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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. As it turns out, doing the right thing and volunteering may also have health benefits. Studies have shown that people who volunteer may live longer than those who don’t. There is one catch. The motive…
Monday, March 1, 2021
  One of our United Way of Central Georgia teammates shared this powerful poem with our staff recently. It was written by an Atlanta resident in 2014 after he witnessed a heartbreaking incident at a local school. He saw a child ask his teacher for…
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
This month, United Way of Central Georgia celebrated “211 Day” with the launch of a new, easy to navigate website: 211.org.  “From hello to help: 211 is here” signifies that through 211, people have access to a real person who will help them find…
Thursday, February 4, 2021
  Tax season or BUST! How tax time has become a TRAP for low-income taxpayers…   As 2020 came to a close and the end of January came and went (although the IRS just announced it will delay the start of tax season until February 12th), Americans…
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
This blog post is co-authored by Mara Vanderslice Kelly, Executive Director of the United Way Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery and Catherine Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Polaris.   As we enter 2021, our country is facing multiple…
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
By Kate Rockwood at familywize   This time of year is naturally when you might start thinking about ways to improve your physical and mental health. Coming up with some measurable ways to stay healthy is important. Here are some simple tips to have…
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  As excited as we all are to welcome 2021, United Way of Central Georgia refuses to go back to “NORMAL”.   Normal means: 33% of students will likely fall behind in reading because of the shortened academic year of 2019/2020, and according to…
Monday, December 28, 2020
By Dave Madsen     I became aware of the FamilyWize card when I worked for United Way in Pennsylvania as a labor liaison. Earlier this year, I transitioned jobs and had a gap in my insurance coverage of about a month. I didn’t plan well—I have high…
Thursday, November 5, 2020
  There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of Central Georgia and the many program partners it supports. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in…
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist Sourced from our partners at FamilyWize     Starting a new medication can be overwhelming. Remembering the side effects, when to take it, what to take it with (food or a full glass of water), all of these guidelines…