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July 2014

June 2014

  • Monday, June 30, 2014

    Today's blog post is written by Jennifer Moore, Senior Director of the Financial Stabily Council for United Way of the Midlands. Click the link below to watch Mike tell his story of how he overcame homelessness!

  • Monday, June 16, 2014

    This weeks blog post is from Cheryl Johnson Benjamin, Senior Director of the Health Council.  Ever had anyone ask you, when was the last time you brushed and flossed your teeth?

  • Monday, June 9, 2014

    This week's blog post is from Shawn Skillman, a 2014 Blueprint for Leadership Alumnus who works in Corporate Marketing Communications at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Since graduating, Shawn has accepted an invitation to serve on the Palmetto Place Board of Directors. Read on for one of his key takeaways from the Blueprint program!

  • Monday, June 2, 2014

    This week's blog post is from Kathy Olson, Senior Director of the Education Council. Do you know what the summer slide is? Read on to find out!

May 2014

  • Monday, May 12, 2014

    This week's blog post is written by Anita Floyd, Senior VP for Community Impact and Strategic Implementation. Housing is a major concern, and while living in the past may be considered a negative, here is one instance where turning back the clock would benefit our community! 

April 2014

  • Monday, April 28, 2014

    Recently two dedicated volunteers for United Way of the Midlands submitted an op-ed to The State Newspaper. This was published on March 27, 2014. 

  • Monday, April 21, 2014

    Congratulations to our Volunteer Award Winners!  

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

    Education and development is crucial during early childhood, and impacts a child well into their adolescent and adult years. We shared several posts on a variety of topics related to the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Missed a post? Check out our recap below!

  • Friday, April 11, 2014

    National Week of the Young Child is April 6-12, and United Way wants to to increase public awareness on the importance of early childhood education and development. We'll be posting all week about the the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

    National Week of the Young Child is April 6-12, and United Way wants to to increase public awareness on the importance of early childhood education and development. We'll be posting all week about the the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    National Week of the Young Child is April 6-12, and United Way wants to to increase public awareness on the importance of early childhood education and development. We'll be posting all week about the the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

  • Monday, April 7, 2014

    National Week of the Young Child is April 6-12, and United Way wants to to increase public awareness on the importance of early childhood education and development. We'll be posting all week about the the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

March 2014

  • Monday, March 31, 2014

    Next week is National Volunteer Week, a time when we ask people to give their time to impact our community, as well as celebrate those that do so year-round. This week's blog post is from Volunteer Center Manager, Emerald Anderson-Ford.

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

    Before I signed on to become an AmeriCorps*VISTA, I hadn’t really done much volunteering. I’d spent the odd day walking dogs at an animal shelter or boxing up gifts and cards to send to soldiers overseas in high school. I even spent a couple of semesters volunteering at elementary schools around Columbia for various classes in college, but I never really went above and beyond what was asked of me.

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