Always United

Always United provides opportunities for individuals who are at or near retirement to continue their relationship with United Way and make the Midlands a better place to live.
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What is Always United?

Always United was formed in 2017 with 100 charter members who understand that just because they are retired, their work isn't done. Our members want to do something meaningful with a lifetime of expertise, and Always United provides the perfect outlet for that experience. We offer social events, community-building and volunteer activities, and mentorship opportunities. No donation is required to join, and everyone is welcome! Check out our brochure by clicking here.

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Volunteer

Find meaning through volunteering for good causes! United Way’s Volunteer Center offers many opportunities for Always United volunteers to match your skills with the unique needs in your community. 

Opportunities include:

  • Helping first graders learn to read through Midlands Reading Consortium
  • Serving hot meals to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Teaching life skills, such as gardening, to children in foster care
  • Giving companionship to hospice patients 

Volunteer Opportunities

Santa's Senior Elves

Spread some holiday cheer for all the seniors to hear! Be a part of Santa’s Senior Elves and donate gifts to seniors that are looked over in traditional holiday drives but are still in need of assistance through Senior Resources. Sign up as a gift giver by November 24 and donate gifts that seniors have been hoping for this holiday season.

Donations can be dropped off on December 1st from 4:30-6:00 PM and 2nd from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at United Way of the Midlands (1818 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201).

Upcoming Events

Nov 01

Santa's Senior Elves

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Spread some holiday cheer for all the seniors to hear! Be a part of Santa’s Senior Elves and donate gifts to seniors that are looked over in traditional holiday drives but are still in need of assistance through Senior Resources. Sign up as a gift giver by November 24 and donate gifts that seniors...

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