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UWCE partners with Weyerhaeuser to distribute more than 41,000 diapers to benefit families in need

Savannah, GA (April 16, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, United Way of the Coastal Empire partnered with Weyerhaeuser employees to distribute more than 41,000 diapers, up from 25,000 last year, to help families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies. Diapers were distributed to local non-profit organizations that already have a […]

UWCE highlights accomplishments, honors volunteers and elects new officers at Annual Meeting

(Spirit of Community Awards honorees – pictured from left to right: Kelly Crosby, Dale Critz, Sr. and Kesha Gibson-Carter) Savannah, GA (March 26, 2015) – United Way of the Coastal Empire gave thanks to organizations, businesses and individuals for their outstanding support, honored volunteers and inducted new officers at its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.  […]

UWCE clears goal, raises $8,905,818

Savannah, GA (November 21, 2014) – The Coastal Empire demonstrated again today that it is a generous community.  United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today it had exceeded its 2014 campaign goal of $8,888,888.  The total raised is $8,905,818.  The organization celebrated its success today at the Victory Celebration at Hyatt Regency Savannah. “It […]

UWCE receives $2,725,000 from Gulfstream

Savannah, GA (November 17, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire received a record breaking donation, thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and its employees. Gregg Schroeder, president and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire, and Campaign Chair Jenny Gentry, market president of Wells Fargo, accepted the check in the amount of $2,725,000 […]

UWCE 2014 Campaign hits 42 percent of goal

Savannah, GA (October 15, 2014) – United Way campaign has reached its halfway point.  United Way of the Coastal Empire reported it has raised $3,741,925 or 42 percent toward the community wide goal of $8,888,888 to help people in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.  The campaign ends on November 21, 2014. With five weeks […]

UWCE celebrates Herschel V. Jenkins’ Day

Savannah, GA (October 8, 2014) – As United Way of the Coastal Empire works toward achieving the $8,888,888 campaign goal, the organization and its staff  and volunteers paused to remember and celebrate the birthday of one of the organization’s founders, Herschel V. Jenkins.  Thanks to the generosity of Herschel V. Jenkins, United Way of the […]

UWCE announces $8,888,888 campaign goal

Savannah, GA (September 4, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire set its 2014 fundraising goal with nearly 1,200 people in attendance at its kick-off at the Savannah Civic Center.  The organization is working towards $8,888,888 in donations to help support human service programs that improve lives of people in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and […]

UWCE receives 960 school uniforms from Belk

Pictured from left to right: Gregg Schroeder, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire; Mark Sonenshein, Regional Store Manager & Vice President of Belk Savannah Region; Darla Hammond, Regional Administrative Assistant of Belk Savannah Region; Cynthia Brady, Executive Director of Tom Austin House; Molly Lieberman, Creative Outreach Director of West Broad Street […]

Effingham County Office Kicks Off “Fill The Bus” School Supply Campaign

Story by WTOC WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather RINCON, GA (WTOC) – Residents in Effingham County helped “Fill the Bus” on Wednesday. It’s a call to action for individuals to get involved in their community by donating to children in need. If you visit the Walmart in Rincon, you will find a “Fill the […]

UWCE receives $4,000 from the Crawl of the South

Pictured from left to right: Gregg Schroeder, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire; Chantal Coxhead, Stafford Promotions; Leigh Ann DiVito, Savannah Waterfront Association; Julie Cyr, VP of Resource Development of United Way of the Coastal Empire) Savannah, GA (June 30, 2014) – Stafford Promotions and the Savannah Waterfront Association presented United […]

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