Columbia, S.C. (December 10, 2018) – Colonial Life and its employees, valued long-time supporters of United Way of the Midlands, completed their 2018 United Way campaign raising more than $388,000.
“Because of their strong commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for our children as well as their focus on health and wellness, Colonial Life is an outstanding corporate citizen and a wonderful community partner,” said United Way President & CEO Sara Fawcett. “We are grateful for their employees’ investment of time and treasure in our mission to improve the quality of life for everyone in the Midlands.”
Colonial Life’s employee campaign was led by Marie McGehee, director for Corporate Social Responsibility for Colonial Life. Colonial Life’s campaign included a Day of Service to help individuals and families in the community who are in need of personal hygiene items or are experiencing food insecurity or homelessness. Employees also volunteered and donated goods to local agencies through United Way’s Community Impact Partners Senior Resources and Transitions Homeless Center.
“Our Columbia campus employees brought great enthusiasm, creativity and support to this campaign, enabling us to do so much good for local organizations,” McGehee said. “Thanks so much to every employee who participated.”
Thanks to local partners like Colonial Life, United Way is leading the charge in improving quality of life in the Midlands by working to prevent homelessness, to provide affordable eye and dental care, and to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school on time.
To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit www.uway.org.
About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 90,000 businesses and organizations, and 3.8 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit www.coloniallife.com or connect with the company at www.facebook.com/coloniallifebenefits, www.twitter.com/coloniallife and www.linkedin.com/company/colonial-life. Colonial Life is a registered trademark and marketing brand of Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.
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