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.

SMITH: We must come together as a community

We live in the most blessed country, during the most blessed time in history, but Americans are more stressed and depressed than ever. People have 1,000 Facebook friends but not five people they can count on in times of need. Suicide is up, and church attendance is down. We have to ask big questions, think […]

Food Truck Crawl: Downtown gathering brings mental health awareness

Activities were in full swing Thursday as people gathered downtown for Food Truck Crawl, which included a mental health awareness campaign. Downtown Valdosta Main Street partnered with the Greater Valdosta United Way for a recurring food crawl. People not only sampled food from the various food trucks and listened to the live tunes of Mainstream […]

6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 4-Player Scramble Tuesday, November 16, 2021   Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta GA Price: $500 / 4 Player Team For Sponsorship and Registration Forms contact: Melissa Register at (229) 242-2208 or

Organizations come together to host Mental Health Awareness night in Valdosta

Community organizations are coming together for a Mental Health Awareness Night. The goal is to showcase mental, emotional, and spiritual resources that are available here in South Georgia. This is a collaboration between greater Valdosta United Way, Leadership Lowndes, city and county government, as well as partner agencies and professionals. These organizations and health professionals […]

SMITH: Nonprofits need support from local leaders

Dear Local Elected Leaders: In planning for the upcoming Greater Valdosta United Way campaign, we took a look back at the past year. During the pandemic, many were not working or working from home, working harder than ever. Local nonprofits were forced to cancel annual fundraisers. Essential workers such as health care workers were at […]

Greater Valdosta United Way ready to kick off annual fundraising campaign

Greater Valdosta United Way is getting ready to kick off its annual campaign  Sep 10, which will benefit many of the organizations in South Georgia. Executive Director Michael Smith said they haven’t reached one million in donations in more than a decade. He hopes this year, that’ll change. All money raised will be distributed to […]

United Way breakfast kicks off annual campaign

Greater Valdosta United Way is hosting its annual breakfast next month in order to connect with businesses to take concrete steps toward reaching its $1 million fundraising goal. The organization is sponsoring a breakfast 7-9 a.m., Sept. 10, at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Family YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road. Michael Smith, executive director, said the United Way […]

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