Fighting to end the cycle of generational poverty.
Fighting for our neighbors to meet their basic needs.
Fighting for 70% of 3rd graders to read on grade level by 2025.
United Way of Pickens County can help make it is easy for your company to get involved and achieve your philanthropic or corporate social responsibility goals. Businesses are central to United Way of Pickens County’s success, providing key leadership on our board, insight on community issues, thousands of volunteers who take a hands-on role in getting things done, and the financial resources to make progress in the areas of community basic services, education and financial stability.
Camp iRock provides intensive reading instruction in a fun summer camp environment for rising 1st-4th graders who are struggling to read.
Are people going hungry in Pickens County? Based on requests for United Way funding, calls from neighbors in need, and antidotal stories about hungry children, we would conclude, yes, hunger or “food insecurity” is an important issue in Pickens County.
How do we really know?
In July 2018, Clemson University named Dr. Leslie Hossfeld as Dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Her field of expertise? Food insecurity! As a new resident of the upstate, Dr. Hossfeld also wanted to understand the needs of her community.