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The mission of the United Way of Northeast Georgia is to increase the ability of people to care for one another through the combined efforts of volunteers and service providers, and to be an effective catalyst in a community-wide effort to provide a quality of life for all.
Power of the Purse Silent Auction & Luncheon
This year, Christy Terrell, WLC Chair along with the dedicated committee was able to raise over $24,000, more money than was raised last year with two events. Almost 300 women came together to bid on over 200 purse and jewelry items. Thanks to all who attended this fun filled event! The WLC's emphasis is on Early Childhood Literacy and money raised at the Power of the Purse will help to fund the Wee Read Program.
Oconee County Golf Tournament
This year's tournament hosted over 26 teams at Jennings Mill and raised over $20,000 towards the 2015 Campaign goal!
Day of Caring
750+ volunteers from all over the community set aside a day of their busy schedules this year to lend a helping hand at local non-profit organizations and schools. Numerous projects were completed at 27 or our 29 agencies and 7 of our local schools. This was by far our biggest Day of Caring success!!!
Athens/Clarke County Community Chest was incorporated February 24, 1954. There were 8 agencies supported by the campaign: YMCA, YWCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cancer Society, Heart Association, Salvation Army and the Defense Fund. On July 21, 1980 the name was changed to United Way of Northeast Georgia, Inc., adding 6 counties: Barrow, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe and Oconee.
The United Way of Northeast Georgia currently supports 29 human service agencies in an eight county area that includes: Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oglethorpe and Oconee. United way of Northeast Georgia is locally managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is one of over 1,300 local United Ways in the United States.