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.
LEADERSHIP GIVING RECOGNITION LEVELS: The Tocqueville Society The Quill Society > Platinum Quill > Gold Quill > Silver Quill > Bronze Quill The Horizon Club
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$10,000 and above $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.
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Planned Giving and Endowment With a planned gift to United Way of the CSRA, you can combine your desire to give charitably with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Your generosity will leave a lasting legacy helping those in need for years to come. For more information on Planned Giving, please call 706-724-5544.
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE BASIC LAB SERVICES for 2 uninsured/underinsured patients
TUTORING for a student to improve grades (2 hrs. per wk.)
LODGING for homeless men, women, and children (7 nights)
SUMMER DAY CAMP for 3 children who need a safe haven DENTAL EXTRACTIONS (2) for uninsured/underinsured patients
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES for a military family
THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS (4) for victims of sexual assault
FINANCIAL COUNSELING for a family to learn to budget
SPECIALIZED JOB COACHING for young adults with autism (10 hrs.)
GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP for 35 girls for a year MEDICAL OFFICE VISITS (7) for uninsured/underinsured patients CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS for 20 uninsured/underinsured women INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING for victims of sexual assault (15 sessions)
AFTER SCHOOL & SUMMER PROGRAM for a child for a year
When you contribute to United Way, 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. This is your opportunity to help change lives. Please contribute to United Way today to help improve the quality of life for your family, friends, and neighbors. You can make a difference!
DIGITAL HEARING AIDS for 5 patients LODGING for family of a child undergoing chemotherapy (2 mos.) SENIOR COMPANION one-on-one support of a homebound senior/disabled INCOME-BASED CHILD CARE allowing teen parents to remain in school
United Way of the 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.
Last year, United Way and our Partner Agencies provided health and human services to 121,990 residents in the Central Savannah River Area as follows: • Provided Education related services to 11,265 individuals.
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HEARTY EVENING MEAL for 20 homeless men, women, and children
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM for a child for 6 months
United Way of the CSRA unites people and mobilizes community resources to create lasting changes that transform lives.
• Provided Job Readiness Training to 280 individuals. • Provided Health and Community-Related services to 55,452 individuals.
• Provided 2-1-1 Information and Referral services to 34,505 individuals. UNITED WAY OF THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA
P.O. BOX 1724 • AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 30903-1724 TEL. 706.724.5544 • WWW.UWCSRA.ORG
• Provided services to 20,488 individuals through Special Initiatives: Christmas Clearinghouse, FamilyWize, MLK Day Service Project, and others. * Some numbers may be duplicated.
Your undesignated contribution helps provide funding for 46 vital programs that directly impact our community in a positive way. Investing in United Way means investing in the building blocks for a good life - Education, Income, and Health.
Helping children and youth succeed. SIXTEEN (16) PROGRAMS INCLUDING:
After-School – Provides youth development program focused on academics, character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. Autism Support Services – Provides transition services to young adults on the autism spectrum. Mentoring – Provides students in grades K-12 with individual, class, or group mentors who serve as an adult guide. Outreach – Provides Girl Scout program for girls in grades K-12 focused on developing values, leadership and life skills, a positive self-image, and contributing to their communities. Teen Leadership Training – Provides a leadership initiative for students in 6th8th grade focused on building self-esteem, personal accountability, critical thinking skills, goal setting, bullying prevention, and decision-making. Traditional Scouting – Provides Boy Scout program for young people that promotes character development, physical fitness, and citizenship training. Youth Recreation – Provides sports/camp activities for at-risk children ages 3-16 teaching them skills, teamwork, appreciation of diversity, and character development.
Promoting financial stability and independence. EIGHT (8) PROGRAMS INCLUDING:
Budget/Credit Counseling – Provides financial counseling and guidance to achieve financial goals, reduce stress, and improve budget management. Children’s Day Shelter – Provides free childcare for homeless families with children. Job Skills Training – Provides homeless/ low income men and women the opportunity to gain practical life skills and job experience. Ready for Work – Provides affordable housing and supportive services for women with mental health and substance use disorders. Senior Companion– Provides assistance for homebound older adults and persons with disabilities to allow them to continue living independently. Specialized Employment for the Disabled – Offers permanent employment and job security for local disabled adults.
Promoting health and wellness. TWENTY-TWO (22) PROGRAMS INCLUDING:
24-Hour Crisis Intervention – Provides a 24/7 crisis intervention program and hotline for victims of domestic violence and their children. Armed Forces Emergency Services – Provides 24/7 emergency communications, financial assistance, and referrals to members of the Armed Services. 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. Disaster Preparation and Relief – Provides immediate emergency assistance and follow-up assistance to victims of disaster. Emergency Shelter – Provides safe emergency shelter and support services to homeless men, women, and children. Family and Individual Counseling – Provides counseling services to improve and strengthen individuals and families. Support Groups and Education – Provides support groups, life skill classes, and parenting classes for victims of domestic violence to help them become self-sufficient.
Visit www.uwcsra.org for a complete list of funded programs.
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: United Way 2-1-1 – Provides access to critical health and human services…24/7 in 15 counties in the CSRA. Just dial 2-1-1 or visit 211csra. org. In 2015, answered 21,000 calls and received 13,500 online database searches connecting individuals to vital community resources.
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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 $189,269 in 2015 in five local counties. For further details, visit familywize.org or www.uwcsra.org, or cut out the card in this brochure for your use. Visit www.uwcsra.org to learn more about additional services available.
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. 1 Hour Optical, PC Adventure Crossing Amelia’s Buds & Blooms Anderson Photography, Inc. Anew Salon Augusta Canal Augusta Training Shop, Inc. Café 209 Music Lounge and Restaurant California Dreaming Coleman Lake Restaurant DJ Productions
evoke Eye Care One Laser Vision Center The Family YMCA Fehrman Investment Group Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills Fosters Restaurant French Market Grille Georgia Aquarium Good Day Café Honeybaked Ham Co. & Café
J. Edward Enoch, P.C. Jiffy Lube Kyoto La Dolce Vita Salon Maryland Fried Chicken M.R.T. Muscle Restore Therapy MTL Automotive Murphy & Robinson Opticians Papa John’s Pizza Pipeline Work Clothes Poblano’s Mexican Grill Putt-Putt Fun Center
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Roly Poly Sandwiches Salon West Shaffer Computer Services Shane’s Rib Shack Sonic Thrifty Car Rental Waynesboro Emporium Webb’s Action Medical Wedges & Woods William Mizell Ford, Inc.
Please visit www.uwcsra.org for a list of available discounts. Merchants as of May 15, 2016.
Your contributions provide funding for results-oriented programs at the following proven nonprofit Partner Agencies. American Red Cross of Augusta (706) 724-8481
Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc. (706) 667-9695
Hope House, Inc. (706) 737-9879
Augusta Training Shop, Inc. (706) 738-1358
Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc. (706) 868-5011
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services (706) 724-5200
Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA (706) 504-4071
Family Promise of Augusta (706) 364-4462
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta (706) 724-5901
Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc. (706) 733-5277
The Family YMCA (706) 922-6190
SafeHomes, Inc. (706) 738-2326
Fireside Ministries (706) 495-6688
The Salvation Army (706) 826-7933
Friendship Community Center (706) 736-4339
Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc. (706) 868-0120
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
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (706) 774-0505 GreenPath, Inc. (855) 440-3714
The Speech & Hearing Center (706) 774-8666 St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, Inc. (706) 722-7092
Life was good for Myshia, her husband Rafael, and their two children, Brian age 13 and Nevaeh age 2, until Rafael began experiencing severe headaches and the inability to see out of his left eye. After a trip to the doctor, he was diagnosed with complicated retinal detachment. Since then, he has undergone 15 surgeries, and the doctors are now considering removing his eye. Unfortunately, because of the loss of his vision and the many surgeries he has endured, Rafael was forced to cease his employment. His wife Myshia has now become the primary bread winner, and she is currently working two jobs as a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) and personal care provider. Because Rafael is not able to pick up anything over five pounds, he is unable to care for his two year old daughter while his wife is at work. Through a friend, they learned about The Family Y’s Child Development Center (CDC), and Myshia immediately contacted them. They were so relieved when they received word that Nevaeh had been accepted into the program. This meant that she would get the daily nurturing and care she needed and Myshia could continue her employment in support of her family. Your contributions to United Way make it possible for the CDC to provide these crucial scholarships to families like Rafael and Myshia, providing them hope and a solution to a difficult situation.