Financial Stability Navigator sought

By: Special to the Union Times   The original post can be read here. UNION — United Way of the Piedmont is excited to announce the expansion of their financial stability work into Union County through the implementation of a Financial Stability Navigator. Financial Stability Navigators are Americorps members who serve a year-long term through [...]


Spartanburg Young Professionals, Young Leaders seek new recipient for annual charity gala

By Staff Reports Posted Jul 12, 2018 at 6:07 PM Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 6:07 PM Read the original post here. Spartanburg Young Professionals and the United Way of Piedmont Young Leaders recently announced that they are looking for a new beneficiary for their annual 1831 Gala Charitable Campaign. The benefiting organization would receive all funds raised during the event for three years. The [...]


Milliken donates $330K to United Way campaign

By Bob Montgomery Staff Writer Posted Jul 9, 2018 at 4:59 PM Updated Jul 9, 2018 at 5:31 PM Read the original post here. Milliken & Company has donated $330,000 to the United Way of the Piedmont as part of the Spartanburg-based company’s “Milliken Gives” campaign, topping last year’s $325,000 donation. “Milliken Gives unifies the spirit of giving within Milliken by fostering a legacy [...]


Stuff the Bus 2018

Join the fight for Education by donating school supplies to those that need it most. United Way works with all seven Spartanburg County School Districts to deliver school supplies to students who often do not have the tools they need. Start a collection today with your office team, friends, family, or neighbors! [...]


Group provides feminine hygiene products to needy girls, women

By Alexandra Rice / For the Herald-Journal Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 2:52 PM Updated Jun 14, 2018 at 2:52 PM Read the original post here. When it comes to providing for those in need, food and clothes usually top the list. But few ever think about feminine hygiene products for girls and women. It is one of those subjects that many probably would [...]


Child advocates hopeful new SC department will improve lives

By Conor Hughes Posted Jun 1, 2018 at 6:13 PM Read the original post here. For the first 13 years of her life, Naomi Torfin was invisible. That’s how she felt, growing up in and out of the foster care system in Minnesota. As a child, she said she repeatedly experienced abuse and neglect, and she watched as [...]


Food Truck Rodeo returns to Drayton Mills on Friday

By Alexandra Rice / For the Herald-Journal Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:02 PM Updated Jun 3, 2018 at 6:35 PM Read the original post here. The United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders’ Food Truck Rodeo returns for a second year Friday at Drayton Mills Marketplace. Live music from the Southern rock Justin McCorkle Band and all kinds of food will fill the [...]


Court program helps turn troubled vets’ lives around

By Bob Montgomery Staff Writer Posted May 19, 2018 at 3:54 PM Updated May 19, 2018 at 7:08 PM Read the original post here Marine veteran Jason Moore has seen what war can do to a young soldier, and he’s committed to helping those in trouble with the law turn their lives around. “You’re taking a guy with a hiccup and giving him a [...]


Financial Stability – The Big Picture

Tchenavia is an Americorps Financial Stability Navigator who helps client meet their goals through case management and connection to resources. United Way of the Piedmont fights for the Financial Stability of every member of our community. But what does financial stability really mean? United Way decided to start with self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is [...]


Group focuses on child abuse prevention, sexual assault awareness

By Alyssa Mulliger Staff Writer Posted Apr 9, 2018 at 4:54 PM Updated Apr 9, 2018 at 5:52 PM Read the original post here Several Spartanburg County service providers and nonprofit organizations know the importance of working together to create a healthier community, especially for the community’s youngest generation. On Monday, a group of agencies and entities that comprise the Spartanburg Partners in Prevention [...]