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JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER





TUW Hosts SC Legislative Outlook
State Legislators Talk Education, Public Policy
In anticipation of the second regular session of the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly convening on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Trident United Way hosted a Legislative Outlook with local representatives to state government on Tuesday, December 5. In addition to Trident United Way's Public Policy Council, select members from the general public were in attendance. Legislators remarked that 2017 was a particularly busy year in state government and they don't anticipate the pace to slow in 2018. 

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Poverty Simulation Opens Eyes for Education/Health Community
At 8 am on the morning of Dec. 1st, approximately 60 education and health professionals and community members gathered together in a conference room to take part in a Community Poverty Simulation, orchestrated by Trident United Way. Thirty minutes later, the room was humming with chatter and motion as the participants, who had been split into family units of every shape and size, tried to follow directions for their first week in the simulated month. They had to get kids to school, get to work, pay bills, buy food, visit the bank and apply for social services. People were scrambling to form long lines, concerned about the number of transportation passes they had (each trip anywhere but school took one pass) and how long each task was taking. 

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5,500 Volunteers Turn Out for Trident United Way's 17th Annual Day of Caring
More than 5,500 volunteers showed up to schools and nonprofit agencies throughout the Tri-County area on Friday to participate in Trident United Way's 17th annual Day of Caring. Donning blue Day of Caring shirts, volunteer groups from 133 companies completed 277 projects occuring from Awendaw to St. Stephen and Wadmalaw and everywhere in between. 



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Trident United Way's AmeriCorps members held their seventh annual Bags of Joy Donation Drive to benefit the families of 11 Title 1 schools across the Tri-County area. Donations of basic toiletries were collected and distributed to students during the holiday season. Top Row (L to R): Sherri, Denise Henderson, Shanez Scott, Second Row (L to R): Rostina Mincey, Fanessa Roundtree, Angie Williams, Ebony Campbell Bottom Row (L to R): Mike Whisenant, Jacqueline Grant, Group Photo

Want to learn more about joining AmeriCorps? 
Contact Joselyn Johnson at jjohnson@tuw.org