The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2020 campaign on Tuesday.
Each year, UWKC hosts a luncheon for companies participating in the annual campaign to raise excitement about giving while also distributing materials and information necessary to successfully complete a workplace campaign. Approximately 100 individuals from a wide range of Kershaw County jobsites come to the campaign kick off every year.
This year’s luncheon took place in Bethesda Presbyterian Church’s Westminster hall decorated with a 1950s theme to honor the UWKC’s 1954 establishment. UWKC has been uniting people and changing lives for 65 years.
With a campaign goal of $735,000, the UWKC will invest contributions in local programs provided by 18 partner agencies while also funding programs that further meet the needs of the community such as the Mobile Nutrition Center and New Day transitional shelter.
The annual workplace campaign is a vital element to the UWKC’s ability to serve the community. In addition to campaign UWKC hosts a variety of fundraisers and secures grants throughout the year; when all three come together the result is greater, far-reaching impact that not only changes individual lives but makes the community stronger.