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Today, we are breaking the cycles of crisis that can echo through families for decades. Join us.
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Blueprint for Change

Over the next three years, United Way will create generational change by building opportunities for youth and families, seeding innovation, and improving equity in care.

2021 Community Assessment

United Way of the Midlands’ 2021 Community Assessment asked hundreds of residents, “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.

What We Do

Only United Way has the resources to provide large-scale solutions to pervasive community problems. By providing support when it's needed most, we interrupt a common pattern where emergencies can multiply. Addressing the root issues in the moment stops the cycle of crisis and gives families the opportunity to thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.


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.

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

Upcoming Events

Nov 16

Santa's Senior Elves 2023

Donate gifts now through December 11, 2023

Dec 07

YLS Holiday Social: HO-HO-Hope for Good

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 5:30-7:30 PM

Every year during the holiday season, YLS will partner with a local organization or initiative for YLS's HO-HO-Hope for Good. This year, the YLS Steering Committee has chosen to partner with the Salvation Army, adopting angels and organizing a toy and food drive to benefit the organization's efforts...

Dec 14

WIP's Annual Leadership Breakfast: EmpowerHER, Women Leading the Way

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Join Women in Philanthropy for their annual Leadership Breakfast and be inspired as women gather to celebrate and hear how keynote speaker Judge J. Michelle Childs is positively impacting our Midlands community. This event helps to raise funds for our Community Impact Partners serving women and...

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