It's Fun, It's Rewarding

A former teacher, Doretha Calhoun, has returned to her school and the classroom to volunteer as a literacy mentor through the AARP Foundation.

This program boosts a student's ability to read, getting them ready to excel in school. Are you ready to volunteer?

The Blessing and the Kid

Volunteering has a reward for both the recipient and the volunteer. Paul Baker, general manager of The Shoppes at River Crossing, found a connection with the Read United program and has found joy in being a mentor. Hear his story and think about volunteering yourself.

Dr. Jones gives thanks - to you


We appreciate the partnership with the Bibb County School District​ to help with reading initiatives to improve literacy. The district's overriding goal fits well with our Read United program. Dr. Curtis Jones took a minute of his time to share what donors and volunteers mean to this effort.

Follow the Food - Part One


We follow how donated food moves from volunteer preparation to child distribution.

We call this mini-series of minute-long videos "Follow the Food." This first installment looks at the Backpack ministry work and we invite you to see the volunteers in action.

Make it easy to volunteer yourself by going to our Volunteer United page.