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She’s going to be busy as a bee next fall…literally! Along with other aspiring artists and designers, Keyotta Mells will be buzzing with activities as an incoming freshman at the prestigious Savannah College of Art & Design, home to mascot Art the Bee. She attributes her academic success to the support she received from Communities In Schools of Burke County (CIS) along with her mentor, Teresa. After suffering the loss of her father, Keyotta attended a CIS summer camp to help her cope with the pain. But, to her surprise, it did so much more. As she explains, “CIS is not just about giving kids something to do, it’s about motivating them to not only do better, but to be better. My drive and motivation to accomplish my dreams has been ignited by the push CIS has given me.” Spoken like a true artist! Your gift to United Way helps young people like Keyotta to achieve success in life.
Impacting Lives In 2012, United Way-funded programs provided services to approximately 83,000* CSRA residents in need of assistance. This positive impact on the lives of local residents was made possible by your generous donations to United Way. Please consider a gift today to help improve the quality of life for your family, friends, and neighbors. *This number is not unduplicated.
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 while helping strengthen our entire community.
When we’re united, we build a better community.
DID YOU KNOW * $1 a week…
* $10 a week…
Provides seven hours of job training for adults with disabilities who are seeking employment.
Supplies clothing for a family of four after the loss of belongings in a house fire.
* $5 a week…
* $20 a week…
Covers the cost of two free medical visits plus labs for one homeless patient.
Provides 20 therapy sessions, victim advocacy, and follow-up for an abused child, allowing him to obtain total recovery.
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. United Way of the Central Savannah River Area P.O. Box 1724 • Augusta, Georgia 30903-1724 Tel. 706.724.5544 • Fax 706.724.5541 uwcsra.org
*For a year.
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
A trip to the hospital became a turning point for the better!
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
Suffering from a very severe breathing attack, Mr. M went to a local hospital with much trepidation. Not only was he concerned about his COPD, he was worried about not having a doctor. As fate would have it, Dr. Ayres from Christ Community Health Services was on duty that same day. Thus began a turning point for Mr. M as he found a new physician to care for him.
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
Your contributions provide funding for 44 results-oriented programs at the following proven non-profit Partner Agencies.
As Mr. M explains, “They’ve been very kind to me. I’m on a limited budget [and] just couldn’t afford to go to another physician”. Christ Community Health has been “a very pleasant experience all the way around,” he says with enthusiasm. “Everybody at the clinic is just absolutely wonderful. They’ve always got a kind word, [and] they’ll give you a hug if you’re having a bad day,” he adds. For Mr. M, having these health services available is like a prescription of healing medicine, and all this was made possible by your donations to United Way.
United Way Focuses on Improving Life in the CSRA
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.
HELPING YOUTH SUCCEED
PROMOTING HEALTH & WELLNESS
STRENGTHENING 37%* FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS
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 selfsufficient and able to contribute to society.
Fourteen (14) programs including:
Seven (7) programs including:
Sixteen (16) programs including:
After-School Program - 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 Program - 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 Program - 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 Program - Provides Girl Scout program to at-risk girls in grades K-12 focused on developing values, leadership and life skills, a positive selfimage, 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 Program - Provides 8-week summer camp program that offers age appropriate, highyield learning activities in the areas of education, computer lab, physical fitness, art, and outdoor recreation.
Senior Health and Recreation - Helps senior citizens to remain independent, manage medical problems, promote physical activity, and improve overall quality of life.
PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS 18%*
Teen Leadership Training - Provides a leadership initiative focused on building self-esteem, personal accountability, critical thinking skills, goal setting, bullying prevention, and self-respect.
Residents will have their basic needs met for food, shelter, and safety.
Traditional Boy Scouting - Provides year-round Scouting programs that offer age appropriate activities promoting character development, physical fitness, and citizenship training.
24-Hour Crisis Intervention - Provides a 24/7 crisis intervention program/hotline for victims of domestic violence and their children.
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.
Seven (7) programs including:
Community Cupboard - Provides food and personal items to low income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Disaster Preparation and Relief - Provides 24/7 emergency assistance to meet immediate needs for families affected by disaster.
Family and Individual Counseling - Provides counseling services for those who cannot afford them to improve and strengthen individuals and families. Income-Based Child Care - Provides needed child care services for children ages 5-12 who have been identified as low income. Job Skills Training - Provides free, 3-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.
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:
n U nited 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. In 2012, answered 24,713 calls connecting callers to vital community resources.
n F amilyWize 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 $188,451 in 2012 in five local counties. Visit familywize.org for further details or uwcsra. org to print a free card for your use or cut out the card in this brochure.
n V olunteer Income Tax Assistance - Provides free income tax preparation and assistance with Earned Income Tax Credits for local citizens. In 2012, procured $951,610 in tax refunds for 840 applicants.
n Community Voice Mail - Provides 24-hour voice mail access for the unemployed and homeless in our community.
n “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive - Provides new school supplies for at-risk children in five local counties.
Caring Club® Make an annual donation of $150, undesignated, 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, dry cleaners, florists, pizza shops, and more. 1 Hour Optical, PC - 25% off eyeglass exams, 30% off frames, 10% off contacts and contact lens fittings, 35% off lenses and lens treatments.
Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills - 5% off Furniture and Grills. 10% off all other items and services.
Adventure Crossing - Buy one get one FREE on any attraction package.
French Market Grille - One FREE dessert with purchase of an entrée.
Amelia’s Buds & Blooms - 10% off all purchases and orders. Anew Salon - $10 off any chemical service. $5 off shampoo, haircut, style, and blow-out.
Honeybaked Ham Co. & Café - Buy one sandwich and get one FREE.
Augusta Canal - Buy one Petersburg Boat One-Hour Tour, get second tour (of equal or lesser value) FREE.
J. Edward Enoch, P.C. - 20% off all services.
Shaffer Computer Services - 20% off up to $25 on computer services and upgrades.
Visit uwcsra.org for a complete list of funded programs.
Augusta Training Shop, Inc. - 10% off on Refinishing Services on one item.
Jiffy Lube - 15% off all services.
Sixth at Watkins - FREE beverage with any purchase.
*Percentage of funding allocated to this impact area in 2013.
Jump City - Buy one Open Jump and get one Open Jump FREE.
Sonic - Buy one Breakfast Toaster or Sonic Burger and get one FREE.
Café 209 - FREE Tea with purchase.
Kyoto - FREE drink with the purchase of an entrée or combination meal.
Sticky Fingers - FREE peach cobbler with purchase.
California Dreaming - Complimentary basket of honey-butter croissants. Coleman Lake Restaurant - FREE beverage with purchase of an entrée. DJ Productions - 10% off all items and services.
Leadership Giving Recognition Levels:
The Family Y - 50% off Metro or Branch membership joiner’s fee.
$7,500 - $9,999 $5,000 - $7,499 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 $500 - $999
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Discounts on Adult and Child Day Pass with Caring Club® card. Adult Day Pass: $9 (regular price $11.75); Child Day Pass: $8 (regular price $9.25).
Anderson Photo, Inc. - 20% off studio session fees.
Sheltered Employment for the Handicapped - Offers permanent employment and job security for local disabled adults.
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
Poblano’s Mexican Grill - Receive a free cheese dip when spending $15 or more.
Georgia Aquarium - Discounts on Adult, Senior or Child General Admission, Premium Day Pass (10% off), and Planet Shark Combo Pass (10% off).
Become an Elite Member of Our Leadership Giving Societies
The Tocqueville Society The Quill Society Platinum Quill Gold Quill Silver Quill Bronze Quill The Horizon Club
Fosters Restaurant - $1 off any deli-case sandwich.
Pipeline Work Clothes - 10% off any item or service.
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.
Evoke - $65 for a one hour massage. Eye Care One Laser Vision Center - 30% off Glasses and Exams. 5% off Contacts and Lasik.
Fehrman Investment Group - One hour of financial planning. No fee or obligation.
La Dolce Vita Salon - 10% off services provided by new stylists. Maryland Fried Chicken - 2 Piece meal and small beverage for $6 (Regular price $8). M.R.T. Muscle Restore Therapy - $15 off first visit and $10 off each visit thereafter. Bring a friend and receive half off one time visit. MTL Automotive - 10% off all major repairs. Murphy & Robinson Opticians - 15% off eyewear and accessories. Papa John’s Pizza - Buy one pizza at regular menu price and receive a FREE order of breadsticks.
Roly Poly Sandwiches - FREE drink with any purchase. Salon West - 10% off services.
Symphony Orchestra Augusta - 10% off ticket purchases. Thrifty Car Rental - 10% off all items and services. Waynesboro Emporium - 10% off regular everyday sales. Wedges & Woods - One large bucket of balls for medium bucket price. William Mizell Ford, Inc. - $100 discount towards the purchase of a NEW or PRE-OWNED vehicle. Merchants as of May 16, 2013. Prices and discounts subject to change. Please visit uwcsra.org for more details and updates.
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.