Local Spotlight: United Way of Southwest Georgia

October 12th, 2020 by
Have you ever dreamed of improving the lives of members in your community but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? Thanks to the United Way of Southwest Georgia, helping members of your community has never been easier.

Keep reading to learn about United Way of Southwest Georgia and how you can get involved!


What Is United Way of Southwest Georgia?

Community Coming TogetherUnited Way of Southwest Georgia is an organization that serves to improve the lives of community members. While it works to create change in several areas, there are four pillars that they focus on:

  • Education
  • Income
  • Health
  • Basic needs

Within these areas of focus, United Way of Southwest Georgia provides the resources, funds, and education needed for those who may be experiencing hardship to get back on their feet and continue moving forward.


What Do They Do?

With the help of others, United Way of Southwest Georgia aids individuals who may be experiencing a hardship. For example, they prepare young children for long-term success through their education program.

With the goal of minimizing the number of high school dropouts, they work with students of all ages to set them up for education success. Some of the ways United Way of Southwest Georgia helps with education is by providing school supplies to students, bringing in reading volunteers, providing mentors to students, and more.

Food Bank

Another way that United Way of Southwest Georgia helps improve the lives of community members is through basic need support. This may include food, clothing, and shelter.

This is accomplished through free food distributions, seminars on housing and homeownership, and assistance through emergency relief financial programs.

If you need immediate assistance and can’t wait until an event, use their 2-1-1 hotline to receive referral information for local services like:

  • Food banks and clothing closets
  • Shelters
  • Physical and mental health resources
  • Child and elderly care support

United Way of Southwest Georgia is here to support community members with nearly every aspect of their lives.


How to Get Involved

Mentoring a Student With so many services provided by United Way of Southwest Georgia, they are always in need of community assistance. Luckily, they make getting involved easy.

Community members are invited to volunteer their time to help events run smoothly. This could include volunteering to help run a food or clothing drive or mentoring a student in an after-school program.

Since a large portion of their community impact involves distributing funds to local community resources, United Way of Southwest Georgia is always accepting donations.

Unable to donate time or funds? Learn how you can advocate on United Way of Southwest Georgia’s behalf.


Learn More Today

United Way of Southwest Georgia works to create positive change within the community through their many programs and efforts.

To learn more about their programs, fundraising, or volunteer opportunities, head over their Facebook page to see what you can do to leave a lasting, positive mark on your community.

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