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2021 Community Assessment

United Way of the Midlands’ 2021 Community Assessment asked hundreds of residents of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties, “What kind of community do you want to live in?”

From the data and information collected, United Way offers eight calls to action and hopes everyone can find at least one area they can support and work on.

Findings from the assessment will assist United Way in creating a new Community Investment Plan this spring with its priority areas of work throughout the organization’s six-county footprint. United Way will also engage community partners and leaders to work together to address all the findings in this report.

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.


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

May 24

MRC End-of-Year Drop-in Celebration

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 4:00-6:00 PM

Please join MRC as we recognize YOU, our amazing volunteers for your service and commitment this school year at our End-of-Year Drop-in Celebration on May 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.! You will receive a token of our appreciation. Light refreshments, drinks, fellowship and fun will be provided.

Jun 05

YLS Percent Day at Steel Hands Brewing

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 2:00-5:00 PM

Come have fun and support a good cause at the YLS percent day at Steel Hands Brewing. Steel Hands will donate $1 for every pint poured to benefit United Way of the Midlands in their mission to unite people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands. No registration is required.

Jun 09

Always United's Year End Happy Hour

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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