United in Hope

For almost 100 years, United Way of the Midlands has been the most collaborative, efficient, and accountable way to invest in our community.

What We Do

United Way of the Midlands serves a vital role in our community, filling in the gaps between government services and smaller, niche nonprofits. Only United Way has the resources to provide large-scale solutions to pervasive community problems, like homelessness or lack of basic health services.

Our Causes

Complex problems require complex solutions, which frequently involve multiple partners providing support to create lasting change. United Way researches the issues, then coordinates volunteers, organizations, and funding to follow through with the best ideas.

Resilient Richland

67% of young people have suffered trauma during their lifetime—whether it’s food insecurity, an abusive parent or guardian, homelessness, or some other sustained traumatic event. Resilient Richland is raising awareness around childhood trauma to shatter taboos, end painful silences, and create healing.

Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse is an annual event held by Women in Philanthropy to raise money for women and families in need in our community. The funds raised at the auction benefit United Way of the Midlands.

Live United Awards

United Way of the Midlands will recognize companies, businesses, organizations and individuals that contributed to the 2018-2019 campaign at the Live United Awards.

Additional awards will also be given to those with high levels of employee participation and volunteerism.

Live United Awards

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Upcoming Events

Mar 04

Live United Awards

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

United Way of the Midlands will recognize companies, businesses, organizations, and individuals that contributed to the 2018-2019 campaign at the Live United Awards. Additional awards will also be given to those with high levels of employee participation and volunteerism. Fill out my online form...

Mar 14

WellFest 2020: A Free Health Event

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

• When: Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201 • Register (required): Women and men, ages 18 and older, are invited to register online at or call 803-296-CARE (2273) Register now for an amazing day of wellness for...

Mar 24

Breaking Barriers Youth Employment Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Midlands Technical College and United Way of the Midlands are creating a gateway to both careers and colleges for young adults ages 16- 26 at our first ever Breaking Barriers Youth Employment & Resource Fair 2020. The event is open to high school juniors and seniors, college students, and...

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