Donations to the United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) stay LOCAL, helping to meet the immediate needs of our neighbors throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties in order to build a strong community.
Through Community Impact, UWLC partners with local nonprofit organizations to address community priorities and create positive, lasting change by focusing on Basic Needs, Education, Health and Economic Mobility.
UWLC meets strict requirements for accountability and results by using local volunteers to serve as board members and on various committees.
UWLC’s internal HELPLINE serves as a safety net, providing information and referrals to link people with local resources and services to meet their needs.
United Way and Beaufort County partner to provide 211, which is a free, confidential referral and information service complementing our HELPLINE. 211 connects people with local resources after business hours, on weekends and during natural disasters. It can be accessed by dialing 211, or online at sc211.org.
UWLC’s Early Grade Reading Initiative, Read Indeed, provides one-on-one in-school tutoring at schools and sites throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties as well as provides free books and supplies for students.
Funding decisions are made LOCALLY by volunteers and community members in Beaufort and Jasper counties who donate to United Way of the Lowcountry.
Women United’s Operation Backpack works with school social workers to provide backpacks full of school supplies to local children in need each school year.
UWLC partners with the IRS and Beaufort County to offer free tax preparation through the Lowcountry VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.
UWLC offers Charity Tracker, which is a web-based, shared case management tool, free to local nonprofits to help detect patterns of need in our community, address the root causes of individual and family challenges, and provide accountability to ensure resources in our community are making the most impact.