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Oct 01

Point-in-Time Count Donation Drive

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Friday, January 10, 2020

United Way of the Midlands is collecting items to help people experiencing homelessness this winter for our annual Point in Time Count in January, and we need your help! Items Needed: NEW winter hats, gloves, scarves and blankets 2 Easy Ways to Donate: 1) Purchase requested items and drop them off...

Oct 08

Blueprint for Leadership Series

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development course targeting future community leaders. The program prepares diverse groups of individuals for volunteer service in the nonprofit sector. United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive...

Nov 14

Always United - Be a Santa to a Senior

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The company then works with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees...

Nov 21

Evening with an Author featuring Gerald (Jerry) Davis

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Always United for a look inside of Algerian Diary: Frank Kearns and the “Impossible Assignment” for CBS News written by Gerald Davis. At a time when nobody else cared about this part of the world Frank Kearns covered the most dangerous stories in Africa and the Middle East in the 1950s, ‘60s...

Dec 03

Always United Celebrates Season of Giving

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.

Join Always United on Tuesday, December 3 from noon - 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy lunch while our guest DeeDee Northcut of Home Instead Senior Care teaches tips on how to "De-stress Your Holidays with Laughter Therapy". If you participated in Home Instead's Be a Santa to a...

Dec 03

Brew Good: South Carolina's Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

TogetherSC and #yalltogetherSC Marketing Allies invite you to celebrate Giving Tuesday 2019 with #BrewGood. The SC Brewers Guild loves the idea and is encouraging its members to join forces with local nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to host and help organize local #BrewGoodSC events. On this day...

Dec 04

Leadership Learning Lab (3LS) | Finances Life Hack: QuickBooks Online Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

The Leadership Learning Lab series (3LS) targets local, small business leaders in the Midlands and offers relevant, interactive sessions on the trends and day-to-day challenges that face small businesses every day. 3LS, a program of United Way’s Small Business Alliance, serves connect with small...

Dec 06

Richland School District One Candidates Forum

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

UWM, along with National Pan-Hellenic Council, is sponsoring a nonpartisan Candidates Forum for the at-large seat on Richland School District One’s School Board. The forum will be moderated by of UofSC School of Law’s Dean Eboni Nelson. The forum provides an opportunity to discuss issues that impact...

Dec 08

YLS + Salvation Army Volunteer at Transitions

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM.

Join YLS and Salvation Army in serving dinner at Transitions! We'll serve meals to guests and assist with other tasks that may be necessary. Register now.

Dec 09

Learning with Leaders

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Join United Way's Young Leaders Society and the Young Lawyers Division for a panel discussion focused on how to get involved in nonprofit board service, what to expect once you get there, how to be a good steward and more. Guest Panelists: Ashleigh Wilson, Bowman and Brooke Karen Oliver, United Way...

Dec 13

7th Annual Women in Philanthropy Leadership Breakfast

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Join Women in Philanthropy for the annual Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Kathy Izard, the award-winning author of The Hundred Story Home. About Kathy Izard: In 2007, mother of four, graphic designer and soup kitchen volunteer, Kathy Izard listened to a whisper that urged her to quit her...

Dec 14

YLS at Salvation Army Christmas Warehouse

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

YLS will help sort and organize toys and gift bags to be distributed to families served by The Salvation Army of the Midlands, a United Way Community Impact Partner. Join us as to prepare for so many excited, smiling faces on Christmas morning. Location: SC State Fairgrounds - Cattle Arena (1200...

Jan 16

Young Leaders Society 2020 Oyster Roast

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Join YLS for our annual Oyster Roast! Enjoy oysters, drinks and live entertainment. We will be collecting items for the PIT count as well, check out their Amazon Wishlist . Ticket Prices: Donor $25 Non-Donor $35 Door $40 Location: City Market | 705 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201 Catered by: Southern...

Jan 22

Point-in-Time Count


What is the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count? During the PIT count we survey the community, count the number of people experiencing homelessness over a specified period. We then gather information on the demographics and service needs of the local homeless population. Learn more about the Point-in-Time...

Feb 20

Askable Adult Training

Thursday, February 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

As part of our Youth & Resiliency Training Series. This event will be held at United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.