The United Way supports many endeavors in the county, and tries to assist those programs that help citizens with many special needs.
The local United Way contributes money to MEG’s Shelter for Abused Women, Cumbee Center for Abused Persons, Edgefield County Churches Helping Others (ECCHO) and Helping Hands. In addition, contributions also support Women in Unity, Edgefield County First Steps and the Johnston Food Bank.
Also, the local United Way also helps fund the Girl Scouts of South Carolina and the Georgia-Carolina Boy Scout Council.
All programs serve Edgefield County citizens.
The Edgefield County United Way is operated by a Board of volunteers and has almost no administrative cost, so money donated by citizens can go directly to programs supported. This year’s goal is $80,000.
To contribute to the United Way, please mail your donation to P.O. Box 72, Edgefield, SC, 29824. The deadline is December 1 for this year’s fund-raising drive. For more information, contact Campaign Chairman Dean Campbell, 275-3635.