United Way Annual Campaign
The Beaufort County School District is a proud participant in the United Way Annual Campaign and following programs:
Read Indeed! Read Indeed is an early grade reading initiative. With the help of volunteer tutors and AmeriCorps members, United Way of the Lowcountry’s Early Grade Reading Initiative works with Pre-K through third graders to help ensure children are prepared for success in school. Read Indeed! offers one-on-one, in-person and virtual tutoring at 10 locations in Beaufort and Jasper County elementary schools.
Operation Backpack Starting the school year with proper school supplies puts a child in the mindset to succeed right from the very first day of class. That’s why United Way of the Lowcountry Women United is working to break any barriers that might prevent a student from succeeding in school.
Summer Book Distribution The United Way of the Lowcountry’s efforts to help improve student reading skills don’t stop at the end of the school year. The United Way partners with a number of organizations — including The Pat Conroy Literacy Center, Pi Phi, the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County/Beaufort County Library System and the Beaufort County School District — to help minimize the loss of learning that occurs when young minds sit idle during the summer. Last year, more than 23,000 books were distributed to students of all ages in the Lowcountry.
HelpLine: 843.524.4357. The United Way of the Lowcountry’s HELPLINE offers health and human services information, referral, advocacy and support to help callers find the assistance they need to address the everyday challenges of living as well as those that develop during times of disaster and other community emergencies. By working closely with our funded agencies, we ensure the HELPLINE does not duplicate services. Last year, 5,454 referrals were provided to our neighbors through their helpline.
Did you know if you donate to the United Way, you are eligible to volunteer to serve on the Community Impact Committee. Your services will help to review applications submitted by local nonprofit agencies, conduct site visits and interviews with agency leaders and determine which ones will receive United Way funding. Find out more by visiting the United Way of the Lowcountry's website and learn more about their programs and affiliations at these links: United Way Community Impact; United Way Palmetto Society; United Way Funded Programs.
BCSD Employee Participation
This year's campaign begins Monday, October 25, and ends on Monday, November 22, 2021. Payroll deductions run January through May 2022. Employees will receive information, including a link to an online pledge form from Cristin Casper, Community Services Coordinator, on Monday, October 25.
Employees must login to the intranet to donate online.
If preferred, paper forms will be available at each school for staff members who do not have access to district e-mail or who did not receive the link to the online pledge form. If you are an employee without an e-mail address but are interested in donating, please contact your school campaign manager or principal. Completed forms should be returned via interoffice mail to the Cristin Casper, Communication Office, by November 22, 2021. Cristin can be reached by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have other questions.
Our district goals this year are to have 10 percent, or approximately 200, of our district employees make a contribution (every $1 counts!) and to have five new contributors. Come on BCSD, we can do this!