To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities in Northwest Georgia.
Purpose: Bringing volunteers and organizations together to expand the services offered to our community and enrich volunteer's lives. There is so much more to United Way of Northwest Georgia than our fundraising. Together we can do what no agency or investor can do alone. Our core business is community impact- United Way works to create sustained changes in Northwest Georgia by coordinating with whatever businesses, individuals, organizations, and governments that can play a role in bettering the lives of individuals in our community. Matching individual and group volunteers to local agencies, year-round: · Call 211 from a landline phone or 706.226.help(4357) from a cell phone. Our Volunteer Services Coordinator will assist you in finding you a volunteer opportunity that matches your interests, desires, and passions with a community need. · Log on the United Way of Northwest Georgia Community Connection online database, www.community.ourunitedway.org. This online tool matches volunteers with needs in our local community.
Corporate Volunteerism United Way also facilitates corporate volunteer programs by helping local businesses and organizations realize the benefits of corporate volunteerism, and match employee knowledge, skills, and abilities to local needs which impact our community. Volunteer Event Management For 2006 United Way will bring hundreds of volunteers together for the following events-
Multicultural Festival -honoring MLK Jr. January 21, 2006 Hands on Georgia week October 2-7, 2006 Make a Difference Day October 31, 2006 Volunteer Recognition Each year during National Volunteer Week in April, United Way honors local volunteers by awarding the following: Connie Woodward Award for Volunteerism in Whitfield County Elaine Butler Award for Volunteerism in Murray County Individual & Group Awards for Youth Volunteers
"The highest reward for a person's work is not what they get for it, but what they become because of it." -John Ruskin, Victorian era philosopher