2020 Reflection: We truly are
2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges. We have all seen and felt so much, and we have lived through so much. But through it all, what we learned is that Northeast Georgians are stronger when we work together, and that we are better united. We know this because you proved it time and again. Thank you.
"We had a family with 4 children reach out to us that has never had to ask for help before...We started delivering [food] every Wednesday to help this family that had never been in a situation of need before."

iServe Ministries, a COVID-19 Community Response Fund recipient
"Thank you so much for United Way's donation to our Bridge to Home program! It truly makes a local impact for families experiencing homelessness and working hard toward a bright future for themselves and their children."

Athens Area Homeless Shelter,
a 2021 Grant Recipient
A Story To Tell
Women United's 17th annual Power of the Purse was a success! This year, the co-author of The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Carol Aebersold, joined us to share her own excitement for reading and storytelling. She learned at an early age to appreciate the magic of stories in books, and her company continues to encourage the sharing of stories.

Reading together with your children is like sharing a meal together, and just as important.

Across Clarke and Oconee counties, there are still thousands of children from birth to age five who are not receiving free books each month in the mail. With the donations of attendees and sponsors, as well as those who participated in the online auction, more children in Clarke and Oconee counties will receive free books each month, teaching them a love of learning. Thank you to all those who attended and we can't wait to see you next year - hopefully in person!
Let's Learn Together:
2021 Nonprofit Training Series
Our Nonprofit Training Series is always a great way to connect with our local nonprofits while learning together. As we gear up for our 2021 spring schedule of trainings, we would like to hear from you! Please fill out this survey to let us know the kind of trainings you want to see this coming year.

In the meantime, save the dates for spring 2021:
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:30am
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:30am
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:30am
Friday, April 30 2021 at 8:30am
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:30am
The Nonprofit Training Series is brought to area nonprofits through a partnership with the Athens Area Community Foundation, UGA Office of Service-Learning, UGA Institute for Nonprofit Organizations, United Way of Northeast Georgia, and Athens-Clarke County Unified Government.
Building Stronger Nonprofits Together
Our local nonprofits are working hard to serve our community members and they need your help. Starting this month, tune in to our newsletter to see the newest job opportunities at our local nonprofits.
Open Positions

  • Full Time: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Coordinator
  • Part-Time: AmeriCorps Program Specialist
  • Full Time: Long Term Care Ombudsman - This position coverage area is: Banks, Fannin, Franklin, Hart, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, and Union counties.
  • Part-Time: Long Term Care Ombudsman – Gwinnett County area
Mark Your Calendars
Like you, we can't wait to see what 2021 brings. Keep an eye out for our January and February emails about upcoming events including a Women United Engage & Inspire, our annual meeting and more opportunities to serve our community together.