What is United Way of the Midlands?
We are a local charitable organization with a broad focus on improving life in the Midlands. Everything we do is in service to our residents, which includes people in Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland counties.
Unlike smaller nonprofits who often have a very defined focus, we take a multifaceted approach to some of the biggest problems facing our society. Problems like homelessness, children's literacy, and lack of access to healthcare. Because we are a larger organization, we have the ability and expertise to pool resources and conduct research to determine where our efforts can make the biggest impact.
That means when you give to United Way, you're not just helping one person...you're investing in the entire community, in the most effective and efficient way.
We are committed to addressing the root causes of youth homelessness and providing services that help young people get off the street.
Midlands Reading Consortium
Through our volunteer tutoring program, we are helping elementary school students who have fallen behind their peers in their literacy skills.
An initiative to help youth-serving professionals identify and respond appropriately to markers of childhood trauma.