Agency Spotlight: The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta

The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta is a part of Greater Valdosta United Way’s agency partners.  With two Valdosta, Ga locations and one Quitman, Ga location, the Boys and Girls Club have been a part of Valdosta’s community for over 75 years.  Through their work, programs have been built around character and leadership, education, […]

Agency Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit organization that works in local communities across all 50 states and approximately 70 countries.  Habitat for Humanity works toward a goal of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. By building strength, stability and self-reliance with families in need of housing.  Each local Habitat’s family […]

SGMC Foundation donates masks to Greater Valdosta United Way

The South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Foundation delivered 5,000 masks to Greater Valdosta United Way on Wednesday. In July, SGMC Foundation started the “10K Mask Challenge” to help raise money to purchase 10,000 reusable cloth masks for people in need. Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation executive director, says the foundation raised about $30,000. “We are very […]

Agency Spotlight: The YMCA

Greater Valdosta United Way is a proud supporter of the Valdosta- Lowndes County Family YMCA.  Established on the mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, the YMCA is a place where family and friends can go to bond.  The “Y” is the nation’s […]

Agency Spotlight: The Haven

The Haven is a local non-profit agency that provides shelter and services to victims of family violence and sexual assault. The agency has two emergency facilities; The Battered Women’s Shelter and the Rape Crisis Center. The Battered Women’s Shelter serves victims of family violence, and the Rape Crisis Center serves victims of sexual assault. Both […]

United Way to kick off 2021 campaign

United Way is sponsoring a campaign kick-off breakfast 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the YMCA gym, 2424 Gornto Road, for Fiscal Year 2021. With a goal of $850,000, funding from the campaign will help organizations serve needs such as homelessness, hunger, disability, caregiving and education. In an effort to help the non-profits push through […]

Agency Spotlight: The American Red Cross of South Georgia

  Terri Jenkins joined the Red Cross in 2007. In April 2009, Terri became Executive Director of the Valdosta Chapter and one year later, was appointed Executive Director of the American Red Cross of South Georgia. She has worked in the nonprofit arena for over 20 years in Valdosta. The Red Cross supports local communities […]

South GeorgiaLEADS announces leadership Class of 2020-2021

Thirty-two participants have joined the 2020-2021 class of South GeorgiaLEADS.  The participants from across South Georgia are committed to engaging the issues South Georgia faces on a daily basis. In partnership with Valdosta State University, the Board of Directors of South GeorgiaLEADS proudly announced the new class of leaders.  “On behalf of the board of […]

Wild Adventures partners with United Way to “PLAY United”

Greater Valdosta United Way has teamed up with Wild Adventures for a “PLAY United” discount admissions ticket event.  Each single-day admissions ticket is available for purchase through August 31 and is $30, a 40 percent discount. Tickets are available for purchase at both Miller Hardware locations in Valdosta and at Jimmy John’s locations in Valdosta, […]