Community Champion Week
Community Champion Week happens in early summer across Horry County. Staff and board members drop by and surprise each business and one resident who has been giving for 3 consecutive years and has made the largest percent pledge increase in their sector.
Sectors are categories that businesses are classified under. We have 9 sectors that we recognize for Community Champion Week: Industries, Public Service, Inland Business, Myrtle Beach Business, North Strand Business, South Strand Business, Professionals, Residential, and New Business This year was the first year that we introduced the New Business category. This winner pledged the highest amount amongst all of the new business donors.
Congratulations to our 2020 – 2021 Community Champion Winners!
- Industries: Santee Cooper
- Public Service: St. James Elementary
- Inland Business: Hucks and Washington Furniture
- Myrtle Beach Business: C.L. Benton & Sons
- North Strand Business: Elliott Beach Rentals
- South Strand Business: Rotary Club of Murrells Inlet
- Professionals: Michael J. Barnett
- Residential: Dick & Brenda Rosen
- New Business: Anderson Brothers Bank
Camp United began on June 24th and will last until July 22nd. This summer learning program is dedicated to improving math, reading, and life skills in 60 rising first and second grade Loris Elementary School students. We can’t wait to see what an impact this program will make!
Thank you to all of the businesses that participated in our inaugural Day of Action Dine United event on Monday, June 21st. We had such a great turnout and are excited to begin planning for next year. Thank you to all of you that supported our local businesses! Eat local and support local.
Campaign Kickoff – Save the Date!
Join us on Wednesday, August 4th for our Campaign Kickoff! Campaign Coordinators, Agency Staff, and Board of Directors are welcome. More details coming soon!
A Campaign Pacesetter is exactly what it sounds like! A business or organization that completes their workplace giving campaign before the official start of the United Way of Horry County campaign! These businesses and organizations
set the pace for the new campaign. These Pacesetters are recognized throughout the campaign year and receive exclusive benefits. If your business or organization is interested in being a Pacesetter, contact Michelle Bessett by phone 843-347-5195 or by email Michelle@UnitedWayHorry.org
HGTC Open House
Come out to the Horry Georgetown Technical College All-College Open House on Thursday, July 8th from 4pm – 7pm at their Conway Campus, 2050 US-501, Cafe 1100, Conway, SC. Stop by our table to learn about 211 and other resources we offer. There will be dozens of other local organizations attending as well. We will also be at the Horry Georgetown Technical College Resource Fair on Thursday, July 29th from 11am – 4pm. The resource fair is at the Myrtle Beach Campus, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC. We can’t wait to see you!
Volunteer at Day of Caring!
AmazonSmile: You Shop, Amazon Gives
Make an impact just by shopping!
Want to make an impact while you shop in the Amazon app? At no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile orders to United Way of Horry County!
This is how it works:
- Open the Amazon app on your phone
- Select the Main Menu and press “AmazonSmile” within “Programs and Features”
- Select “United Way of Horry County” as your designated charity.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app.
So far, Amazon has donated over $293 million to qualifying charities all over the world. It is that simple! you can make an impact in Horry County just by shopping on the Amazon app!