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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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Looking for a different kind of volunteer work?  How about volunteering to do taxes for Lancaster area residents this tax season?United Way of Lancaster County is looking for volunteers to spend a little time learning about taxes.  If you’re interested, you’ll be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $54,000 or less with their federal and state individual income tax returns. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, you will learn to prepare simple federal and state tax returns.  In return, you will be asked to donate about 4 hours a week helping at a VITA/TCE site from mid-January through April 15th.  Most VITA/TCE sites use computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file).  If you’re interested in learning to e-file tax returns on a volunteer basis, then VITA/TCE can teach you.  You need not have any accounting experience.  All that’s required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic tax returns or afford to pay a preparer.  VITA/TCE volunteers participate in training session—in class, online, or through self-study—then are tested on what they learned.  Once certified, volunteers are assigned to VITA/TCE sites in neighborhood community centers, libraries, churches, etc. in locations convenient to VITA/TCE customers.

Don’t wait!  For more information or to volunteer, contact Ernesta Pierre or Melanie Outlaw at 803-283-8923

Stuff the Bus 2015


United Way of Lancaster County is kicking off the school year once again by sponsoring “Stuff the Bus,” a school supply drive for Lancaster County students in need. Donations may be dropped off from July 27th to August 8th at the following locations:

* Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land
* LCWSD (Lancaster County Water and Sewer District), 1400 Pageland Hwy., Lancaster
* Kershaw Branch Library – Lancaster County, 3855 Fork Hill Road, Kershaw
* Lancaster County Administration Building, Main Street, Lancaster
* Springs Memorial Hospital (2nd floor, near cafeteria), 800 W. Meeting Street, Lancaster

Drop off Containers will also be available during the United Way of Lancaster County Bed Race on August 8th.

Please choose items for purchase from the school supply lists provided in area stores. A portion of the items will be distributed first to the Lancaster County Outreach Project to benefit abused and neglected children as identified by DSS, and the remainder of items will be given to all Elementary Schools in the Lancaster County School District.

For more information contact United Way of Lancaster County at 283-8923 or

Employment Opporitunity

United Way of Lancaster County is currently seeking a part time Program Coordinator.  Click here for further details!










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Local Leaders 2015


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

Thank you, City of Lancaster, Comporium and Springs Memorial Hospital!