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2014-2015 CIP Awards Announced
United Way Grants $287,000 back to Laurens County   United Way of Laurens County (UWLC) announces the 2014-2015 Community Impact Funding Awards.  Funds are awarded to programs in the areas of emergency services, education, financial stability, and health.  Thirty-two programs were selected for funding this year.   “The Community Investment Process is incredibly streamlined,” stated Jim Firmin, 2013-2014 UWLC Board Chairman.  “The volunteer board mem
2014 AmeriCorps Upstate Position Still Available
A 2014-2015 part-time AmeriCorps Upstate position is now open for the August 2014 - July 2015 term.  If you are interested in serving others, this might just be the position you've been looking for.  Through the AmeriCorps Upstate program there are ample opportunities to serve others, meet community needs,  network with community professionals, build your skills, improve your community, and so much more!  These positions also offer housing and educational stipends.     Applicants must have a
Upcoming Events
Spring is here and there is a lot going on in Laurens County.  We are sure that we haven't listed it all, but we did want to make sure you knew about a few upcoming events.   Saturday, April 26th is the United Way of Laurens County Day of Caring.  You'll see more than 240 volunteers out (in green team shirts) completing helpful projects for various non-profit organizations - giving back to those who help so many!   Saturday, May 3rd is the Laurens Family YMCA Healthy Kids
Tough decisions on the horizon for UWLC…
This has been a tough year at United Way, and we want to keep you informed of the campaign trends we are following.  Over the past several years our campaign fundraising has decreased from around the $500,000 mark to around the $350,000 mark.  Some statistics:
Corporate giving is down 8.6% from last year. Corporate giving is down 50% from 2009. 345 donors that gave last year did not give this year. From 2,500+ donors in 2009, we’ve lost 900 members of our donor base. &n

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