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2020 Highlights

Looking Back 2020 has been one unforgettable year! Despite whatever challenges we've had to overcome, United Way of the Coastal Empire is choosing to acknowledge our most positive moments...all made possible because of YOU.

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Always United: A Letter From Chief Terry Enoch

On Thursday, September 10, United Way of the Coastal Empire will kick-off an annual campaign unlike any other in our 82-year history. Due to the pandemic, this campaign will run almost entirely online, via video-conferencing, socially distanced-presentations, and with creative…

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COVID-19 Agency Emergency Grant Highlights

------At the onset of the pandemic, we recognized that our funded agency partners would face significant challenges to their operations and finances related to COVID-19, including increased demand for essential services like shelter, food, childcare and emergency financial assistance; costs…

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SAVANNAH, GA (August 3, 2020) – United Way of the Coastal Empire has awarded a $28,000 grant to the Effingham County Board of Education. The fund will be used to purchase 100 Chromebooks to ensure students in need have access…

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3.5 hours.  That’s how long I sat in my idling car snaking through the parking lot to get my COVID test, with hundreds of fellow Savannahians in their idling cars.  Frustrated, grumpy, and thankfully COVID-free, I bemoaned the state of…

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More Than Family

Our President and CEO Brynn Grant recently received a gift of the most meaningful, and emotional, kind. Brynn’s mother, Kathryn Racanelli Haymans, died unexpectedly in July 2004. For more than 40 years, she played bridge in a local club of…

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SAVANNAH, GA (June 24, 2020) – United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today the promotion of Jennifer Darsey to Vice President of Direct Services and Impact. Darsey is responsible for overseeing the organization's offering of direct services, expanding funding for…

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Proposed Budget Cuts Jeopardize Nonprofits

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way partner agencies have been working tirelessly to respond to the urgent and rapidly changing needs of our community. Now, as the State of Georgia proposes across-the-board budget cuts, local nonprofit agencies may lose substantial…

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