About Us

Our Mission

Serving the people of Laurens County with passion and integrity to fulfill their need for assistance in Health, Education, and Financial Stability.



United Way of Laurens County strives to create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people’s health.

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. So we bring together people from all across the community–government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement, ordinary citizens–to tackle the issues. Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health.

We invite you to be part of the change.  Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.

That's what it means to LIVE UNITED!


Anti-Racism/Ethnic Discrimination Statement

We recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.  We are committed to intentionally making decisions that provide fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all.

Our mission compels us to prioritize historically marginalized and systematically excluded people. Realizing that systemic racism creates obstacles for Black and Indigenous People and People of Color, upholds all other forms of oppression, and is an injustice to us all.  We acknowledge that we can only be successful if we not only recognize, but raise up and support leaders from underrepresented communities. We commit to creating pathways for these individuals to be included in decision-making and leadership roles within our own and other organizations. It is necessary to focus on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, as well as other intersectional identities, to end the historical, social, and systemic inequities that persist in our county.  We maintain that building and sustaining equity in our county requires an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion that is fully expressed in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors and those of our partners.