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October 2014

  • Monday, October 27, 2014

    Health care reform is with us. As a small business owner, the time for action is now. Your head might be spinning as you scramble to understand the complicated reform laws (over 2,000 pages) that affect your organization. If any of this rings true with you, then this event is for you.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    This week's blog post is written by Whitney McCormac, Communications Manager for United Way of the Midlands. For more information on the Midlands Reading Consortium program or to sign up to volunteer, please click here. 

  • Monday, October 13, 2014

    As we enter into flu season now is a great time to review some tips to keep you and your family healthy! United Way and FamilyWize have partnered up to put together some flu related health tips that we'll share below. Pass along this link or click here to download a flyer you can share at home or at work! 

September 2014

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    Sociologists, economists and psychologists continue to offer evidence that adolescence, previously understood to be completed by age 18, has extended to the mid-twenties.

  • Monday, September 15, 2014

    Today's blog post is from Tammy Pawloski, Director for the Center of Excellance at Francis Marion University and United Way of the Midlands staff. Tammy will be speaking at our upcoming poverty workshop in Winnsboro on the effects of poverty on school aged children and their development.

August 2014

  • Monday, August 25, 2014

    This week's blog post is inspired by Nate Klein's personal testimony about the Midlands Reading Consortium. Please click here to watch Nate tell his story in his own words. 

  • Monday, August 11, 2014

    This week’s blog post is from Adam Landy, Chair of the Young Leaders Society. Read more about why he feels YLS is worthy of his “time, talent and treasures.” For more information on YLS, visit www.ylsmidlands.com!

  • Monday, August 4, 2014

    This marks the fourth year United Way of the Midlands, along with many community partners prepare for SC Mission. One might ask why you keep doing this over and over, over and over. Yes, this is the fourth year we have hosted SC Mission. The answer might be more simple and closer than you think.

July 2014

  • Monday, July 28, 2014

    United Way is pleased to announce our Board of Directors for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year!  CHAIR: Paul K. Duane, CPA | Palmetto Health VICE CHAIR: Michael J. Seezen, Esq. | McNair Law Firm, P.A TREASURER: R. Jason Caskey, CPA | Elliott Davis, LLC

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Recently we annouced the release of over $1 million in grant funding to support education services in the community. These awards are part of a $4,000,000 total investment that also addresses access to health care and financial stability.  The grants will target educational programs that focus on early childhood through elementary school. United Way is working to make sure children and their families are supported so that they are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, reading on grade level by third grade and staying on the path to graduation. The funding will assist families so that they can support their children’s learning and prepare them for educational and life success.

  • Monday, July 7, 2014

    Today's post is written by United Way of the Midlands Staff. For more information on this topic, please click here to read our official release. 

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!

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