United Way of Pickens County: Your Local Resource

    United Way of Pickens County’s mission is to mobilize the caring power of Pickens County to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.

    We partner with people and organizations from all across the community to fight for the education, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in Pickens County, because we believe that these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. 

    Employee Support

    If you have employees needing assistance, we’re here to help!

    Through United Way, residents in Pickens County have access to resources like 2-1-1, the Tough Times Toolkit, financial coaching, and more. 2-1-1 is a hotline that connects individuals to an operator who can provide free and confidential information on local resources for food, housing, employment, health care counseling, and more. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-866-892-9211).

    The Tough Times Toolkit is also a great resource for individuals seeking assistance. It can be downloaded here and contains information on community resources, such as food pantries, legal services, utility assistance, education services, and transportation.

    Last, United Way of Pickens County offers free financial coaching. Coaching topics include budgeting and saving, credit reports, goal setting, understanding banks and credit unions, reducing debt, and more. If you know someone who may be interested in our financial coaching programs, please click here to complete an interest form or contact Teresa Nash at tnash@uwpickens.org or 864-850-7094 x106. For additional information about these resources and other resources that are available through United Way of Pickens County, click here.

    United Way of Pickens County: Your Local Resource

    Get Involved 

    Is your company looking for ways to get involved in the community, engage your employees, and achieve your philanthropic or corporate social responsibility goals?  Workplace campaigns and corporate sponsorships are a great way to do that! Running a United Way employee giving campaign within your place of business creates terrific opportunities, not only for our community but for your employees, as well. It gives your organization a common purpose, builds morale, promotes teamwork, and demonstrates your commitment to improving lives. To learn more about workplace campaigns or to discuss our customizable corporate sponsorship packages, contact Lyndy Schonhar at lschonhar@uwpickens.org or 864-850-7094 x100.

    If you’d like to find out more information about United Way and our initiatives and opportunities, or if you’d like to give, go to www.uwpickens.org or contact Lyndy Schonhar.