Sue Schneider receives United Way of the Piedmont’s Morgan Award

Spartanburg, S.C. (February 20, 2017) – United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) is excited to announce that Sue Schneider is the 2017 recipient of The Morgan Award. The Morgan Award is given annually to United Way of the Piedmont leadership donors who exemplify caring for our community. Schneider has selflessly shared her knowledge, time, [...]

Elementary schools focus on student mental health needs

Article from Spartanburg Herald Journal By Zach Fox. Feb. 19, 2017 - When Jennifer gets a call from her son's school, she immediately feels anxious. Jennifer is the mother of a fifth-grade student at a Spartanburg County public school. The boy was exposed to cocaine in utero by his birth mother, and Jennifer adopted him [...]

Local Representative, Rita Allison, wins Common Good Award

http://www.uwpiedmont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/common-good-rita-allison-small.jpg South Carolina House Representative, Rita Allison received the 2017 South Carolina Common Good Award for Education. Each year, South Carolina United Ways come together to recognize individuals who work to uplift and empower communities in the three areas of education, financial stability, and health. The recipients in each category advance the common good [...]

First ever Spartanburg Housing & Real Estate Summit brings community leaders together to discuss housing, economic development, and more

On Tuesday January 31st, United Way of the Piedmont’s Financial Stability Task Force hosted the first Spartanburg Housing and Real Estate Summit at The Hangar in downtown Spartanburg. The Summit focused on discussing where the Spartanburg community currently stands on housing and housing resources and what is to come as the city continues to [...]

Spartanburg Unity Week Celebration to promote diversity

The city of Spartanburg is gearing up for the 30th annual Unity Week Celebration in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Week will feature free events from Jan. 9-16, including a community walk, day of service and evening unity celebration. The festivities are a centerpiece of the city’s “Be One” [...]

Local restaurant focuses on giving back to the community

Downtown Spartanburg restaurant, The Crepe Factory, made a donation in the amount of $10,000 to United Way of the Piedmont in support of its Imagination Library Program. Co-owners Elaine Hoffmann and Denise Mehl, attribute the donation to the generosity of their staff and customers. Each month throughout the year, The Crepe Factory staff select a [...]