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April 2014

  • 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.

  • Monday, March 10, 2014

    At United Way, celebrating women’s contributions to our community are part of our DNA, and today women continue to be a driving force for us. The National Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) has grown into a global network of 55,000 members in 143 U.S. communities. With more members giving more money than any other similar women's group, the WLC has raised in excess of $1 billion in 12 years and is the most successful philanthropic effort of its kind.

February 2014

  • Monday, February 24, 2014

    This week's blog post celebrates John Folsom, United Way's 2013 receipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award! Folsom will be recognized at the annual United Way of the Midlands Humanitarian of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony on February 27 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

  • Monday, February 17, 2014

    This week's blog post is from Chandni Patel, a community volunteer who decided one day that she would embark on a mission of giving back every day for an entire year. Along the way, Chandni discovered that serving her community was indeed a passion for her and serving others has become a huge part of her life. She shares some comments on the journey below: 

  • Sunday, February 9, 2014

    Research is clear that children of poverty often enter school missing many academic skills because their families have not had access to the resources that are essential for optimum development.  Even though parents living in poverty or low income love their children and have high hopes for their future, they are often unable to provide the kinds of experiences that are critical for success in school.  

  • Monday, February 3, 2014

    It’s here again – not the Super Bowl – tax filing season. Here’s information on how to save money and time as you prepare to file your tax return for 2013.

January 2014

  • Monday, January 20, 2014

    Give. Advocate. Volunteer – these are central tenets to United Way’s work.  And United Way is committed to advocacy work at international, national, state and local levels.  To kick off our statewide advocacy efforts, local United Ways will converge on the Statehouse January 22 for our annual Public Policy Day. Education is a priority for local United Ways who serve children and families across the state. UWM will be there with volunteers and staff to communicate the importance of early education to our lawmakers. 

  • Monday, January 13, 2014

    United Way of the Midlands loves to hear about volunteerism in our community! Last semester, Blythewood High School (Richland School District 2) English teacher Kim Stokes incorporated philanthropy into her class lessons.

  • Monday, January 6, 2014

    This week's blog post is from Karen Oliver, the Senior Director of Community Resourcs, and the staff member in charge of Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development opportunity offered by United Way.  One of the most important business sectors in this country is the independent sector.*   

December 2013

  • Monday, December 23, 2013

    Wishing your family a happy and safe holiday season!  

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