Programs/Events

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.

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 will be held on May 7th and will benefit several of United Way's partner agencies. 

Golf Tournament

United Way of Laurens County hosts an annual Golf Tournament to benefit our programs. This year, our tournament will be held on Friday, June 3rd, at The Links at Stoney Point. Click Here to sign up or sponsor a team! 

Bookbag Giveaway

As of 2020, during Covid19, United Way of Laurens County implemented a Bookbag Giveaway. Any child that is old enough to attend school is eligible to receive a bookbag full of items such as pencils, markers, paper, binders, notebooks, scissors, glue, etc. Parents/Guardians are able to drive up and receive one bag per child. We have been able to give out over 1,000 bookbags full of items to children.

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. The tax-free weekend we'll be onsite at Walmart in Laurens. Click here to see how this past year's event went...

VITA

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.