United Way of Stephens County hosts signature events every year that encourage positive change and improve the community. We have a wide variety of events from our annual BBQ Showdown to our Day of Caring many more in between.
The United Way of Stephens County kicks off their annual campaign at halftime of the first Duncan Demon home football game. This traditional kickoff is paired with the Annual BBQ Showdown at Fuqua Park where teams will compete against each other in multiple categories including a meat, sides or desserts. This is such an exciting event we host that gets people from our community involved in supporting our 11 partner agencies by participating in a friendly competition and tasting some delicious barbecue. The event cost for spectators to sample all the competitor’s food is $10 per wristband for adults and $5 per wristband for children 10 and under.
Day of Caring
You won’t want to miss this fun and rewarding day of community-wide volunteerism and beautification in May. Join us as we work to give our local hard working non-profit organizations a helping hand. Encourage your employees, co-workers, friends, and neighbors to sign up for this day to give back to your community!
Make Your Heart Sing
This virtual competition is for anyone over the age of 12 to either sing a song or play an instrument. Contestants will face off each week with other contestants. The winner is determined by the number of votes received. Each vote is a $1.00 donation with the winner moving on to the final round of competition.
Contestants will simply submit a YOUTUBE video to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. The first place winner will receive $1000 and the runner up will receive $500.00 in prize money.
This Community Diaper Drive is an important resource for local families in need. United Way has partnered with Christians Concerned, Marlow Samaritans, Christian Helping Hands and the Stephens County Health Dept. to make diapers available while supplies last. Over the past year, the unemployment rate increased and there were even times when basic need supplies were not available in stores. It is estimated that families in need fall 15-20 diapers short each month. With the help of the community, the United Way is wanting to relive the burden of diaper needs by keeping babies clean, dry and healthy while creating financial and emotional breathing room for families.
Breakfast with Santa
The North Pole is making a special stop in Duncan!
Santa will be joining the United Way of Stephens County at Applebee's for a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser on Saturday Dec.10, 2022 from 8:00 to 10:00 am.
Each child will receive a special souvenir from Santa himself and pictures are allowed using your cellphone.
Some tickets will be available at the door, cash only.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and each person that attends must have a ticket.
Get your tickets early as seating is limited.