COVID-19 FUND

The United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund was created to help Midlands residents meet basic needs including food, shelter, and rent/utility assistance due to lost wages related to COVID-19.
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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.

Always United's Tuesday Talks

Come join us for Always United’s Tuesday Talks as Brenda Stalzer, Program Director of SC Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program, and volunteer Guardian ad Litem Phil Waddell talks about how a volunteer Guardian ad Litem advocates for vulnerable adults.

Fall For WIP: Committee Parade and Donation Drive

WIP Executive Committee members, and Committee Chairs will form a parade lane for guests to drive-thru the parking lot in order to kick-off another great WIP year! WIP volunteers (wearing masks) will come to each car to collect donations for the Women's Shelter. Guests are welcome to partake!

Learning with Leaders

Our speakers will be: Sarah Johnson, Director at the Lexington County Economic Development Office John Baggett, Senior Project Manager at South Carolina Department of Commerce Charlton “Chuck” Whipple, Executive Director of Enterprise Campus Authority and Economic Development

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.

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 01

Always United's Tooth Fairy Drive

Thursday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 6 :00 PM.

Always United is hosting a Tooth Fairy Drive during the month of October to protect against the most frightful of dental health concerns for our community in need. We know a lack of proper dental care affects so many other aspects of someone’s life and want to benefit those with the least access to...

Oct 01

Learning with Leaders: Economic Development: Bringing Business to the Midlands

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Join us for our free + virtual Learning with Leaders on October 1. Our speakers will be: Sarah Johnson, Director at the Lexington County Economic Development Office John Baggett, Senior Project Manager at South Carolina Department of Commerce Charlton “Chuck” Whipple, Executive Director of...

Oct 01

Fall For WIP: Committee Parade and Donation Drive

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

WIP Executive Committee members, and Committee Chairs will form a parade lane for guests to drive-thru the parking lot in order to kick-off another great WIP year.

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