Through the Community Impact Model, United Way of the Lowcountry is addressing the needs of today, while diligently working to get to the root causes of key issues. With the community’s support, we are focusing on four priority areas: Basic Needs, Education, Health and Income/Family Stability. Our impact and success each year is based on outcomes.
Together, we are making a difference! United Way of the Lowcountry depends on our donors to help make important funding decisions by volunteering to serve on the United Way’s Community Impact Committee. These volunteers help determine how undesignated United Way Annual Campaign donations will be distributed to local agencies and services throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties to make a lasting impact.
WHO CAN SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE?
No experience is needed. If you donate to United Way of the Lowcountry, you have the opportunity to serve on the Community Impact Committee and help determine what programs will provide our community with the greatest impact.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
It only takes 2 days to help make a lasting impact. The first step is a training session, where we prepare you on how to review an application and what items are important when evaluating funding decisions.
Training Dates (Revised):
October 5: 9:00 – 11:00am
October 9: 1:00 – 3:00pm
October 11: 10:00 – 12:00pm
October 13: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Based on your availability and interest, you will be assigned to a panel responsible for reviewing funding applications for up to 3 agencies. These panels are filled with volunteers, just like you, who want to make a difference in their community. After you have selected a panel to serve on and have been trained, you will visit the sites of those applicant agencies the last week in October and the first week in November. At the site visit, you will have the opportunity to see your investment dollars hard at work and ensure donated dollars are being spent efficiently.
SO HOW DO I BECOME A COMMUNITY IMPACT VOLUNTEER?
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Chrystie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 379.3067 for more information.