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Southeastern Freight Lines Delivers $140,000 Fundraising Campaign for United Way

Posted By Joey Wallace, VP Marketing and Communications, Monday, August 20, 2018

Employees of Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services,  have completed their 2018 United Way campaign with a total of more than $140,000.

“Southeastern Freight and its employees have been an amazing partner for United Way and the entire community for decades,” said United Way President & CEO Sara Fawcett. “We are grateful for their enthusiastic support of our goal to fight for the health, education and economic mobility of every person in the Midlands.”

The Southeastern Freight Lines employee campaign was led by Stephanie Cullum, Jessica Oswald and Alison Sturkie.

Southeastern also supports United Way’s efforts to increase childhood literacy through 17 volunteers who participate in the Midlands Reading Consortium, a program designed to match tutors with K-2nd grade students for one-on-one tutoring throughout an entire school year.

“For many years, Southeastern has supported United Way and the work they do to make our community a better place for everyone,” said Mike Heaton, Sr. VP for Sales & Marketing at Southeastern Freight Lines. “We believe in strengthening the communities we serve by investing in programs that make a measurable difference.”

Thanks to partners like Southeastern Freight Lines, United Way is leading the charge in improving quality of life in the Midlands by working to prevent homelessness, to provide affordable eye and dental care, and to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school on time.

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit

About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources.  
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What do you think about the Self-Sufficiency Standard?

Posted By United Way Association of SC, Friday, August 19, 2016


The United Way Association of South Carolina is conducting a survey about The Self-Sufficiency Standard and would love to know your thoughts, feelings and needs surrounding the Standard. Organizations who participate in the survey will be entered into a drawing of a $150 gift card provided by the United Way Association. Two organizations will be selected from the drawing. To be eligible for this drawing organizations must submit the survey by August 31st. Winners will be announced by September 12th . To take the survey please click the link below. Thank you for your participation.

Tags:  Advocacy  Self-Sufficency Standard  Survey  United Way 

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New Self-Sufficiency Standard for SC Released!

Posted By United Way Association of South Carolina, Monday, February 22, 2016

The United Way Association of South Carolina, with support from its generous sponsors, and in collaboration with the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work, are pleased to present The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina!

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina 2016 was published in an effort to ensure the best data and analyses are available to enable South Carolina’s families and individuals to make progress toward real economic security. The result is a comprehensive, credible, and user-friendly tool. The measure describes how much income families of various sizes and compositions need to make ends meet without public or private assistance in each county in South Carolina. 

The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the  costs of basic needs for working families: housing, child care, food, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous items, as well as the cost of taxes and the impact of tax credits. In addition, the report provides for each family type, in each place, the amount of emergency savings required to meet needs during a period of unemployment or other emergency.”

Learn more here! 

Tags:  Common Good  Poverty  Self-Sufficency Standard  United Way 

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