Talladega County has two United Way organizations, one covering the north end of the county, and the other the southern end, while St. Clair County is part of the five-county United Way of Central Alabama. All three organizations focus on funding local agencies.
South Talladega County’s goal this year is to raise at least $93,000, North Talladega County set a goal of $110,000 and St. Clair County is looking for a total of $267,650.
In South Talladega County, funds raised go to support The ARC, Boys Club of Sylacauga, Boy Scouts of America, Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement, Children’s Emergency Fund (DHR), American Red Cross, Little League/Babe Ruth youth baseball, the Exceptional Children Program, and Alabama Childhood Food Solutions.
United Way of Central Alabama supports 13 agencies in the county, including the ARC of St. Clair County, the Pell City Needy School Children’s Fund, Christian Love Pantry, St. Clair County Children’s Advocacy Center, the St. Clair County Day Program, the Literacy Council, and in recent years, 29 agencies located outside the county that served St. Clair residents.
In North Talladega County, donations help 19 local agencies and programs, including the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Red Door Kitchen, the ARC, 4H Council, Child Advocacy Center-Palmer Place, Babe Ruth Baseball, Rural Relief, Rainbow Mountain Moms, Lincoln Food Pantry, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FIRST Family Services and others.
United Way asks for a “fair share” donation, the equivalent of one hour’s pay per month, and we hope residents will consider taking part. Donations are tax-deductible, and help organizations help your neighbors in a variety of ways.