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Initiatives

Stuff the Bus:

United Way of Lee County conducts the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive each summer to collect school supplies for children living in Lee County. During the drive, businesses in the area display donation bins and encourage customers and employees to donate supplies. Supplies are then distributed to children attending Auburn City, Lee County, and Opelika City schools whose families are unable to purchase school supplies. United Way desires for all children in Lee county to begin school with the necessary tools to succeed. 

 

How you can get involved:

1. Donate Supplies or Host a Collection - Click here for a list of our most needed supplies!
2. Financial Contributions- $50 covers the cost of a new backpack and supplies for one child. You can donate via Venmo @UnitedWayofLeeCountyAL or our website (here). 
3. Shop our Amazon wish list here!

 

Donations are being collected from May 1st through June 18th and may be dropped off at any of our partner drop off locations. This year, we are proud to have the following businesses as drop-off locations:

Auburn University Alumni Center:
317 S College St, Auburn, AL 36849
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:45-4:45

 

Auburn Chamber of Commerce:
714 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00

 

Auburn Therapy and Learning Center:
2408 E University Dr #109, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00-6:00

 

BancorpSouth:
807 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00

 

CenterState Bank:
1605 E University Dr, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00, Saturday from 8:30-noon

 

CenterState Bank:
2443 Enterprise Dr, Opelika, AL 36801
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00

 

Hubert & Grace Harris Center (Auburn Parks and Rec):
425 Perry St, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00

 

Huff Smith Law
687 N Dean Road, Suite 200, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00

 

Lifesouth Community Blood Center
505 E Thomason Circle, Opelika, AL 36801
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:00-7:00, Friday from 9:00-5:00, Saturday from 9:00-3:00, Sunday from noon-5:00

 

Max Credit Union:
3021 Frederick Rd, Opelika, AL 36801
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:00-4:00, Friday from 9:00-5:00

 

Opelika Chamber of Commerce:
601 Ave A, Opelika, AL 36801
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00

 

Opelika Sportsplex:
1001 Andrews Rd, Opelika, AL 36801
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 5:00am-9:00pm, Saturday from 8:00-5:00, Sunday from 1:00-5:00

 

Rexnord:
1600 Pumphrey Ave, Auburn, AL 36832
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00

 

TRINDGROUP:
824 E Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
Business Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00

 

 

Photo of woman wrapping a child in a blanket

Share Programs:

Opelika Share and Project Share assist qualified elderly and disabled individuals facing financial challeges with payment on a utility bill.

Fan Program:

Each summer, United Way of Lee County distributes fans to qualified applicants who cannot afford any type of cooling or air conditioning.

FamilyWize:

The FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card enables individuals and families to receive discounted pricing on prescription drugs. It can offer immediate savings on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies for those without health insurance, during deductible periods and for prescription medicine not covered by health insurance, Medicare and other benefit plans. 

Disaster Services:

United Way of Lee County is committed to serving our community in times of disaster. 2-1-1 Community Connections works with local agencies to ensure families impacted by a disaster are connected to immediate relief resources. United Way also works with the Lee County Emergency Management Agency to set up Volunteer Reception Centers (VRC) if a major event occurs. A VRC helps to organize, document, and mobilize large numbers of spontaneous volunteers.