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  • "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

    - Winston Churchill

  • "You really can change the world if you care enough."

    - Marion Wright Edelman

  • "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

    - Margaret Mead

  • "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

    - Ghandi

  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

    –Aesop

  • “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”

    –Author unknown

  • "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

    -Mohammed Ali

  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be see or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.”

    –Helen Keller



Our Mission

United Way of Athens-Limestone County secures resources to include financial support, volunteers and in kind donations of goods and services. We accomplish this by providing high quality community services through collaborations and partnerships aligned with our vision.


Our Values

  • Trust and integrity through transparency
  • Respect and dignity
  • Innovative leadership
  • Accountability
  • Stewardship to our donors
  • Responsive to community

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts – 1.2 million students, every year – in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families – half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable – on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

Our goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths – a national network, committed partners, and public engagement capacity – we can achieve them.