What is worth fighting for?
Black River United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. To live better, we must Live United.

Who are we fighting for?

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Education

Over 70% of our 180 children met their personal reading goals this year. Take Samantha. As a kindergartner she was at a level A. Two years later Samantha is mentoring and reading for Kindergartners and showing them how fun reading can be. Win! Score! We are Growing Great Readers! Stay tuned for more statistics and to get to know Samantha better.
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Affordable Housing

Flood recovery uncovered the deplorable levels of safe, secure and sanitary housing in our communities for low income families. We met Patricia whose home was flooded in 2015 then damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew. United Way dollars have helped Patricia and 62 other families begin the recovery of their lives by providing new roof, mold mediation, and septic system cleanup. As a leader with the Winyah Bay Long Term Recovery group United Way is enabling families like Dean and Cynthia and Wallace and 317 other families move past the disaster and get on with their lives. Stay connected to see how you can get involved with helping your neighbors live in safe, secure and sanitary homes.

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Workforce Development

Sandra had a job, but then health problems and the death of her husband forced her to miss too much work. She needed support, and guidance and a chance to figure out how to play with the cards life had dealt her. Georgetown Jobs Connection, a partnership with Black River United Way, Helping Hands, A Father's Place, Palmetto Goodwill and SCWorks gave Sandra a new start. United Way is improving our community's capacity to care for one another. And we can't do it without your support.

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Community Connections

Whether we are helping Jan with her taxes, or Gary with expanding his resume, maybe we are managing federal dollars so that Simone can get her light billed paid or providing access to 16,000 Human Service Support Resources through 2-1-1 the Black River United Way is always working towards improving our community's capacity to care for one another.

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Recent News

This annual certification is required for every member United Way. If you don’t meet their requirements, you can’t conduct business as a United Way. There are nine core certification requirements. We are proud of our big “thumbs up.” It is a lot of work, but it is critical that our community is confident in their investments in the Black River United Way.

Save the Date! November 9, 2017

150 Volunteers will be needed to read to our K-2 grade classes from 10-10:30. Interested? Email vista@blackriveruw.org to get started!

Something to remember about donating to United Way...We don't control the economy. We don't control health care premiums. We don't control morale at work. We don't control how much you make or how much you give. We can promise that we work incredibly hard to stretch every dollar, every day, to make our community a better place for every person. The money we raise belongs to the community, not to United Way. We can only raise what you are willing to give.

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Black River United Way
515 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-6317