In 1942, our community came together to raise nearly $25,000 to support four local agencies including United Way of York County. We continue to partner with two of those original agencies, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. United Way of York County, SC was established in 2005 as a result of the merger of United Way of Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay and Western York County United Way.
For over 70 years, United Way of York County has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of your friends and neighbors. As the community has grown and changed, so have we. We not only raise funds for local programs, but we work with community partners to find long-term, strategic solutions to problems that send ripple effects across our region.
For a York County family, good health, a strong education and a steady job paying a living wage can be the difference between financial stability and instability. These three components -- education, financial stability and health -- are interlaced and mutually dependent. Our families are strong and our communities are vibrant when these components are cohesively working together. Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life:
That’s why each year the United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
Diversity and Inculsion