York County is our home. The story of home promises a place for everyone- a place that offers security, safety, inclusion and prosperity. Yet too many in our community- our neighbors our friends, our family members- aren't able to get ahead.
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That's why United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
- Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Financial Stability - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
- Health - Improving People's Health
We have all heard the Chinese proverb "Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and feed him for life." United Way of York County, SC believes we must feed the hungry person and teach him/her to fish, but that an even bigger goal is to create a strong community which allows people to mature from childhood into "fishermen" right from the start.
United Way's 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.