Do One Small Act. Make a BIG Difference.

This holiday season, United Way of the Midlands is encouraging members of the community to participate in a thousand small acts of kindness. ❤️ United Way believes that even the smallest act of generosity can make a huge difference in someone’s life, whether you give, advocate or volunteer.
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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.

Blueprint for Leadership

Blueprint for Leadership is a program that prepares people for nonprofit committee and board service in partnership with the Junior League of Columbia.

8th Annual Leadership Breakfast

The Leadership Breakfast is an annual event held by Women in Philanthropy (WIP) to raise money for the general fund which, among other things, helps fund a $50,000 grant that is awarded annually to an organization in the Midlands whose mission is to assist families in need.

Santa's Senior Elves

Donate gifts to seniors that are looked over in traditional holiday drives but are still in need of assistance through Senior Resources. Sign up as a gift giver by December 3 and donate gifts seniors in need have been hoping for this holiday season.

Youth & Resiliency Training: Ending the Silence

Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. Join UWM’s Youth & Resiliency Series for an “Ending the Silence” training led by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Self-Sufficiency

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the costs of basic needs for working families: housing, child care, food, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous items, as well as the cost of taxes and the impact of tax credits.

Need help?

Resources are available for you. We can help you find food, shelter, healthcare, and more. Don’t wait to call.

Upcoming Events

Oct 30

Blueprint for Leadership 2021

Friday, October 30, 2020 - Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Blueprint for Leadership is a program that prepares people for nonprofit committee and board service in partnership with the Junior League of Columbia. The early decision deadline is October 30, 2020. Applications accepted through December 15, 2020. Apply today!

Nov 09

Santa's Senior Elves

Monday, November 9 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Spread some holiday spirit and be a part of Santa’s Senior Elves. Donate gifts to seniors that are looked over in traditional holiday drives but are still in need of assistance through Senior Resources. Sign up as a gift-giver by December 3 and donate gifts seniors in need have been hoping for this...

Dec 09

Youth & Resiliency Training: Ending the Silence

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Ending the Silence presented by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Carolina Wednesday, December 9th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Every year thousands of individuals die by...

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