2018 annual report


Your contributions in action in 2017-2018


We love our community.

And we are so proud to serve our neighbors, friends and family in our six-county home here in the Midlands: Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.

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Our Impact by County in 2018

United Way of the Midlands envisions a community where all people in the Midlands – children, youth, adults and seniors – achieve their potential.

How do we do it? By finding new solutions to old problems. By forging lasting partnerships. By mobilizing the right resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our community’s most daunting social crises.



people in richland county


people in Lexington county


people in calhoun, Fairfield, Newberry & orangeburg counties

were served and supported by programs run or funded by United Way of the Midlands in 2017-2018.


Our Programs

United Way of the Midlands not only works hands on with our own programs in the Midlands, but we also welcome partnerships with health and human service agencies that address human needs in our community and meet certain organizational standards. 

Because we believe that our neighbors deserve the best services, we are a certified Charity Navigator Four Star Charity.

Basic needs

We provide an informational and referral line and emergency funds so our community can have immediate needs met.

Ready, Reading & succeeding

We strive to have children ready for school, reading proficiently by third grade and involved in programs and services that maintain and improve their academic success.

reducing homelessness

We serve as the lead agency in the Midlands coordinating and submitting an annual HUD funding application and administering the community’s Homeless Management Information System. We also created the Youth in Transition Initiative to focus on young people who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness.

economic mobility

We work to combat temporary financial crisis and to increase our neighbors’ socioeconomic status. We also have put programs in place to make sure our seniors are living happy, healthy and independent lives.


We believe that everyone, no matter their station in life, deserves access to quality health care. We advocate for policies and practices that enable more people to live healthier lives. We have also created the WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics to serve those who are uninsured or underinsured.



“The community recognizes the significance of our United Way. We want to express our appreciation to everyone. Every single second that you gave to this campaign benefits this community — and for that we’re grateful!”

John Singerling | United Way Campaign Co-Chair | President of Prisma Health



Capacity Building

Capacity Building supports our mission and community impact by providing activities that support strong nonprofit partners and encouraging civic engagement in the community. 

Capacity building activities include training and support in the development and reporting of common outcomes and indicators as well as training and technical assistance in governance and other nonprofit best practices.  In 2017-2018, Community Resources staff and volunteers visited 18 nonprofit partners, reviewed more than 50 programs and prepared 18 community members for board and committee service through Blueprint for Leadership


our website

Visit our website to learn more about us and how we’re impacting lives currently in our 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Volunteer opportunities

Last year, we facilitated 70 volunteer projects in the community. That totals 18,000 hours valued at $434,000.

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Join the fight, and continue to help us make a difference in the Midlands community for generations to come.