April 2021

Spring is here! We wake up to trees that were just budding days before filled with colorful blossoms. Flowers that were just peeking their heads out of the ground are now in full bloom. Day by day and blossom by blossom, we are reminded that a new season has begun.
The start of a new season is a great time to get involved in your community. With your help, a new season can be a fresh start for someone who needs an opportunity to be successful. A student who needs the help of a mentor to stay on track to graduation or a family that needs financial assistance to get through a rough time and back on their feet. You can be part of this new season in someone's life.
Join United Way of Forsyth County as we work to improve the lives of all our residents.
Giving of your time, talent, and treasure can have a huge impact on the lives of those around you.

Meet Jonathan….Jonathan is a father and husband working two jobs to provide for his family. He has worked for a national grocery store chain for several years and had taken on a second job to provide for his family, but when the pandemic hit suddenly things changed.

Jonathan initially lost work hours at both his jobs. His wife had recently started a job but with their young children now at home learning virtually, she had to be with them. They began to struggle to pay their rent. Jonathan was doing all he could to stay afloat but was falling further and further behind and was facing eviction.

Jonathan reached out to United Way for help. United Way was able to assist him with applying for the Emergency Rental and Utilities Assistance Program through Forsyth County Government. Through this program, he was able to qualify for assistance with his past due rent and utilities giving him a fresh start so that he could once again support his family on his own.
Do you know of anyone, like Jonathan, needing rent and/or utility assistance due to COVID-19 or
looking for more information?

send an email to erap@unitedwayforsyth.com

United Way of Forsyth County
Invitational Golf Tournament

Monday, October 18, 2021

We are excited to announce the date for our 4th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament at the exclusive Hawks Ridge Golf Club, presented by MDSi. 

Support of this event, through participation and sponsorship, will benefit our programs and services that improve the lives of our residents, including emergency financial assistance following the pandemic. Empowering our community to rebuild stronger and more resilient will be a long-term effort. This is what we do every day, and we need you standing with us.

See Something.
Say Something.
Stand Up To Child Abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. There are many ways we can work together to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Working together as a community to raise awareness and invest in strong support systems for families is the place to start!

To learn more about child abuse prevention and be trained in Darkness to Light's Stewards Of Children prevention program, click here.
For support services available to children and families in Forsyth County,
visit our Community Resource Guide at: www.unitedwayforsyth.com/needhelpgivehelp
United Way of Forsyth County
2021 Partnership Opportunities
We would like to invite you to join us in 2021! We are working to help improve the lives of individuals and families right here in our community through our focus on the basic building blocks for a good life for everyone: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs.

As a member of our community, we know that companies like yours want to make a difference. Corporate Sponsorships not only provide valuable advertising for local businesses, but they also help to position your business as a compassionate community leader and builder.
By becoming a sponsor today, you're allowing us to host community events without touching one cent of our donors' dollars. Instead, we are able to invest these funds into programs that help residents of Forsyth County.

Join others in making an impact through a United Way of Forsyth County sponsorship.  Bookmark our site www.unitedwayforsyth.com/2021sponsorships and check back for updates.

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Let's Talk About
Start the conversation. End the stigma.

The lotus flower symbolizes growing and overcoming obstacles. It offers strength to people struggling in their daily lives. The NEW Mental Health Website is intended to offer that strength by providing resources, information and awareness regarding mental wellness, mental illness and support to improve mental health in Forsyth County.
Mental Health is a key component in our overall health and well-being. Let's be open to talk about mental illness, to reach out for help, and to listen to those in need without judgment. Visit www.mhfocoga.com to learn more.
Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 18-24, 2021
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
Volunteers make important contributions year-round by giving back to their community in a variety of ways. Today and every day we celebrate our volunteers.
The hand-raisers, the do-gooders, the impact makers, YOU. Thank you!