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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Board of Directors and President, Rebecca Melton of the United Way of York County, SC, met June 11-12, 2014, to begin a Strategic Planning Retreat.  The sessions were held at SCBT on Ebenezer Road and offered much input, fun and excitement for the United Way's future. The Strategic Plan will aid in the continued advancement of the United Way mission, allowing the United Way to better align services, leverage resources and maximize...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
From eating baby food to playing tennis to studying about bugs and animals, Sullivan Middle School and York Intermediate School students are having a Fantastic Summer.  Don't worry, they're not eating baby food because they are "acting like babies" they are eating baby food as part of a science "taste test".  Oh yeah, and the tennis is to make sure their bodies stay in shape and of course studying bugs and animals just makes them really smart!!...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When we are able to instill in our children a love for learning, we connect with them and give them a gift that lasts a lifetime.  Stimulating the curiosity of children can prove to be challenging at times but once you figure out interests, it can be a fun and exciting journey for everyone.  Sometimes children get so bogged down with math, reading and writing that they equate anything that requires "thought" to be mundane and boring.  This is...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014, United Way of York County, SC, partnered with the National Letter Carriers in York County to collect non-perishable food items from mailboxes throughout York County.  Each carrier brought in collections for distribution among the local food pantries.  United Way coordinated the pick up locations and volunteers to make that happen in addition to providing beverages and snacks for the carriers as they hauled the food items...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Thirty-six local volunteers from around York County gave their time to visit the agencies applying for funding this year.  Their job?  To provide recommended levels of funding for any and all agencies applying for the year. They divided into teams -- experienced volunteers and new volunteers, divided proportionately -- and learned about the mission and goal of each agency.  After the site visit tour, the Teams met with Executive Directors, Board...
Monday, June 2, 2014
On Monday, May 12, 2014, the United Way of York County recognized dozens of local Volunteers and Businesses during a  luncheon at The Brakefield at Riverwalk.  These people are the ones who make it possible to fund local agencies each year. James Jeter, Resource Development Director, stated, "Through our agencies, we were able to support 44,000 individuals last year. Last year, we raised over $1 million."  Many people find that supporting the...

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