-3929
Fax: 828-286-8413

The United Way of Rutherford County is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. All donations to the United Way of Rutherford County are tax deductible.

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