10 Ways to Serve Your Local Community Right Now

United Way of Northwest Georgia steps up whenever our community needs us.

Our Community Partners are on the front lines, and we are constantly working alongside them to provide accurate information and vital services for those struggling to get by during this crisis.

We are committed to standing with our community and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.


It may seem like not much can be done right now, but there are still ways for you to better our community while also flattening the curve.


10 Ways to Serve Your Local Community Right Now:



1) Call the elderly or at-risk to see if you can get them their groceries or just check-in and see how they are doing 


2) Check-in with people in general - isolation is hard on our mental health 


3) Write letters - to classmates, relatives, friends, or residents in assisted living centers


4) Donate money to your local food pantries like United Way Community Partner, The Salvation Army.

Doing this will help The Salvation Army purchase necessary food to help stock their food pantry with items that families in our community need.


5) Video conference in place of in-person meetings


6) Donate a package of toilet paper.

You can drop off at United Way of Northwest Georgia’s office - 816 S. Thornton Ave, Dalton, GA 30720.

United Way Community Partner, Meals on Wheels really needs to deliver toilet paper to the homebound elderly. 


*please make sure toilet paper is packaged. We WILL NOT accept already opened toilet paper or unpackaged individual rolls.*


7) Support your community by shopping locally through gift cards, pick-up, or delivery.


8) Practice social distancing - stay home, if possible


9) Exercise - take a walk around the block or enjoy indoor exercise activities. Exercise is proven to boost your mood and increase your energy.


10) Donate to United Way of Northwest Georgia’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Funds raised will help our Community Partners on the front lines of this crisis have the extra support they need during the crisis and recovery.


Click Here to Donate


Together, we will overcome these uncertain times by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected.