November 12, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Do One Small Act. Make a BIG Difference.

This holiday season, United Way of the Midlands is encouraging members of the community to participate in a thousand small acts of kindness. ❤️ United Way believes that even the smallest act of generosity can make a huge difference in someone’s life. Each time you donate, volunteer or become an advocate through one of the links below, that action will add one act toward our goal of 1,000. Scroll down to learn more!

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89 acts pledged toward our 1,000 goal (updated daily)

38 days left to give

3 Ways You Can Help

United Way of the Midlands serves a vital role in the community. We bring together businesses, volunteers, government services and other nonprofits to address large-scale issues as well as emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic.

Helping Those Most in Need

  1. Make a Donation

    Let's join forces with United Way to strengthen our community. Give today and help provide programs and services to local individuals and families who need it most. 

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  2. Volunteer In Person or Virtually

    Together, we can improve the lives of millions of people, because we are more than just fund-raisers. We are hand-raisers.

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  3. Be In The Know

    Become an advocate for your community! Sign up for our emails and stay informed about how we work with partners and supporters like you to strengthen our community.

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The money you give here, stays here. United Way serves Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties.

United Way has received the coveted Four-Star Charity award from Charity Navigator.

Your Gift Matters

$50 Buys 11 Meals at a Homeless Shelter

$150 Buys Eye Exams and Glasses for 3 Uninsured Patients

$500 Buys School Supply Packages for 50 Students

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Message From Our President & CEO

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to help this community navigate an uncertain time. Many of our neighbors, for the first time in their lives, found themselves in need of rent and utility assistance because of lost wages. Seniors found themselves quarantined at home, needing home-delivered meals. Agencies serving homeless families and children needed WiFi and tablets for students to complete schoolwork remotely. Because of your gifts, large and small, United Way has been able to step up and meet those needs.

Essential workers needed childcare so they could continue to serve the community while their own childcare centers were closed. Homeless shelters and food banks needed assistance with additional costs to provide personal protective equipment to their employees, clients and volunteers.

Your support allowed us to respond to these huge unforeseen needs in our community during the past year. We served 48,000 people last year, and thanks to our COVID-19 Response Fund, we helped an additional 14,000 people who lost wages due to the pandemic. But the need is far from over. Next year, we plan to do even more. And we’re already starting. With your support, we can help every person in our community have an equal opportunity to thrive. Start today, United.

Moving forward, we can work together to create a new normal in our society where all individuals and communities have the resources and opportunities that they need to succeed.

Thank you for staying strong. For staying United.

Sincerely,

Sara Fawcett
President & CEO

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