It’s hard to believe that we are already gearing up for the 2020 United Way campaign! Pacesetter campaigns are running, and results are being tallied. Looking back, we have had some pretty amazing things happen over the last year. Even during a global pandemic, the community and its leadership have stepped up and are making United Way a priority – because many of their employees count on United Way services.
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At United Way of Northwest Georgia, our goal is to improve the lives of families and individuals by supporting education, basic needs, and health.
You’ve made it through the highs and lows of an unusual spring and summer, and just as you’re about to settle into a new school routine…and now it’s time to have something to celebrate!
Every year, thousands of employees are involved in United Way workplace giving campaigns that improve the education, basic needs, and health of individuals and families within our community.
Times are so uncertain right now, and it has been far from “business as usual” for many in our community, especially for corporations, small businesses, and our school systems. Many are facing budget cuts, decreases in staffing, limited inventory, and other unique challenges. United Way and our community partners are no exception. We have had to make some difficult decisions along the way, but more than anything, we want our community to know that we are still in business-- the business of Building Better Futures.
The Fourth of July weekend is an exciting weekend of summer that involves family and friends coming together with yummy food, fun outdoor activities, and celebrating America's independence.
The first day of summer is right around the corner! The Summer Solstice, otherwise known as the Longest Day of the Year, is on June 20th this year, which means the return of longer, sunnier evenings!
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. United Way of Northwest Georgia employees and volunteers alike keep these three words at the top of mind whenever conversation around our mission arises around town. We must always be ready to share our “elevator speech” (or for our community, hallway speech may be more appropriate). We continually remind ourselves and anyone that will listen how important it is to be a cheerleader for this very special community. We all contribute in our own way.
Angie came to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program when she found herself raising her grandson due to a difficult family situation.
Angie’s past had been very difficult and she, herself, had suffered a great deal of trauma.She did not want her grandson to experience the same hardships that she and her children had in the past.
Today is Mother’s Day. During these unprecedented times, I think we could all use a reason to celebrate the amazing women in our lives!
For many moms, these times have been even more challenging as they have taken on new roles - homeschooling their children, tending to daily household tasks, and for many mothers, also working from home.