United Way of Central Oklahoma has set up a May Tornado Relief Fund to meet tornado victims immediate and long-term needs. Donations can be made online at www.unitedwayokc.org by phone at 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or 405-236-8441 and by mail at United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornado Relief.
Now recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA CODES 2013-2014 Positions!
Want to apply to become an AmeriCorps member? Visit our recruitment pages for position descriptions and stipend/benefits information: AmeriCorps VISTA: CODES
We are trying to recruit 15 volunteer mentors to become a Big Brother Big Sister mentor for 15 Pickens County children who are currently on a waiting list. Learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child by visiting Get Connected.
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Now recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA CODES
2013-2014 positions! Join the Movement!
Want to apply to become an AmeriCorps member?
Visit our recruitment pages for position descriptions and stipend/benefits information: AmeriCorps VISTA: CODES
Free & Healthy Summer Meals Program For Kids Age 2-18yrs
Free Breakfast & Lunch are served Mon through Fri, June 13-Aug 9
Breakfast is 7-8am Lunch is 11am-1pm
Meals will be served at the following schools
-West End Elementary School 314 Pelzer Highway in Easley
-Pickens Elementary School 537 Hampton Ave in Pickens
To sign-up your child fill out the Application
Final Numbers for VITA: Our VITA Tax Volunteers completed 1105 tax returns, 24 returns with MyFreeTaxes, with a Total Refund of $1,208,251.00 and Total Earned Income Credit of $381,379.00
We broke our record! This was the first time we have done more than 1,000 returns with VITA in Pickens County! Great job Pickens VITA Team!
Bowers Signature Services has partnered with United Way of Pickens County and The Dream Center of Pickens County to provide transportation for employment.
For $50 per week, you can be sure you have reliable transportation to and from your place of employment or school. Services will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will provide round-trip transportation up to 6 times per week. Pick-up and drop-off will occur within a 30 minute window of desired time.
Transportation services can be used for educational purposes with routes to Tri-County Technical College's Easley Campus and Adult Education in both Easley and Pickens.
Did you there are multiple SC Works WorkLink Access Point Sites for Job Seekers in Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee? If you are a job seeker and need to use a computer, stop by one of the locations below today!
Sites in Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee:
Adult Education 1 & 2, Oconee, Pickens
Anderson County Adult Education – Districts 3, 4 and 5
Anderson County Public Library System
Goodwill of Anderson
Pickens and Oconee County Library System
United Way of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens
For more information about Access Point Sites visit http://www.worklinkweb.com/job-seekers/access-points.php
South Carolina has worked in conjunction with its partners to develop a comprehensive, statewide strategy whose purpose is to help families stay in their homes or otherwise avoid preventable foreclosure.
The South Carolina Homeownership and Employment Lending Program (SC HELP) was designed based on the experience that every homeowner’s situation is unique and that homeowners have complex needs. We’ve designed five program options to help eligible homeowners who are at risk of mortgage loan default or foreclosure. This website is the fastest way for families to submit an application for assistance.
For more information visit https://www.scmortgagehelp.net/
Our Gratitude Report
Click below to read about United Way of Pickens' programs, donors, financial reports, gratitude stories, and a glimpse of life here in Pickens Community.
IDA The IDA Program is a matched-savings program that helps individuals establish a pattern of regular saving and purchase a future asset such as their first home,college education, or small business. All savings will be matched at a 3:1 rate so every dollar a participant puts in their IDA savings account is matched by another three dollars. IDA Participants save $1000 and are matched with $3000 to put towards their asset goals. Clients must participate in financial literacy and asset training classes to gain knowledge and skills in order to be financially successful.
Interested participants must come in person to sign-up. Contact Virginia Blowers at 864-850-7094 ex.133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Money Smart Classes
Money Smart is a financial education program from the FDIC. It is designed to teach individuals money skills such as banking, saving, building credit, using loans,buying a home, and instilling confidence in their ability to manage money.
Sign up today for Money Smart Classes with Pickens United Way!
Contact Virginia Blowers at 864-850-7094 ex.133 or email email@example.com
Americorps Positions Available
Join thousands of volunteers across the country and work to improve your community.
Click here for more information (Open in WORD).
Visit, our AmeriCorps Partner, United Way of Greenville's website for details