Exploring and Engaging
This summer, staff and Board members had the opportunity to visit three of our 2021 grant recipients, with more visits on the way! We visited the Goodwill of North Georgia Career Center in Athens, YWCO's Girls Club, and the Boys and Girls Club of Winder-Barrow County during summer camp. These programs are providing opportunities for local children and adults alike to thrive.

It is with your dollars that we can continue supporting programs that are moving the needle. Thank you for your continued contributions.

We hope you'll join us as we continue supporting local programs in our three focus areas, making a difference in our community,
and living united.
Campaign Season is Here!
Workplace campaigns are a great way to get your company involved in giving back. Hear from Elizabeth Earl about why a Workplace Campaign matters and how it can be great for the community AND your company. Interested? We'd love to help! Reach out to Elizabeth to learn more and start your own Workplace Campaign now.
Board Spotlight: Whit Richardson
Meet Whit Richardson, our 2022 Campaign Chair! Whit is the owner of Taziki's Mediterranean Café in Athens and is passionate about his community. Whit learned about hospitality and community while working and listening to the coffee crowd that gathered daily at his dad's soda fountain in Covington, Ga. After graduating from Samford University, Whit founded a handful of start up businesses before opening a franchise restaurant, Taziki's in Athens GA in 2014. His love for Athens and desire to establish roots in this community inspire him daily to be a good neighbor.

He serves on numerous boards but is particularly excited about his current role as Campaign Chair with United Way of Northeast Georgia as well as being president-elect for the Rotary Club of Athens. When not at Taziki's or serving in the community, he spends time with his girlfriend, Julia, their dog and cat, Cora Belle and Marley. He considers himself to be a decent golfer, Christian, and backgammon player.

Thanks for embodying what it means to LIVE UNITED, Whit!
Mark Your Calendars
We look forward to seeing all of you soon! Keep an eye on our newsletters for more events and trainings around the region this fall.
August 24 from 5-6 p.m.
This happy hour celebration will include the announcement of our 2022 Grant Recipients and a kickoff of our Campaign Season. All are welcome to attend this free event.

September 9 starting at 4 p.m. at
The Classic Center's Atrium
Women United hosts the annual Power of the Purse event, celebrating women philanthropy and benefitting early childhood literacy programs in Clarke and Oconee counties. Registration is open; tickets can be purchased here.
Workplace Campaign Coordinator Training
LAST CHANCE: August 11 from 9-11 a.m.
The employee who organizes your workplace campaign should attend ONE of the training sessions to learn more about United Way and how to make your workplace campaign a success. All sessions will be held at the UWNEGA office. Email Elizabeth Earl if you have any questions.

Days of Caring
October 18-23
Our annual Days of Caring is open for groups and individuals alike this year. Projects range from landscaping and painting to shelving installation and more. Some equipment will be provided and projects will be throughout the week. Registration will open in early fall.
Nonprofit Jobs & Opportunities
Our local nonprofits are working hard to serve our community members and they need your help. Tune in to our newsletter to see the newest job opportunities at our local nonprofits. If you are a nonprofit with job openings, please email Alison Alwes to be included in next month's newsletter.

Open Positions
Volunteering During COVID
Survey Request from UGA
Have you volunteered during the COVID-19 pandemic?

UGA is conducting research on volunteer engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to create a shared resource that will highlight best practices in volunteer engagement.
 
The survey is brief and should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. Your responses are confidential and will only be shared with the research team. Please click on the survey link below if you are willing to help us understand more about volunteer engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic. Survey link is here.
 
If you would prefer to take the survey over the phone, please contact Katie or Josh.

  • Katie Higgins, Marine Educator and Volunteer Coordinator, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, UGA; Phone: 912.598.2387, email: Kt.Higgins@uga.edu
  • Joshua Podvin, Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, Office of Service-Learning, UGA; Phone: 513.706.3210, email: jhpodvin@uga.edu
Just a friendly reminder to submit your Workplace Campaign results form to Elizabeth Earl via email. Thank you for your contributions to United Way of Northeast Georgia.