What We Do

Every once in a while there is an idea so original, so powerful and so compelling that it changes the world. At United Way, we believe that there is an idea like that. A vision of communities coming together to solve local community problems. Where the notion of advancing the common good prevails. Where people put aside their differences and move as one. We call it LIVING UNITED.

United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) works to maximize the capacity and effectiveness of local United Ways and provide leadership on issues that impact the quality of life of South Carolina residents in the areas of Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential, Income - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence, and Health - Improving People's Health. Through a network of collective partnerships, UWASC is committed in its efforts to:

  • Provide support and enhance capacity of local United Ways;

  • Coordinate and champion action on significant public policy issues; and

  • Improve effectiveness and coordination of health and human services in South Carolina.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.