Community Impact

What is Community Impact?

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Improving the lives of all people affected by the community's issues.

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Working in a multi-faceted role with whatever partners can help us change community conditions.

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Going above and beyond to create long-term, ongoing relationships with diverse community investors.

The measure of a community is how well it treats those with the least. By donating to the United Way of Florence County’s Community Impact Fund, you are able to help more people than a gift to a single non-profit can. The United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on the needs in the education, health, financial stability, special needs, youth, and emergency services sectors. These are the building blocks for a good life - a complete education, access to basic human needs, personal and professional growth, a positive childhood, a moment to breathe a sigh of relief.

A group of dedicated local volunteers known as the Community Investment Committee looks for gaps and duplications in local services to ensure the Community Impact Fund dollars go to not only the needs that everyone is aware of, but also to those needs that are less obvious, but no less important. Donations are also monitored to ensure that the funded programs are effective, meet current community needs, and are financially stable and sustainable. For the 2018-2019 campaign, each sector received the following allocations:

Support By Sector Chart

Through these allocations, we were able to provide

  • 2,494 individuals with life-changing medical, dental, hearing, or therapy services
  • 5,401 youths with programs that develop character and leaderships skills
  • 89,027 meals to senior citizens to prevent the threat of hunger
  • 2,418 individuals with either a meal and/or a night’s stay in a shelter
  • 7,444 individuals with financial assistance to prevent eviction or keep utilities connected

Read more about how your donations for the 2018-2019 campaign were allocated: 882,086 Reasons To Say Thank You

For more information about Community Impact or joining the Community Investment Committee, please contact Rachel Baggett at rbaggett@uwflorence.org or 843-662-2407.

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