Join Trident United Way to thank teachers and school staff across Tri-County

Special recognition aimed at uplifting those who are on the frontlines helping our children during challenging times


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Trident United Way invites people across the Tri-County to thank teachers and school staff for a job well done as they embark on duties which will be vastly different than ever before.

The Teacher Thank-a-Thon runs from now through August 15th. We’re inviting everyone to go to this website and fill out a thank you to a teacher or school support worker. Trident United Way also has postcard-sized forms if people prefer to handwrite a message. We will distribute these thank you notes to our Tri-County school districts later in the fall.

The upcoming school year will bring unique challenges and Trident United Way wants to rally community support to give our teachers and staff a warm welcome back, no matter whether teachers or students are in the classroom or learning virtually.

Click below for 2 downloadable soundbites from Kathleen Stevens/Trident United Way Sr. Advancement Officer

“It is so easy for anyone in our area to go online and fill out a digital card that will be sent to our teachers and staff in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. It means so much for our teachers and staff to feel appreciated," Stevens said. "For them to receive a physical postcard with those notes of encouragement, I think will mean the world in such a weird and difficult time that we are all in."

Education is one of three focus areas for Trident United Way, along with Financial Stability and Health. We are working with community partners to identify innovative programs and resources for our Tri-County community that support parents, connect families with programs and resources as well as make sure all children are kindergarten ready by age five. 

Trident United Way is more grateful for our teachers and support staff than ever before and hopes the community can stand UNITED behind a successful and safe upcoming school year.





Celebrating 75 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation through collective impact in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity.