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It’s Never Too Late to Donate

Every year, the United Way of Florence County (UWFC) holds a campaign to fundraise for the UWFC partnering agencies in the Florence County area. This campaign not only provides these agencies with funds for their programs, but it also allows them to focus more of their time, money, and efforts on improving lives in the community instead of worrying about raising donations. We would like to deeply thank every company, employee, and individual who donated or volunteered their time in support of our 2015-2016 “You’re in the Driver’s Seat” campaign. Without your support, many individuals in the Florence County community would go without life-changing and life-saving services provided by our partnering agencies.

Although we are extremely thankful for the over $1.16 million in donations that companies and donors have helped us raise so far, we are still short of our goal of $1.2 million by just under $28,000. For every dollar we are short of our goal, that is a dollar that we cannot send to our agencies to help fund their programs. Many of our agencies have waiting lists of individuals who are in need of services, but simply do not have enough funds to provide help to all those in need in Florence County. These individuals could be your co-worker, your neighbor, or even someone in your family. So while $28,000 short of $1.2 million may not seem like a lot, it could be the difference between one more child who has been a victim of abuse receiving help or one more homebound senior citizen receiving a hot meal.

This year, the money raised through the campaign will go to support the seventeen agencies listed below:

  • American Red Cross-Eastern SC Chapter
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area
  • The Care House of the Pee Dee
  • The Chrysalis Center of Circle Park
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Florence Area Literacy Council
  • Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Florence Family YMCA
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
  • Lighthouse Ministries
  • Mercy Medicine FREE Clinic
  • Pee Dee Area Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Pee Dee Area Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault
  • Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Senior Citizens Association in Florence County

We have carefully selected these seventeen agencies to support through our campaign because we believe they provide a necessary service to the Florence County area and its residents. Some of these services include:

  • One-on-one tutoring to help adults learn how to read
  • Medical and dental services for uninsured individuals
  • Therapy sessions for children with speech and language disorders
  • Emergency safe shelters for battered women
  • Shelter, utilities, and medication provisions for families in need
  • Respite care for individuals with lifelong disabilities

To donate to the UWFC, you can mail in or drop off your donations at 1621 W. Palmetto Street in Florence. We also accept donations online at our website at www.uwflorence.org or by phone at 843-662-2407. Currently, we are running a campaign with both Piggly Wiggly locations in Florence where you can round up your grocery bill to the nearest dollar and donate that extra change to the UWFC. The last day to donate to this campaign will be June 30, 2016. Whether you can donate a lot or only a little, we encourage everyone in the community to do what they can to support the UWFC and our mission. By donating to the UWFC, you are not just supporting one agency or one program; you are able to support seventeen agencies and the countless individuals they serve.

 

How You Can Donate to United Way

Listed below are all the available options you can use to donate to the United Way of Florence County. We deeply appreciate any amount that you can give.

  • By Mail or In Office: 1621 West Palmetto Street Florence, SC 29501
  • By Phone: 843-662-2407
  • Online: Click here
  • Piggly Wiggly Round-Up (1945 W. Palmetto Street and 221 Cherokee Road)
  • “Magnolia” Paint Night at Addie’s Baby Paint & Wine Studio

For any questions or concerns, go to our contact page here.

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