United Way of Greater Atlanta: June 2023 Recap

July 11, 2023

The month of June was busy for the whole United Way family! From our Cole Exchange Tour at the Frazer Center, to the AAP Day of Service, there were so many opportunities to get involved. Whether you rolled up your sleeves at the Give United Day Snack Pack Project, or even rolled up a cigar at YPL’s Night in Havana, we appreciate you uniting with us to improve Child Well-Being.

Attendees of "A Night in Havana" in festive and brightly patterned attire pose in front of a backdrop of tropical plants.
Cha-Cha-Cha for Child Well-Being

For one night only, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s LINC & YPL turned Atlanta into Havana! On Friday, June 2nd we celebrated the collective work of our YPL and LINC members within the community. This party with a purpose brought everyone together for one cause – creating more opportunities for children in Greater Atlanta through our Learning Spaces Initiative. With Jazzy Mcbee hosting the evening, Bacardi on beverages, DJ Jazzy T on the 1s and 2s, and a live painting by Artzy Bella, united, we’re inspired and excited to provide even more resources and educational tools for Atlanta’s kids to thrive.

Check out photos from the event here, and learn more about how our Learning Spaces Initiative is impacting early learning outcomes across Greater Atlanta.

Give United Day Raises Record-Breaking Funds

We are thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of Give United Day, our annual fundraising initiative, which united our community in a powerful display of generosity and support. Together, we have made a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals and families across Greater Atlanta. Through the collective efforts of our dedicated supporters, volunteers, and partners, Give United Day surpassed all expectations, raising an astounding $275,000, a 220% increase from last year, to further our mission of improving Child Well-Being in our community.

The impact of Give United Day is truly remarkable:

  • Our Strong Learners and College and Career Readiness efforts will receive vital educational resources and support, empowering students to reach their full potential.
  • Our Brighter Futures initiative will provide essential services to areas in Greater Atlanta that have the most need.
  • Individuals will gain access to financial coaching, job training, and resources like free food and rental assistance to achieve Economic Stability.

These achievements would not be possible without the incredible dedication and support from our volunteers, who selflessly gave their time and expertise to ensure the success of Give United Day. They packed 150 snack packs on Give United Day that will be given to children with food insecurity in Greater Atlanta. Your commitment to our cause and your passion for making a difference is truly inspiring. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our generous donors, corporate partners, and Small Business Champions who contributed to this exceptional fundraising effort. This year we had 52 peer-to-peer fundraisers, including 25 from our Small Business Champions, engaging hundreds of donors. Your belief in our mission and your investment in our community’s future is invaluable. Together, we are creating lasting change and transforming lives.

United Way & Atlanta Braves’ 2nd Annual Pride Night Was a Home Run

On June 15th, throngs of Braves fans and LGBTQ allies flocked to Truist Park to root for the home team and party in celebration of Pride Month. Proceeds benefited the Out Georgia Impact Fund, culminating in a generous contribution of $20,000 from the Braves Foundation towards the Impact Fund. Thank you to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, attendees, and community stakeholders for making the event possible and uniting to support families, children, communities with the LGBTQ+ community!

A line of Pride Night attendees dance and hold out Pride flags emblazoned with the Atlanta Braves logo.
Group photo of mentors and presenters from AAP's 5th Annual day of Service
Day of Service, Day of Success

African-American Partnership’s Day of Service aims to create exposure to a wide variety of education and career paths, excitement about S.T.E.A.M. subjects and overall learning to finish so students finish their academic careers strong, and comprehension through mentor/presenter encouragement and prompting. The 5th Annual Day of Service on June 16th featured over 300 mentors, presenters, agency leaders, and students!

Investing in African-American youth is critical for the well-being of our entire community. That’s why with your support, AAP is thrilled to reach $1 million in net revenue investment for Powering the Potential since 2016. Watch the Day of Service highlights here, or learn how you can get involved with AAP.

Cole Exchange: Frazer Center Tour
Attendees of Cole Exchange: Frazer Center Tour pose in front of Cole Society and Frazer Center banners.

On June 14th, Cole Society hosted a tour of our partner agency, Frazer Center. The Center provides a high-quality, inclusive program serving children six weeks to five years old, as well as individualized programming and support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The agency tour gave attendees a remarkable opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible impact of our collective efforts. Together, we experienced the transformative programs and services provided by the Frazer Center, which are making a profound difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in our community. Learn more about Cole Society here!