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UWCE HandsOn Savannah awards top volunteers

Pictured from left to right: Mahogany Bowers, Alan Beals, Sandi Beals, Sabria Jones, Les Wilkes, Marie Rodriguez Savannah, GA (April 23, 2014) – United Way HandsOn Savannah honored outstanding volunteers for their generous contributions of time and service to the local community at the 35th Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards luncheon at Savannah Station. Various […]

UWCE earns Charity Navigator’s top rating for sixth consecutive year

Savannah, GA (April 10, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator’s highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the sixth consecutive year. Only three percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that United Way […]

UWCE distributes 25,000 diapers to benefit families in need

Savannah, GA (April 9, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed 25,000 diapers to help families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies.  Diapers were generously donated by Weyerhaeuser’s employees. Through United Way 2-1-1, diapers were distributed to local non-profit organizations that already have a diaper distribution program in place.  The […]

UWCE celebrates accomplishments, honors volunteers, appoints new officers at Annual Meeting

Savannah, GA (March 26, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire had lots to celebrate in its 76th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.  Over 350 people were in attendance as United Way reflected on the great achievements the organization accomplished through the support and contributions of generous individuals, companies and organizations. During the event, […]

UWCE presents South University with Students for United Way trophies for their contribution to campaign

Savannah, GA (February 3, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire proudly presented the Students for United Way trophies to South University.  Through the generosity, South University students raised over $100 in its first year as a fundraising campaign in support of United Way of the Coastal Empire. Monesca Smith, Associate Dean of Student […]

5th Annual United Way Turkey Trot: A great day for a race

Savannah, GA (November 28, 2013) – Over 1,200 people braved the cold, piled on the layers and turned out for the 5th Annual United Way Turkey Trot. The four mile run, which was held on Thursday, November 28 at Daffin Park, benefited United Way of the Coastal Empire. Runners young and old, some even dressed […]

UWCE tops campaign goal, raises $8,731,900

Savannah, GA (November 22, 2013) – Spurred by the generosity of thousands of individuals, companies and organizations, United Way of the Coastal Empire topped its annual fundraising goal of $8,675,000.  The total raised is $8,731,900. Campaign Chair Dale Holloway, key account manager of Georgia Power Company, and members of the Campaign Cabinet proudly reported campaign […]

UWCE receives $2.7 million from Gulfstream

Savannah, GA (November 12, 2013) – The spirit of giving back to the community is deeply embedded in the culture of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Today, United Way of the Coastal Empire has accepted a generous contribution of $2.7 million from Gulfstream to be put toward the community goal of $8,675,000. Anthony Martinez, Senior Human Resources […]

UWCE awards Savannah Tech $290,000 grant to support economic independence for unemployed/underemployed

Savannah, GA (October 31,2013) – United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today that it selected Savannah Technical College (STC) as a strategic initiative partner for economic independence with a grant for $290,000. The goal of this grant is to build career pathways that provide career advancement opportunities for lower-skilled workers and job seekers to […]

Effingham Campaign Launch “Has The Power”

United Way in Effingham kicked off the 2013 campaign in front of a crowd of nearly 200 guests at the Effingham College and Career Academy with a special luncheon on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013.   WTOC’s John Wetherbee served as our Master of Ceremonies. John Keiffer and Taryn Knick will lead the community in this […]

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