United Way of Laurens County provides the below programs/services annually, thanks to grants and sponsorships. We would love for you to be a part of any of them!
Bags of Love
Bags of Love is a neighborhood-focused event to let our elderly and shut-ins know that we, as a community, are thinking of them! United Way and Senior Options collect small gift bags filled with candy, books, pens, lotions, etc. that are handed out during the week of Valentine’s Day to our Meals On Wheels recipients. This event is an inexpensive way to tell others you care! Get your family and/or your workplace involved by asking others to collect goodie bags for this event! Click here to learn more, and how you can get involved.
Here in the Upstate Region of South Carolina, seven United Way organizations, serving10 counties, have joined together to launch and support the Born Learning effort. Born Learning is designed as a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children. It has three cornerstones: awareness about how young children learn; easy, fun, educational action steps that parents, grandparents and caregivers can use every day; and availability of research-driven products and tools for education outreach.
Day of Caring
This is an annual event where over 100 volunteers are deployed to local agencies funded by United Way of Laurens County for a one day beautification event. Our Day of Caring was held on May 1st this year and benefitted several of United Way's partner agencies.
United Way of Laurens County hosts an annual Golf Tournament to benefit our Imagination Library Program. This year, our tournament was held on Friday, June 4th , at The Links at Stoney Point.
As of last year, during Covid19, United Way of Laurens County implimented a Bookbag Giveaway. Any child that is old enough to attend school is eligible recieve a bookbag full of items such as: pencils, markers, paper, binders, notebooks, scissors, glue, etc. Parents/Guardians are able to drive up and recieve one bag per child.
School Supplies Drive
Each year, United Way enlists the help of volunteers, students, and teachers to collect school supplies for underprivileged children in our community. Tax free weekend we'll be onsite at Wal-mart in Laurens. Click here to see how this past year's event went...
Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of less than $60,000 a year. Click here for more details on how you can be involved.