United Way, The Hope Box sponsors Safe Haven training in Valdosta

The Valdosta Fire Department’s (VFD) three-day educational training program on the Safe Haven law ended on Thursday. The Greater Valdosta United Way and The Hope Box, a nonprofit organization based out of Acworth, sponsored the training.  The Hope Box works to educate the public on the issues of infant abandonment, including reasons for abandonment, the […]

Teaching Young Writers: Cheryl Carvajal receives art award

Dr. Cheryl Carvajal, teacher and writer, has been named the Art Educator of the Year.  This is the third time the award was given this year Carvajal received the honor Monday afternoon during a reception at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. She was gifted with a miniature typewriter.  Having been with the […]

Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series returns, May 3-7

The lunch-time concert series is back at Downtown Valdosta on Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. The Brown Bag Lunch Concert series, hosted by Main Street Office, is open and free to the general public! The series features the live performance of a different band each day, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on […]

Day of Caring: Community partners assist nonprofits

Volunteers worked to serve the needs of nonprofits that meet the needs of the local community last week.  Almost 100 representatives from local businesses and organizations came together to serve eight agencies during the Great Valdosta United Way’s annual Day of Caring.  Volunteers helped the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Lowndes Associated Ministries to […]

Chamber presents annual awards

The annual Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce awards celebration sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union was held at Rainwater Conference Center. The event took both a hybrid format with individuals attending socially distanced in person and virtually through a live stream from Event Point. The first award presented was the Industry Innovation award which recognized […]

Virtual workshop series targets nonprofits

Greater Valdosta United Way participated in the first session of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Series. The Greater Valdosta United Way started the virtual four-part series via Zoom. Staff from local and other Georgia nonprofits joined the conversation on the phases of a nonprofit. Sayge Medlin of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the […]

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