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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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Midlands NPs - Student Interns Now Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017!

Posted By Benjamin Bullock, Together SC, Monday, April 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce that SCANPO is continuing to partner with the University of South Carolina College of Arts & Sciences to place undergraduate student interns with our Lexington and Richland County member organizations! 

We have 22 students who have are eligible for the program and are looking to be placed for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Only 15 students will be granted placements. They would be paid directly by the University through Federal Work Study grants, and their work schedule would need to be flexible around their class schedules. They can work up to 15 hours a week.

Since these students are receiving a federal work-study stipend for their work in this setting, there are a few requirements.

To be eligible to participate as a host organization for a USC intern, an organization must:

1. Be legally incorporated in the State of South Carolina, with an office in Richland or Lexington Counties.

2. Have been determined by the IRS to be exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)3.

3. Be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

4. Commit to providing an experiential and meaningful experience that would prepare the student for future employment in the nonprofit sector.

5. Commit to hosting an intern for the Fall semester in 2016.

6. Provide any and all equipment necessary for the student to do their work.

7. Agree to a scope of work with the student and the internship director by the end of the second week of the program.

8. Agree to meet with the internship director as needed during the course of the program.

9. Agree that the intern cannot displace a regular employee, involve sectarian instruction or religious worship, partisan or non-partisan political activity.

Unfortunately, this means that organizations who have close connections to religious or political institutions are excluded from the program. This is a requirement imposed by the Federal Government, not by SCANPO or the University.

If your organization is interested in hosting an intern, contact Ben Bullock for access to the students' resumes and contact information.

Once you interview a student and offer them a position and they accept, then the College's Internship Director will reach out to you to make the arrangements. Please keep in mind that this is a time-sensitive arrangement. We'd like for the students to be placed in the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Bullock at


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