Teeing Off for a Good Cause
This month, we hope you'll take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and spend some time on the golf course - all for a good cause! In lieu of our annual Oconee County Golf Tournament we hare hosting a month-long virtual golf tournament. This way, no matter where in our region you live or your plans for the upcoming Saturdays, you have plenty of time and places to participate while supporting United Way of Northeast Georgia.

We are so thankful for our incredible sponsors including:
Event Sponsors
Leon Farmer & Co. and Oglethorpe Power
Course Sponsors
BankSouth, Caterpillar, Fortson Bentley & Griffin, Golden Pantry, McLane, Piedmont Healthcare, and St. Mary's Health Care System
Tee Sponsor
Pinnacle Bank

We also encourage you to register for our tournament alongside other local charity golf tournaments to support multiple organizations across our region. One great idea is to sign up for the Heroes Classic Tournament in Braselton, supporting American Red Cross. You can sign up via our Eventbrite and receive a $100 discount for a team of four! It's a win-win.
Spotlight: Shayla Lee, 2020-2021 Intern
"A community...wouldn't be able to survive without the nonprofits."
Welcome to our 2020-2021 Intern, Shayla Lee!

Shayla is a graduate student in UGA's Master of Public Administration program. She achieved her undergraduate degree in political science from UNC-Greensboro and moved to Athens to pursue her MPA. Shayla works closely with Mark Madison on all things 211, grant writing and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. In addition to interning with United Way of Northeast Georgia, Shayla is also interning with the Athens-Clarke County Inclusion Office as part of their Inclusion Fellowship. She loves to see the intersection of local government and nonprofits to help a community thrive and this internship allows her to be a part of it all.

Power of
the Purse

Donations needed for the event's online auction
We want your new or gently used purses for our upcoming Power of the Purse online auction! Each year, as part of Power of the Purse, we hold an auction featuring beautiful purses and this year is no different. Do you have a new or gently used purse at home that you don't use? Consider donating them to Women United to use in our online auction for our Power of the Purse event. This auction will raise money for early childhood literacy, specifically for our Dolly Parton's Imagination Library programs. Thank you for your support and your donation. Registration for the event will be live soon - check our website and social channels.

If you are interested in donating an item, please email Alison Geist at ageist@unitedwaynega.org or Kay Keller at kkeller@unitedwaynega.org.
Mark Your Calendars
Cool World tip night: Join us on Monday, Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Lil Ice Cream Dude's Cool World for some ice cream and a socially distanced hello! On Oct. 12, Lil Ice Cream Dude will donate all tips to United Way of Northeast Georgia. Treat yourself and support United Way all at once.

Engage & Inspire: On Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m., Women United is launching this new series for local women across our region to learn together and connect with one another. This is a free virtual event and we would love for you to join. Registration is available here.

2020 Virtual Golf Tournament: Hosted by our Oconee County Advisory Council, our annual golf tournament will be virtual this year throughout the month of October. Registration is open through the entire month. Show your support for our community while spending some time on the course!

Power of the Purse: Hosted by Women United, this annual event is a great opportunity to network and raise money for early childhood literacy, and hear from an incredible speaker. This year, we will be hosting this event virtually on December 2. Our featured speaker this year will be Carol Aebersold, co-author of The Elf on the Shelf. Sponsorship opportunities and donations are welcome now (email ageist@unitedwaynega.org) and registration will open soon.

Know Your Neighbor

Don't forget to check out our new podcast, Know Your Neighbor. Subscribe today and join Alison Geist and United Way of Northeast Georgia Board member, Whit Richardson, as we talk to neighbors from across our region and share their stories with you. You can find Know Your Neighbor on all podcast platforms. New episodes come out each Wednesday. We'd love for you to tune in!