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Community Impact- What we do

Community Impact

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.  United Way of Laurens County partners with 26 like-minded agencies to fund 31 programs focused on  Health, Education, Financial Stability, & Emergency Relief.  Click here to see a listing of all United Way funded programs through Community Impact grants.

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  •     Health - Improving People’s Health
  •     Education -  Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  •     Financial Stability - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
  •    Emergency Relief- Helping families or individuals in unexpected crisis with immediate assistance today to help them start building a new tomorrow.

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change.

Each year, local service agencies petition United Way of Laurens County for funds through a Community Impact grants process.

It isn't enough that we raise money each year and grant it to 25 very worthy agencies, we also believe we should empower the community to rally around itself to make a difference. To that end, we offer key volunteer opportunities through our Bags of Love, Day of Caring and School Supplies Drive programs.

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.