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BECOME AN ELITE MEMBER OF OUR LEADERSHIP GIVING SOCIETIES United Way of the CSRA’s Leadership Giving Societies exist to foster, promote, and recognize the vital importance of voluntary community service and personal giving at an exceptional level. These investors are dedicated to our community’s strong tradition of caring and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to helping others. They have made a significant personal investment and are leading the way to a better community for us all.


$10,000 and above

The Quill Society > Platinum Quill > Gold Quill > Silver Quill > Bronze Quill The Horizon Club

$7,500 - $9,999 $5,000 - $7,499 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999

DONOR DESIGNATION POLICY United Way of the CSRA does not encourage designations, however, we will process designations to 501(c)(3) health and human service agencies as a service to our donors. Each agency designation must be $150+ in order to be processed. After an effort to contact the donor, any designation that


does not qualify as a 501(c)(3) health and human service agency or is no longer operational will be directed to the Community Investment Fund.

CFC CODE #42142 / SCCP #205000






DAILY SHOWER for a homeless man for a year

BASIC FIRST AID TRAINING for ten children who might save another child’s life

49 DAYS OF RESPITE for a family caring for a frail senior

RECOVERY FOR AN ABUSED CHILD through 20 therapy sessions, victim advocacy, and follow-up

TWO MEDICAL VISITS PLUS LABS for a homeless patient who is seen free of charge

70 hours of JOB SKILLS TRAINING for adults with disabilities seeking employment

HOT MEAL AND SAFE SHELTER for a night for 54 homeless men, women, and children

COUNSELING SESSION for a young couple to learn skills to stop violence before it begins EMERGENCY TRAINING for a professional rescuer that could save a life FORKLIFT DRIVING CERTIFICATION for one person so he can obtain employment ADAPTIVE AQUATICS REHABILITATION for a wounded warrior COST OF MEDICATIONS for a homeless woman DIAPERS FOR A MONTH for an infant


15 BOY SCOUT SCHOLARSHIPS for one year of membership TUTORING for three students to improve their grades BUS PASSES for mentally challenged people to go to medical visits or job interviews IN-HOME COUNSELING and Care Plan Development for five at-risk seniors





96 BOOKS for children to take home to help with reading and comprehension skills TWO MONTHS OF FOOD for an elderly person DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE for 100 youth detained at the Youth Development Center GED CLASSES for four weeks



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INCOME-BASED CHILD CARE allowing teen parents to remain in school AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM for two students affording them opportunity for a brighter future SPECIALIZED PTSD GUIDANCE sessions for a person suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

INSPIRING HOPE For over 75 years, United Way of the CSRA has been the way our community comes together to invest in quality agencies, programs, and initiatives addressing issues our community cares about most. United Way is the largest funding source of health and human services in the CSRA, but the value does not stop there.  Beyond simply providing resources for needs, your United Way is making a tangible impact by uniting the people, organizations, and resources to build a stronger, safer, and healthier community. In 2013, United Way funded 44 programs and provided services to thousands of Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) residents in need of assistance. This positive impact on the lives of local residents was made possible by the generous donations of people just like you to United Way. Please consider a gift today to help improve the quality of life for your family, friends, and neighbors.

IMPACTING LIVES Today, she’s happily living in her own home.

ADAPTED BASEBALL PROGRAM for 15 children in the Miracle League

United Way of the Central Savannah River Area P.O. Box 1724 • Augusta, Georgia 30903-1724 Tel. 706.724.5544 • Fax 706.724.5541


I was an addict living in a car.

Today, he has a loving family, a home, and a good job.

The doctor said I could no longer live alone.



Your undesignated contribution to United Way helps provide funding for these and other vital programs that directly impact our community in a positive way, making a difference in the lives of thousands of CSRA residents and helping to strengthen our entire community.

United Way continually looks for ways to provide additional services and resources for the citizens in our community. These special initiatives and services increase our impact beyond the funds raised through the annual campaign and provide opportunities to assist more individuals in need. Additional programs include:






Youth will have the academic, job, and social skills necessary to succeed in life.

Every person in our community will have the opportunity to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Families and individuals will become more self-sufficient and able to contribute to society.

Fourteen (14) programs including:

Seven (7) programs including:

Sixteen (16) programs including:

After-School - Serves at-risk youth ages 6-18 in five core program areas including education and career development, character and leadership development, arts, health and life skills, and sports and recreation.

Dental Services - Provides basic dental preventive care, screenings, and procedures for the uninsured and underserved.

Armed Forces Emergency Services - Provides 24/7 emergency communications, financial assistance, and referrals to members of the Armed Services.

Health Services - Provides affordable, primary health care and lab services for the uninsured and underserved.

Autism Support Services - Provides young adults with autism instruction in the personal and social aspects of living.

Rehabilitation for Chronic Mental Illness - Provides a recovery-based program assisting adults living with chronic mental illnesses with developing essential living skills and illness management.

Child Advocacy Center - Provides therapeutic services designed to help child victims of sexual or severe physical abuse to recover from the trauma and to help them reduce the long term symptoms of abuse.

Outreach - Provides Girl Scout program for at-risk girls in grades K-12 focused on developing values, leadership and life skills, a positive self-image, and contributing to their communities. Reading Tutorial - Provides students in grades K-8 with individual reading tutors to help improve their reading levels. Summer Camp - Provides 8-week summer camp program that offers age appropriate, high-yield learning activities in the areas of education, computer lab, physical fitness, art, and outdoor recreation. Teen Leadership Training - Provides a leadership initiative focused on building self-esteem, personal accountability, critical thinking skills, goal setting, bullying prevention, and self-respect. Traditional Boy Scouting - Provides year-round Scouting programs that offer age appropriate activities promoting character development, physical fitness, and citizenship training. Youth Recreation - Provides sports/camp activities for at-risk children ages 3-12 teaching them teamwork, appreciation of diversity and the outdoors, while allowing them to be physically active.

PARTNER AGENCIES American Red Cross of Augusta (706) 724-8481 Augusta Training Shop, Inc. (706) 738-1358 Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA (706) 504-4071 Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc. (706) 733-5277 Child Enrichment, Inc. (706) 737-4631 Christ Community Health Services (706) 922-0600 Columbia County Community Connections (706) 556-0609 Communities In Schools of Burke County, Inc. (706) 554-7213

Donor Hearing Aids - Provides reconditioned hearing aids, batteries, eardomes, earwax, and earmolds to low income citizens.

n United Way 2-1-1 - Provides streamlined access to critical health and human services…24/7 in five counties in the CSRA. Just dial 2-1-1 or visit In 2013, answered 22,577 calls and received 6,771 online database searches connecting callers to vital community resources. n FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card - Provides an average savings of 30% or more on most prescriptions not covered by insurance. Provided free of charge with no age or income restrictions. Saved $178,438 in 2013 in five local counties. Visit for further details or to print a free card for your use or cut out the card in this brochure. Visit to learn more about additional services available.


Family and Individual Counseling - Provides counseling services for those who cannot afford them to improve and strengthen individuals and families.

Make an annual undesignated contribution of $150, and you’ll be eligible for year-round discounts at businesses throughout the CSRA. Join thousands of other Caring Club® members and discover how much you can save. It’s easy...just donate today, and a discount card will be mailed to you next year. Receive discounts at local restaurants, florists, pizza shops, and more.


Income-Based Child Care - Provides needed child care services for children ages 5-12 who have been identified as low income.

1 Hour Optical, PC


Jiffy Lube

Roly Poly Sandwiches

Residents will have their basic needs met for food, shelter, and safety.

Adventure Crossing

Eye Care One Laser Vision Center


Salon West

Amelia’s Buds & Blooms

The Family Y

La Dolce Vita Salon

Shaffer Computer Services

Seven (7) programs including:

Job Skills Training - Provides free, three-month training that gives homeless and low-income participants the opportunity to gain practical job and life skills to help them get back on their feet.

Anderson Photography, Inc.

Fehrman Investment Group

Maryland Fried Chicken

Sixth at Watkins

24-Hour Crisis Intervention - Provides a 24/7 crisis intervention program/hotline for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Sheltered Employment for the Handicapped - Offers permanent employment and job security for local disabled adults.

Anew Salon

Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

M.R.T. Muscle Restore Therapy


Augusta Canal

Fosters Restaurant

MTL Automotive

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Augusta Training Shop, Inc.

French Market Grille

Murphy & Robinson Opticians

Thrifty Car Rental

Emergency Shelter – Provides safe emergency shelter and support services to homeless men, women, and children.

Café 209

Georgia Aquarium

Papa John’s Pizza

Waynesboro Emporium

Visit for a complete list of funded programs.

California Dreaming

Good Day Café

Pipeline Work Clothes

Wedges & Woods

Coleman Lake Restaurant

Honeybaked Ham Co. & Café

Poblano’s Mexican Grill

William Mizell Ford, Inc.

*Percentage of funding allocated to this impact area in 2013.

DJ Productions

J. Edward Enoch, P.C.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Disaster Preparation and Relief - Provides 24/7 emergency assistance to meet immediate needs for families affected by disaster.

Please visit for a list of available discounts. Merchants as of May 16, 2014. United Way of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) serves Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Lincoln, Taliaferro, and Wilkes Counties as well as communities in Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie, and Warren Counties in Georgia. Services also extend to communities in Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties in South Carolina.

Your contributions provide funding for 44 results-oriented programs at the following proven nonprofit Partner Agencies. Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc. (706) 667-9695 Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc. (706) 868-5011 The Family Y (706) 922-9622 Fireside Ministries (706) 495-6688 Friendship Community Center (706) 736-4339 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (706) 774-0505 Hope House, Inc. (706) 737-9879 Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services (706) 724-5200

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta (706) 724-5901 SafeHomes, Inc. (706) 738-2326 The Salvation Army (706) 826-7933 Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc. (706) 868-0120 Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center* (706) 738-0089 The Speech & Hearing Center (706) 774-8666 St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, Inc.* (706) 722-7092 * Currently under review

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Your undesignated gift directly impacts our community in a profoundly positive way, making an immediate difference in the lives of thousands of CSRA residents, infants to seniors, while helping strengthen our entire community. I was hanging with a bad crowd and failing in schoo l.

To day , he’s on track to graduate hig h schoo l.

WHEN WE ARE UNITED, WE BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY. By giving to United Way, you join your energy with that of thousands of other CSRA residents working to advance the common good in our community. This is your opportunity to help make a lasting impact. Please contribute to United Way today!

"Why United Way" Campaign Brochure 2014  

2014 Campaign Brochure listing United Way of the CSRA's funded programs, partner agencies, Caring Club merchants, etc.