04 Oct Uniting to Address Community Needs: UWLC Launches Annual Community Campaign
United Way of the Lowcountry Launches Annual Community Campaign
The United Way of the Lowcountry’s (UWLC) 2021 Annual Fundraising Campaign is now underway in Beaufort and Jasper counties.
Funds raised during the annual campaign support local United Way partner agencies in Beaufort and Jasper counties which provide a number of critically needed services including financial assistance to those who can’t pay their rent or utilities, access to nutritious meals, helping victims of abuse and giving students the chance to develop skills that will help them become healthy, productive adults.
Donations also support United Way programs like its local HELPLINE, which is a phone number community members may call to receive information on available health and human services in the area; the Read Indeed! Early Grade Reading initiative; and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance free tax preparation and filing program.
“This has been a difficult year for so many of our neighbors, but we’re entering this campaign with great enthusiasm,” said UWLC President and CEO Dale Douthat. “Last year, our community was committed to helping those who were struggling and showed us that there’s nothing we can’t make it through when we come together. While the problems our neighbors face are both old and new, the pandemic has only amplified them – which is why community support for United Way is needed now more than ever.”
United Way currently supports 38 health and human services programs at 23 vetted partner agencies in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Through this support, more than 149,000 Lowcountry residents were assisted when they needed it the most. Many of those who received assistance during the past year had never needed or requested help before.
UWLC’s annual fundraising campaign makes it possible for United Way to continue supporting local nonprofit agencies and community members. Just as funds are raised locally, United Way funds stay local; supporting services focused on basic needs, education, economic mobility and health.
The opportunity to participate in this year’s campaign will continue through the end of the year. For more information about United Way of the Lowcountry, its mission and to make a campaign donation, visit www.uwlowcountry.org.
If you are interested in holding a workplace campaign or asking your neighbors to support UWLC, contact Wendy Jones at 843.379.3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About United Way of the Lowcountry
Since the 1950s, United Way of the Lowcountry has been working to create a better life for the residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties. Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in education, economic mobility and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the Lowcountry who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Each year, United Way raises funds through our annual campaign, special events and grants. Just as funds are raised locally, United Way funds stay local. Learn how you can be a part of United Way at www.uwlowcountry.org.