NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Trident United Way staff and volunteers braved the cold and took to Main Street in Moncks Corner to raise awareness and thank donors for the annual GivingTuesday event - presented by Dominion Energy.
GivingTuesday is a day celebrated globally where the community is asked to come together to financially support a special cause.
This year, all proceeds from the fundraising efforts will go to Trident United Way’s Resource Connection Centers in Summerville and Moncks Corner. Please click here to support this special cause.
Both facilities provide navigation help and agency referrals to clients who need assistance in the forms of financial, food, utilities and housing. Due to COVID-19, assistance requests to our Resource Connection Centers and 211 Resource Line are at record levels.
Click below for downloadable video and soundbites from Amy Maciariello / Trident United Way strategy and innovation director.
SOUNDBITE #1 “We just want to say thank you and celebrate the amazing work our connection centers do every day. We just want to thank our donors because without our donors, this wouldn’t be possible so we’re just out here to say thank you.”
SOUNDBITE #2 “Our Resource Connection Centers see need all the time but this year it’s been greater than ever due to the increased needs of COVID-19 we’ve seen record number of callers. So we’re out here today raising funds to support that very important work.”
Resource Connection Center record totals (past three months)
- Nearly 800 people served
- Nearly 1700 services provided
- Nearly 900 phone referrals
Established in 2012 as a kickoff to the holiday giving season, GivingTuesday happens on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has become a worldwide philanthropic event.
About Trident United Way - Celebrating more than 76 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity.