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Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse is Black River United Way's signature fundraising event. It is a women's luncheon and a day for the changemakers in our communities to unite and show what can be accomplished when we work together. 

Signature Fundraising Event

The proceeds from the event support the funding for our Waccamaw Region for Childhood Success Initiative and its two common agenda items, Mission: Ready and Mission: Read.


Mission: Ready's main purpose is to ensure children are ready for kindergarten. We do this by providing in-home libraries to local families, equipping parents with the tools and resources they need to prepare their children to start school, implementing local kindergarten transition programs and much more.


Mission: Read's main purpose is to ensure students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Under this program we offer in-school and after-school tutoring, continued support for parents, and summer programs designed to eliminate learning loss. 98 cents of every dollar donated stays here locally! 

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Mark your calendars! 
Power of the Purse is scheduled for March 21, 2024.

Karen Capalbo

It was a wonderful luncheon! I enjoyed meeting new friends and old friends.

Nikki Ewing

My two co-workers who attended said it was a phenomenal event.

Dr. Bernice Cooper

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the luncheon.
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