Tackling Mental Health: Former NFL player Adrian Peterson visits students

The students at J.L. Lomax Elementary School had a special visitor Friday, former Chicago Bears running back Adrian N. Peterson. Author of “Don’t Dis My Abilities,” Peterson spoke to the kids about the importance of education and maintaining mental health. He touched on his battle with his speech impediment and shared details of how he […]

United Way holds charity golf tournament

The Greater Valdosta United Way held its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.  “The tournament was a great success, and all profits raised from this tournament went towards the 2022 United Way campaign,” United Way representatives said in a statement. “We would like to thank Kinderlou Forest Golf Club for hosting […]

SMITH: United Way promotes holiday volunteering

I encourage everyone, healthy and able to get reengaged in the community this holiday season. Think about how you can help others and give some time and money back. Ring the bell for the Salvation Army, pack food boxes at Second Harvest, or donate items to families at LAMP or The Haven. The nonprofits in […]

Southeastern donates to United Way

Southeastern Credit Union presented the Greater Valdosta United Way with what the nonprofit’s representatives call “an amazing contribution.” “The Greater Valdosta United Way is thankful for the support from Southeastern and appreciates all they do for the community and South Georgia. They are a true community partner,” said Michael Smith, Greater Valdosta United Way executive […]

Giving to top charities rose 3.7% in 2020, driven by wealthy

In the wake of the most devastating public-health emergency in a century and the resulting economic uncertainty, Americans provided more charitable dollars to United Way Worldwide than any other nonprofit focused on direct aid, followed by the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to new rankings by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The […]

Day of Caring: Volunteers partner for community service projects

October 20th, volunteers flooded the Valdosta streets to participate in the annual Day of Caring event. On this special day, United Way partners including The Living Bridges, The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta, The Haven, Lowndes County Family YMCA, The Humane Society of Valdosta/ Lowndes County, Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Second Harvest […]

Valdosta Daily Times: Day of Caring – Volunteers partner for community service projects

More than 100 volunteers were scattered throughout the city Friday, helping nonprofits for the annual Day of Caring event. The Greater Valdosta United Way regularly sponsors the collaborative effort to benefit organizations through community projects. Staff from local businesses give their time to sorting donations, painting, organizing and cleaning and performing other tasks for nonprofits. […]

United Way Featured on WALB for Day of Caring Projects

Bright and early, volunteers gathered for “Day of Caring.” City and county workers, and South Georgia Medical Center staff, pitched in with clean-up, landscaping, and organizing. Volunteers packed more than a thousand boxes for seniors at Second Harvest Food Bank. The YMCA, Humane Society, and Haven also had projects that volunteers helped with. Volunteers from […]

United Way Featured in Valdosta Scene November 2021

Greater Valdosta United Way has been featured in Valdosta Scene Magazine’s November 2021 Edition. To view this edition of the magazine, click the image above or click here. For more about Valdosta Scene Magazine and Valdosta Daily Times, click here.

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