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.
Being Allies: Part Two
The topic will be "Allies for Women" featuring special guest Tim Arnold, CEO of Colonial Life, and moderated by our very own Sara Fawcett, CEO of United Way of the Midlands.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
EFSP Phase 38 Applications Open
The Midlands Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board has been awarded federal funds made available by Congress through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the EFSP National Board Program. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may find the application available at www.uway.org.
Wine Down with YLS
In lieu of our annual Oyster Roast, YLS will be hosting a virtual wine tasting event. Partnering with Gourmet Shop and Southern Way Catering we will sample wines and have cheese plates available as well.
Always United's Tuesday Talks
Join us for Always United's Tuesday Talks as we discuss financial stability in our own lives and efforts in the community. Come be a part of this free, virtual event!
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.
Understanding Poverty Culture
This training will seek to bring understanding to the driving forces and hidden rules within generational poverty and give practical steps for moving forward.
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.
Want to get involved?
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
Join us for Always United's Tuesday Talks as we discuss financial stability in our own lives and efforts in the community. Financial planner Ashleigh Brooker from A.J. Brooker Financial Associates will discuss how to better plan for our financial future and how that can involve giving back to the...
Thursday, January 28, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
In lieu of our annual Oyster Roast, YLS will be hosting a virtual wine tasting event. Register today and purchase either a selection of three wines from Gourmet Shop or a cheese board from Southern Way Catering (or both!). Curbside pickup will be available at United Way on January 28. Afterwards...
Monday, February 1, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
Women in Philanthropy, in partnership with Colonial Life, presents the Four-Part Series: "Being Allies". During Part One, we explored the question "what is an ally?" and discussed various ways to create and raise allies with special guest Rozalynn Goodwin. Part Two will take place on Monday...