United Way, Moody host Day of Caring

The Greater Valdosta United Way partnered with Moody Air Force Base for a multi-county Day of Caring. The day started with a kickoff at the Miracle League field at Freedom Park at 7 a.m. with coffee, donuts and snacks. The project included 250 Moody airmen and United Way volunteers working together at different nonprofits in […]

United Way, Moody host Day of Caring

The Greater Valdosta United Way partnered with Moody Air Force Base for a multi-county Day of Caring. The day started with a kickoff at the Miracle League field at Freedom Park at 7 a.m. with coffee, donuts and snacks. The project included 250 Moody airmen and United Way volunteers working together at different nonprofits in […]

Turner Center Art Park hosts live and local music

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host musical guest Naturally Southern for a Music in the Art Park concert on Fri., May 13 from 7-9 p.m. in the Art Park located at 605 N. Patterson St. This live concert will be sponsored by Greater Valdosta United Way and is free to the public. […]

Moody Airmen Volunteer with Greater Valdosta United Way Day of Caring

It was a chance to give back to the community when Airmen from Moody Air Force Base volunteered at 14 local nonprofit agencies as part of the Greater Valdosta United Way Day of Caring on May 9, 2022. More than 245 Moody Airmen gave their time and talents to complete various projects, including landscaping and […]

Life After Basketball: Former NBA player shares mental health journey

Retired NBA player Jumaine Jones had a real conversation with meet and greet attendees. Jones said growing up with basketball was his only escape from reality. “Basketball saved my life. When I retired in 2015, I went into a deep depression because my coping method was gone,” Jones said, during a recent Valdosta visit. The […]

Annual Report 2021 Introduction

For almost seven decades, the Greater Valdosta United Way has remained steadfast in its mission to create positive change by connecting people with resources that improve their daily lives. Now serving Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Ware counties, the GVUW continues to implement long-term solutions that improve education, income stability, […]

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s been two years of massive disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased worries and anxieties. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, more than 1.4 million adults in Georgia have a mental health condition. Considered by many health professionals as the “new pandemic,” in 2021, 44% of adults in Georgia reported having symptoms […]

Felicia Kohler – A Journey to Self Sufficiency

Thanks to assistance from the United Way and partner agencies, Felicia Kohler, 35, is now headed in the right direction. A single mom with five children—Yelena, Giselle, Emma, Jurnei, and Nathan—Kohler is clinging to the motto, “hand-up, not hand-out.” Her life-changing journey started when Kohler met Darcy Gunter, co-founder of Living Bridges Ministry. A Christian-based […]

Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta – Enhancing Student Academic Success

For more than 75 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta has provided children with a place of safety, enrichment, and opportunity to become productive, caring, and responsible adults. Serving more than 1,000 children and teens daily across six sites in Lowndes and Brooks counties, the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta offers afterschool […]

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