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July 2017

BELK DONATES 525 SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE

Savannah, GA (July 26, 2017) – The local Belk’s department store donated 525 school uniforms to United Way of the Coastal Empire on Wednesday, July 26, to distribute to children in need throughout the Savannah Chatham County School System’s. Belk’s generous donation of new, high quality clothing will help school children, one by one, prepare for […]

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June 2017

UWCE Helps People with Disabilities Achieve Their Goals

Savannah, GA (June 29, 2017) – When Olaya Orozco was two years old, she made the perfect potato man and her mother told her one day she will become an artist. Today, she is an artist in Publix Bakery and earns a paycheck making treats look as good as they taste. The oldest of four […]

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Gregg Schroeder is recognized by United Way for 30 years of service

Savannah, GA (June 19, 2017) – When Gregg Schroeder, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire, was a young boy growing up in the Midwest he enjoyed volunteering to help others, but never thought this service would be recognized by an international organization at the 2017 United Way Community Leaders Conference in […]

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May 2017

United Way WOMEN UNITED presents Women Who Rule to benefit low-income women finding dependable transportation

Savannah, GA (May 17, 2017) – United Way WOMEN UNITED (formerly United Way Women’s Legacy Council) presented Women Who Rule, a fundraising event to help low-income women find dependable transportation. The sold-out event featured four area executive and professional leaders who have excelled in their profession. The four featured leaders were Heather Burge, founder and […]

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April 2017

United Way HandsOn Savannah celebrates volunteer excellence

Savannah, GA (April 26, 2017) – United Way HandsOn Savannah held its 38th Annual Volunteer Awards luncheon celebrating the giving spirit of volunteers who made a difference in the lives of others. More than 250 people attended the event held at Savannah Station. Various community organizations in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties nominated individuals […]

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March 2017

UWCE inducts new officers, honors volunteers at Annual Meeting

Savannah, GA (March 29, 2017) – United Way of the Coastal Empire thanked organizations, businesses and individuals for their outstanding support and welcomed new officers at its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. More than 300 people attended the event held on Wednesday, March 29th at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The event […]

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UWCE receives $171,900 from Publix Super Markets

Savannah, GA (March 10, 2017) – Publix Super Markets Charities presented United Way of the Coastal Empire with a check for $171,900. These funds represented a 75 percent corporate match of Publix associates’ contributions. For the 2016 United Way campaign, Publix associates and Publix Charities gave a total of $401,353. As United Way of the […]

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January 2017

United Way HandsOn Savannah Calls for Volunteer Awards Nominations

Savannah, GA (January 31, 2017) It’s that time of the year when United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrates the community by calling for outstanding volunteer nominees. The 38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration recognizes citizens who demonstrate excellence in community leadership through volunteerism. “This is the chance for community members, organizations, […]

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