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. Click here for more information on this Upstate collaboration.
Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card provided by United Way of Laurens County. Savings on a single prescription range from a few percent up to 75% (sometimes more) off the retail price of the drug. Cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs. The card is FREE. Anyone can use it. Immediately. There are no age, income or other exclusions and no forms to fill out. Click here for more information and to print your free card now!
Day of Caring
This is an annual event where 100 or more 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 April 13th last year and benefitted several of United Way's partner agencies. Click here for more information on how you can be involved and to see pictures of our volunteers in action.
United Way of Laurens County hosts an annual Golf Tournament to benefit our Imagination Library Program. This year, our tournament was held on Monday, May 5, at Lakeside Country Club. Click here for details...
The Imagination Library is a Dollywood Foundation program offered by United Way of Laurens County and School District 55. In an effort to promote early childhood literacy and family reading, this program allows new, age-appropriate books to be mailed once a month to Laurens County children ages 5 and under. Currently, more than 1,300 children are enrolled and receiving monthly books. Click here for more information.
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. On August 1-2 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 $50,000 a year. Click here for more details on how you can be involved.