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To improve lives by bringing citizens and resources together to identify and respond to human service needs in Lancaster County.


Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are people. Connected, interdependent, united. And when we reach out a hand to one, WE INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL. 


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United Way News
Board Nominations

United Way of Lancaster County is now accepting nominations for new board members.  If you would like to nominate someone to serve on our board, please contact our office.   Click here for a board member job description.

Volunteers Needed for Community Impact Panels

We are seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on the Community Impact Panel.  Panel members will work as a team to develop investment recommendations for 2016-2017. The total time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours from March through April.  Complete the CIP Volunteer Application and return to our office at P.O. Box 56 Lancaster, SC 29721, fax to 803-285-2844 or email by February 26.

UW Coat Drive

As the winter season approaches, so does the need for warm clothes. The need has never been greater and it has never been easier to make a difference in your community. This year’s campaign will run from October 1 through October 19, here is your opportunity to make sure that no one in the community is without a warm coat this winter.

Last year, the local community donated over 600 new and gently used coats and other winter apparel for the drive. United Way of Lancaster County is collecting new and gently used clean coats, scarves, gloves and other winter apparel for all ages and sizes to distribute to families in need.  All donated coats will be given to The Closet, a local clothing bank to distribute to adults and children Free of Charge on November 7th.  The United Way is honored to once again collaborate with The Closet, in the years past the generous spirit of the local community has made United Way and The Closet strive for higher goals in an effort to help more people in the community during the winter season.

United Way of Lancaster County invites you to bring in your new or used gently used coats and other winter apparel to the following locations: 

*United Way of Lancaster County – 109 S. Wylie Street

*Indian Land Middle School – 8361 Charlotte Hwy

*Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office – 1520 Pageland Hwy

*University of South Carolina Lancaster (STARR HALL – RM # 106) – 476 Hubbard Dr.

*Kershaw Branch Library – 3855 Fork Hill Rd.

*Edward Jones Financial Advisor – 8449 Charlotte Hwy

Donations will be accepted from October 1 – October 19.  All donated item will be distributed to local people in need.




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Local Leaders 2015


This month we visited five businesses who are setting examples for their employees and showing how to support and be a Local Leader in our community.

Thank you, Publix, P&G Duracell, Resolute Forst Products, URS & Duke Energy!