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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The annual Jeff Smith Auto Raffle is back for it’s 12th year. Jeff Smith Auto has partnered with United Way of Central Georgia to raffle off a new vehicle to the 2019-2020 raffle winner. The winner will be drawn on January 10th and will have their choice among 6 new vehicles including: 2020 Ford...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
On Sunday, November 10th, legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Ronnie Milsap will perform a benefit concert for two of United Way of Central Georgia’s initiatives: Pink Promise United and The MERRIE Christmas Project. The six-time-Grammy Award winning singer has had 40 No. 1 country hits, a...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  Marine veteran Anthony Maggio has had his share of hardships. Born to drug-addicted parents, he spent his childhood bouncing around different foster homes and dealing with abuse at home. When he turned 18, he couldn't wait to join the Marines. Within a year of joining, he was deployed to Iraq...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
(Veteran Navigator, Daniel Charles, and Veteran, Freddie Stubbs)   September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but across the United States, suicide rates have hit alarming heights. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the national suicide rate increased by more than 25% between...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  United Way of Central Georgia, alongside Mike and Nancy Kaplan, parents of the late Merrie Kaplan, unveiled ‘The MERRIE Christmas Project’ in Merrie’s love for Christmas. The 45-year old Macon woman, Merrie Kaplan, was born with a rare genetic condition, Williams syndrome. Fitting to her name,...
Monday, September 16, 2019
  United Way of Central Georgia hopes to “Toss out Breast Cancer” with the first ever PINK PROMISE UNITED Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, October 5th at Black Field at Mercer University followed by the 2nd Annual Pink Out Mercer Football Game that evening. The double elimination cornhole...
Monday, August 19, 2019
School is back in session across central Georgia and Read United grade-level reading initiative kicks off its fifth year with central Georgia schools in just a couple weeks. Read United is aimed at improving youth literacy in central Georgia from birth to eight years old. Volunteers with Read...
Friday, August 9, 2019
  United Way of Central Georgia announced the largest campaign goal in it’s history. This year, the Board of Trustees hopes to raise $5.2 million to disrupt the cycle of family poverty in central Georgia. The previous fundraising record was set last year at $5,139,778. UWCG announced the goal at...