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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Did you know United Way was co-founded by a woman in 1887? In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi got together... It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place.   Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put...
Friday, February 17, 2017
The United Way of York County has officially opened the Collective Impact Grant Application for this funding cycle. We are excited to announce that we have a total of 27 agencies seeking funding that serve the community of York County in the areas of education, health, financial stability, and/or basic needs. As a standing supporter of UWYC and the vision we hold, we would love to have your support and participation in this process. If you feel...
Monday, February 13, 2017
South Carolina 2-1-1 is a full service contact center that connects individuals with health and human service resources FREE and confidentially. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing the three-digit number, 2-1-1, from a landline or mobile phone (1-866-892-9211). SC 2-1-1 has information on over 15,000 resources and services nationwide. This service can be used by anyone because 2-1-1 is for everyone! In 2007,...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Weather in South Carolina can be unpredictable.  Temperatures can swing from 30 degrees to 75 degrees in the same day.  For some residents of York County, those frigid numbers can put someone down, especially if they do not have a warm coat to wrap up in.  Thanks to Comporium's Winter Warm-Up 3rd annual coat drive, those residents can get the coats they need.  This year's drive brought in 760 coats! Thank you to our community partners that made...
Friday, February 3, 2017
For many people, preparing a meal can be a daunting task at the end of the workday.  If you are a little tired of it, and want a break, you can go to Firehouse Subs on Dave Lyle Boulevard, each Thursday night (5:00-9:00pm) during the month of February, and enjoy one of their many amazing subs or salads.  Doing this will also help out our local United Way of York County.  No flier is necessary for the donation to be made. Firehouse Subs often...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
My name is Maurice Davis and I am the Integrated Marketing Communications intern at United Way of York County. After conducting research I chose to intern at United Way because of its consistent help within communities. The active actions of United Way offering opportunities to improve qualities of life to better the community are amazing. Growing up in a rural area, I would always say that once I got the opportunity to reach out to communities...

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