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Black River United Way brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

Improve the lives of children, families and communities today.

Investment Priority Areas

Waccamaw Region for

Childhood Success

The Waccamaw Region for Childhood Success is a tri-county initiative focused on children,   Birth – 3rd Grade, that promotes a working collaboration between schools and communities.

Disaster Resiliency

Disaster Resiliency is an initiative that focuses on preparing our community for any natural or   man-made disasters.

Community Connection

Community Connections are special projects and programs that are available through Black River United Way that provide access and support to families, agencies, and partner organizations. 

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Community Investment

Black River United Way has committed support over the next 8 years to support two major initiatives across Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.  Our investment in these two initiatives, ensuring quality early learning for children, birth to third grade and building disaster resiliency through preparation and mitigation. Our investment in these initiatives will be bedrock to the growth and success of our counties. 


Black River United Way has over 50 partners that are working to create equitable impact in each region of the two-county footprint.  These partnerships will allow us to create stronger opportunities for data collection and measurable collective impact. Black River United Way is dedicated to convening organizations around a common goal in an effort to move the families of Georgetown and Williamsburg counties to resilience.

Our investments multiply the impact of every dollar given to Black River United Way by convening together like-minded leaders as well as creating opportunities for collaboration beyond the value of the check provided. Our investments support programs but also fuel relationships, allowing us to impact individual lives as well as influence conditions for community level change.

Community Partners

Georgetown County School District


Williamsburg County School District


Georgetown County Library System


Williamsburg County Library Systems


Georgetown Couty First Steps


Williamsburg County First Steps


Williamsburg County Government


Waccamaw EOC Head Start Program


Williamsburg Technical College

Georgetown R.I.S.E.**

Bibleway Community Learning Center


Little Smurf’s Child Development Center**


Sampit Child Development Center


Pawleys Island Child Development Center


SC Service Commission


Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA


Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA


Carolina Human Reinvestment

Teach My People

Miss Ruby's Kids

Purpose Kidz

The Sunshine Place

Tidelands Health**

Freedom Readers

Mingo Creek Academy at Tara Hall


Tender Bears

Learning with Leaders, LLC


Ms. Education Consulting


Dr. Linda Mook Literacy Consulting


Abundant Harvest Ministries

Waccamaw Community Foundation


United Way Association of South Carolina

Habitat for Humanity


Catholic Charities

St. Cyprian Outreach

a Ministry of Catholic Charities


(Community Organizations/Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Long Term Recovery Group)

SC Emergency Management Department


The City of Georgetown


Waccamaw EOC


Georgetown County Emergency

Management Department


Williamsburg County Emergency

Management Department


SC Housing Trust Fund


Mary's Angels Independent Living

for Young Women


Kenny's Heating and Air


Nesmith Construction


Countywide Septic

A Father's Place

SC Disaster Corps

The Salvation Army

SC 2-1-1

American Red Cross

Helping Hands



Because United We Thrive

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