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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.

Power of the Purse

Grab your girlfriends or your significant other (or treat just yourself!) and enjoy a night of pampering and special treats! Profits will benefit women and children in need right here in the Midlands.

Spirit of the Midlands

This award is presented to a corporate partner that embodies an overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership and resources in support of United Way’s work in the priority issues of student success, financial stability and health access. Now taking applications until April 4 for our 2020-2021 award winner!

Volunteer Week 2021

Join forces with United Way to strengthen our community through fun and needed projects in the Midlands.

Tuesday Talks: Safe Travels with AAA Travel

Learn some tips and tricks to plan your next travel experience!

RFP Information

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For FY 2021-22, we expect the Midlands community to focus on continued response and recovery to the Pandemic. We have aligned the strategies of our current Impact Plan to focus on meeting basic needs and building resiliency.

Driving Down Main: Staying the Course

Since its inception, Driving Down Main has brought essential industries within the small business space together so they can connect through friendly competition and experience the joy of giving back to their community.


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

Apr 19

Volunteer Week 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021

Click here to find options to volunteer in-person, virtually and remotely. There is something for everyone! Join us in celebrating volunteerism right here in the Midlands by giving back!

Apr 27

Always United Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, April 27 | 12-1 PM

Join us for Always United’s Tuesday Talks as AAA Travel discusses how to travel and plan trips safely during this pandemic. Learn some tips and tricks to plan your next travel experience. Come be a part of this free virtual event on April 27 at 12 PM! Register below. Cognito.load("forms", { id: "108...

May 05

Power of the Purse

Wednesday, May 5

Join Women in Philanthropy for our exclusive POP Night In during our May POP Virtual Auction. Our POP Night In Bundle will include: a charcuterie board from Southern Way Catering, a bottle of bubbles, sweet treat from Cakes LaMo'r, self care items from Promote YR Pretty and Bank of America. Each...

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