This year, UWHC’s goal is to raise $950,000 to improve access to health, education, and financial stability for every person in Horry County. Thus far, our community has pledged $736,703.90. That is 77.5% of our total goal! There are officially 2 months left to our campaign! Help us increase our percentage and donate today!
Publix Appreciation Week
Publix Supermarket Charities has been partnering with local United Ways for 41 years. Associates from the 4 stores in Horry County made up 19% of all donations this past year. Last year, Publix Associates pledged $215,353.20 towards UWHC’s mission of improving access to health, education, and financial stability.
This week, March 1st – March 5th, is Publix Appreciation Week. UWHC will be showing appreciation on social media and by leaving gifts and signs at the stores. This year, we will be celebrating distantly, but our appreciation is greater than ever! Thank you Publix Associates, you make the difference!
UWHC presented Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Athletics with the 2020 Hidden Hero Award. The Hidden Hero Award is given out annually to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to help United Way of Horry County. The Hidden Hero recipient is often not recognized by the public for the work that they complete, but they are dedicated to our mission and diligently work to give back to Horry County.
Community Needs Survey
Click the image below to complete the following Community Needs Survey. UWHC is leading a Community Needs Assessment Survey so we, and other agencies, can better address the ever changing issues in our area. Your response will help UWHC and others form impactful decisions and fund programs that will create lasting change here in our community. Learn more about our Community Impact Transition.
SB365 is an exclusive network of small businesses who support United Way of Horry County. These businesses are making a daily impact on the health, education, and financial stability in Horry County. This new Affinity Group makes giving back easier, rewarding, and affordable. Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining our local economy. By giving back, small businesses also have the power to enable long lasting change.
We would like to introduce the following businesses and thank them for joining SB365:
- Barb Dwulet, Buyers Agent with Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts
- Bellamy Law Firm
- The Brandon Agency
- Creative Consultants Group
- Dr. H. Eugene Butler, III
- Goldfinch Funeral Home
- Honeycutt Group, CPA
- Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
- Nelson Mullins
- Peoples Underwriters
- Pier at Garden City
- Strand Capital Group
Caring for Kindergarteners
|Last month, UWHC held the 18th annual Caring for Kindergarteners event with Coastal Carolina University. This year, student-athletes were recorded reading “You Get What You Get” by Julie Gassman. These videos were available via Google Drive for all Kindergarten teachers in the county. UWHC would like to thank A&I Fire and Water Restoration for sponsoring this year’s event! Learn more and watch the videos!|
Our 2020 Annual Report is now complete and available to the public.
This report details the past year’s events, leadership, COVID-19 relief, and more! If you would like a physical copy of our 2020 Annual Report, contact Jentry Ward, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, by email email@example.com.
In the past, United Way of Horry County has collected items for our May Day Bag Program. Due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations, we ask that you consider donating $26 to fill one May Day bag for a local homebound senior.
1,000 bags are purchased and filled by United Way of Horry County. Then, these bags are distributed by Mobile Meals of the Grand Strand and Horry County Council on Aging.
You can now donate to make an impact on a local homebound senior. Funds raised support this event and the ongoing mission of impacting lives in Horry County.