Valdosta Day of Caring in Valdosta Magazine

Volunteers from local businesses joined the Greater Valdosta United Way’s partner agencies for the annual “Day of Caring” this past summer. The Day of Caring is a day where people give back and show how to do good through helping one another and families in need. The day also increases the awareness of the local […]

Greater United Way of Valdosta Cuts Ribbon On New Facility

The Greater Valdosta United Way welcomes you to our new offices at 1609 N. Patterson Street right here in Valdosta, Georgia. With this new facility, we strive to create positive change in our community by bringing resources together to help people and we recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce […]

LAMP Celebrates 35 Years!

In 1984, the Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, or LAMP, was created and today, 35 years later, the organization is celebrating!  This celebration not only recognizes the age of the organization but also the tremendous growth that has occurred during that period. Yurshema Flanders, interim shelter director, said the agency has grown tremendously since its […]

The Importances of Companies Partnering with Nonprofits

Recently, the Executive Director of the Greater Valdosta United Way, Michael Smith, discussed how important companies partnering with nonprofits is and how it really helps the community with the folks over at Valdosta CEO. Interested in seeing the interview? Click Here

South Georgia Medical Center Employees Donate to the GVUW

On October 17, the Care Share Committee of South Georgia Medical Center handed Michael Smith, Executive Director of the Greater Valdosta United Way, a check amounting to $62,895. During the 2019 year, SGMC employees donated the funds collectively. Interested in finding out more, Click Here!

Valdosta-Lowndes Economy Update

Valdosta-Lowndes County is below average when compared to 14 peer communities. Overall Valdosta-Lowndes County ranked 13th out of 15 counties, which is down from 11th place.

Third Annual Time Out for Bowling Tournament

The Third Annual Time Out for Bowling tournament was held at Jac’s Bowling Lanes on September 13. The tournament is between businesses and individuals who wish to go up against one another to raise money for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out (ACTO). ACTO is a non-profit agency that assists caregiving families of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. The […]

South Georgia chapter of Southeastern Credit Union Hosts Greater Valdosta United Way

Michael Smith, the Greater Valdosta United Way executive director, was a guest speaker at the South Georgia chapter of Southeastern Credit Union’s quarterly meeting located at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. Michael Smith served and still serves in leadership positions in local private and non-profit organizations.  Smith presented information on the role that United Way plays […]

4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Valdosta, Georgia Registration and Lunch 11am Shotgun Start 12:30pm Refreshments and Reception immediately following golf tournament Price $300 per three player team includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, lunch and reception For sponsorship and registration forms download here: Sponsorship Application Registration Form Or, contact Melissa Register at […]