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Few charitable organizations make as big of an impact on the lives of countless Americans as the United Way. The United Way of Charleston, South Carolina is no exception to this rule. The Trident United Way is proud to serve the Tri-County area of Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties in a long-serving effort to empower people to make real differences in the lives of those around them. By focusing on key initiatives such as education, health, and financial stability, the Trident United Way is committed to making real changes in the ways the matter the most through empowerment and encouragement.

EDUCATION: The Trident United Way recognizes that the single most important equalizing opportunity is education. By improving educational resources for all its constituents, the organization can empower and prepare children and adults throughout all stages of life.

HEALTH: In today’s world of rapidly rising health costs, it is more crucial than ever to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to quality healthcare within the parameters of each individual budget. The Trident United Way is committed to teaching people to live healthy lives by enabling access to the resources they need to achieve these goals.

FINANCIAL STABILITY: By encouraging self-sufficiency, the Trident United Way strives to give their neighbors the chance to achieve a high quality of life through the procurement of tools for personal advancement, crisis management resources, and more.

By partnering with a myriad of community organizations, the Trident United Way is the backbone of the pyramid of resources that people rely on to achieve their personal goals. This is truly a collaborative effort, encouraging all members of the community to get involved and make a difference. There are a variety of ways that you can give, including financial donations and volunteer opportunities. Community members can choose to give their time on an individual level or through corporate partnership opportunities. The annual Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is an ideal chance for volunteers to get their feet wet, as hundreds of people come together to make a big impact through a host of service projects throughout the Tri-County metro area. Offshoot organizations of the Trident United Way are the Tocqueville Society, Young Philanthropists Society, and the Women’s Leadership Council.