Spotlight: National 211 Day
211 is a vital program for our region. This February 11, also known as National 211 Day here at United Way of Northeast Georgia, is a perfect time to share the benefits of our health and human services information and referral program with your colleagues, neighbors, friends and family.

Challenges exist for everyone – and sometimes getting help can feel hard. That’s why we are grateful for our 211 program and Contact Center who make it easy for everyone in our region to get connected with local resources to meet the needs we face each and every day.

On Feb. 11, we are asking everyone to join us in celebrating National 211 Day by sharing your story of getting help through 211 or telling us how you share 211 with others – by handing out cards, putting a poster in your storefront, or more – all on social media. Post your stories and tag @unitedwaynega on Instagram or Facebook and let us know how 211 matters in your life!
A Day Of Memory and Gratitude:
MLK Jr. Day of Service
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service. In multiple counties across our region, neighbors join one another to serve by helping landscape, clean facilities, paint, and more. This year was no different.

Mark Madison, our Director of Community Impact, represented our organization on the Athens MLK Day Steering Committee again this year, helping convene volunteers, organize logistics for day-of service, pivot to smaller and more COVID-friendly projects, and more.

"MLK Day of Service has become a day I look forward to more than the three-day weekend. And this year with more excuses not to than any other it was awesome to see folks show up to serve."
- Mark Madison, Director of Community Impact

Thank you to all of you who volunteered throughout our region on Jan. 18 as we provided hands-on care for our counties' and nonprofit facilities and their clients and guests. When we come together and serve, we make a difference.
Board Spotlight: Evan Elder
Meet Evan Elder, an outstanding Board member since 2017 and now a new member of the Endowment Trustee Committee for United Way of Northeast Georgia. He is Vice President - Retail Market Manager with Synovus in Athens, and a devoted community member, dedicating his professional and personal time to organizations and community members throughout the region.

Evan has graduated from both LEAD Athens and Leadership Oconee and serves on a variety of nonprofit boards throughout the region. He says he is "an avid supporter of United Way of Northeast Georgia because of the impact made in the footprint served and the good that it is doing in our communities."

Thank you for your continued service to United Way of Northeast Georgia and our entire region!
Nonprofit Openings & Opportunities
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
Advantage Behavioral Health
  • Multiple job openings for administrators, clinicians, direct care and support staff, and RN/LPN/MA positions

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Peace Place, Inc.
  • Overnight Women's Empowerment Advocate - email Ashley Rutledge with a cover letter and resume if interested

  • Office Manager, a full-time position with the Administrative team playing a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the YWCO

Bread for Life

Casa de Amistad
  • Project Coordinator, Pandemic Rental Assistance Fund (full-time, temporary position January-May 2021)
Mark Your Calendars
February 26: Nonprofit Training Series - Topic and speaker details and registration will be open soon on GivePulse.

To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website or email Mark Madison.
Just a friendly reminder to submit your 2020-2021 Workplace Campaign results form to Elizabeth Earl via email. Thank you for your contributions to United Way of Northeast Georgia.