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  • "Look backward with gratitude and forward with confidence."

  • "There is no joy like the joy of sharing."

    -Billy Graham

  • "Appreciation can make a day---even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."

    -Margaret Cousins

  • "Kindness consists of loving people more than they deserve."

    -Joseph Joubert

  • "There's always something for which to be thankful."

    -Charles Dickens

  • “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.