My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for United Way of Pickens County, Easley, SC, USA
I was an intern at the United Way of Pickens County this past summer, from May - August 2015. My experience at this United Way was second to none, and opened my eyes to all of the wonderful things this small but mighty staff does within the community.
I saw firsthand, the dedication and passion the staff has in their mission and work. This is not just a 9-5 job for them, but a way to make a significant change. In the 3 short months I was able to help, the United Way of Pickens County funded a revolutionary summer learning-loss camp with the partnership of the YMCA and school system. They raised over 1,000 books in a book drive, met their goal of raising almost 1 million dollars, initiated the first women's leadership council and coordinated with it's founding members, among many, many other things.
My internship at the United Way of Pickens County was one of the most positive experiences throughout my college career, and has made me want to pursue a job that makes a difference, and gets me excited to wake up in the morning. As Julie Capaldi, the president, said to me that stuck with me "you should run to work, and walk home."