Highland Neighborhood transformation plan moves forward

By Nickelle Smith Staff Writer Originally published by WSPA 7 News.  See original story here.  SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - Plans are underway to transform the Highland Neighborhood in Spartanburg. “I moved to Highland when I was 10,” United Way of the Piedmont Highland Outreach Advocate Wilma Moore said. “My mom still lives in our family home up on [...]


Spartanburg leaders reflect on Texas visit

By Nickelle Smith Staff Writer Originally published by WSPA 7 News.  See original story here.  SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - Spartanburg leaders are sharing what they learned from a visit to Texas. More than 30 people including council members made the trek to Fort Worth last week. City and county leaders say was one of the big takeaways [...]


Broad River Electric Donates $34k to Local Charities

Read the original News post here. Broad River Electric Charities has distributed $34,000 from its Operation Round Up fund to 25 local charities. The recipients include organizations in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties that support children and youth, families in crisis, law enforcement, education, the homeless, addiction recovery, cancer patients, and many others. Organizations based in [...]


Spartanburg faith leaders discuss homelessness

By Conor Hughes Staff Writer Read the original GoUpstate post here. Leaders in Spartaburg's faith community met Wednesday morning at Fernwood Baptist Church to learn about the homelessness in the area, the challenges causing the homeless population to grow, and what's being done to address the issue. Leaders in Spartanburg’s faith community met Wednesday morning [...]


Community honors Dr. King through service on MLK Day

United Way of the Piedmont hosts a community-wide day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. Students and community members volunteer at projects across the community to give back and make MLK Day a day ON instead of OFF. This year 487 volunteers served 900 hours at 27 projects, [...]


United Way celebrates National Philanthropy day by honoring supporters

United Way of the Piedmont announced our honorees for this year’s National Philanthropy Day Awards. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is celebrated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and hundreds of nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout North America. This year, NPD was November 15th and on this special day, AFP recognizes the great philanthropic [...]


Overflow Thanksgiving – Delivering meals to local families in need

The numbers are in and Overflow Thanksgiving 2019 was a huge success!!  The community and local businesses helped collect 1,736 bags which will provide approximately 2,000 Thanksgiving meals for families in need. The annual  food supply drive called Overflow Thanksgiving is organized by United Way of the Piedmont, First Baptist Spartanburg, TOTAL Ministries, and Second Harvest. [...]


Eubanks Peer Support Living Room

On October 4th, 2018, United Way of the Piedmont, in partnership with the Department of Mental Health and Spartanburg Regional, celebrated the grand opening of the Eubanks Peer-Support Living Room. The Living Room is named for Judge Ray C. Eubanks Jr. who has been instrumental in the creation of resources, such as the former [...]