Category Archives: Nonprofit

Small Business Alliance hosts Caffeinated Conversations: Making the Most of Your Advertising Dollars Hear from a panel of local industry experts

Columbia, S.C. (March 21, 2019) – Join United Way’s Small Business Alliance on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:45 a.m. for Caffeinated Conversations with a panel of local experts in the marketing and advertising industry. The panel includes Hal Stevenson of Grace Outdoor, Stan Wetherell of Sign It Quick, Chase Heatherly of Free Times, and Merritt…
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Vietnam War ‘tunnel rat’ to tell his story in free museum lecture March 29

[caption id="attachment_20885" align="alignleft" width="295"] C.W. Bowman during the Vietnam War[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – They were called “tunnel rats.” Their job was to crawl, alone with a flashlight and pistol, into the tight, claustrophobic tunnels that the Vietcong dug to hide in – and kill the enemy. The job was voluntary. But once a soldier volunteered…
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United Way’s Young Leaders Society calls community to Be a Book Bunny and fill literary totes for students

[caption id="attachment_20859" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Leapheart Elementary students receive Book Bunny literary totes[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 18, 2019) – The United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society is calling for the community to gear up for the second year of Be a Book Bunny, a literary program sponsored by Gregory Electric Company, Inc. that promotes…
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RMHC Spring Fling

Spring Fling (COLUMBIA, SC) March 18, 2019 – On March 29, 2019 organizations around the Columbia area will come together at Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) Spring Fling to aid in a community wide repair and upkeep effort. Around one hundred community partners and volunteers will bring their time and talents to donate thousands of…
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Curator of Education Joe Long receives Spirit of 1812 Award

[caption id="attachment_20864" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joe Long, curator of education at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – The state council of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 has presented its Spirit of 1812 Award to Joe Long, curator of education at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and…
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Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter Expands Services to Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Columbia, S.C. – Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter recently expanded their services to include Pregnant and Parenting Teens programs in which youth ages 12-21 with their infant(s) and children receive individualized care and ongoing case management. While in care, youth receive the same wraparound services (comprehensive medical and mental healthcare, independent living skills, educational and career-readiness…
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April 11: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

10th Annual Walk April 11, 2019, marks the tenth anniversary of Walk A Mile in Columbia. Over the past nine years, thousands of South Carolinians, including survivors, have walked with STSM and shown their support of ending sexual violence in our state. In 2018, nearly 1,500 community members joined STSM to bring awareness to sexual…
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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Publix take home top honors at United Way of the Midlands’ Live United Awards

[caption id="attachment_20787" align="alignnone" width="1120"] Kim Wellman and Scott Graves of BlueCross BlueShield accept top award from Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President & CEO & Board Chair Andy Folsom[/caption] Columbia, S.C. (March 13, 2019) – United Way of the Midlands recognized hundreds of organizations and individuals for their generosity at its annual Live…
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Ronald McDonald House Spring Fling

Spring Fling (COLUMBIA, SC) March 14, 2019 – On March 22, 2019 organizations around the Columbia area will come together at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Columbia, SC Spring Fling to aid in a community wide repair and upkeep effort. Around one hundred community partners and volunteers will bring their time and talents to donate…
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