We’re all connected to United Way of Greater Atlanta or our community for a variety of reasons. You might be a mentor to a young child. A nonprofit board member inspiring change in your community. Or a volunteer building snack packs for a summer meal program. However you give back, we want to hear the “why” behind it.

Share Your Why and help inspire others to take a path toward making our children and communities thrive. Take a video or write us and share your photo.


Distribution of Share Your Why
Please know that all Share Your Why submissions may be used in certain marketing and advertising material produced by United Way of Greater Atlanta. All submitted stories may be used for the following: social media, email marketing, print advertising and digital marketing. If for any reason you do not wish your story to be published in any of these formats, please DO NOT submit.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx.
    Please upload your "why" via a word document.
  • Please provide the link to your video or email the full story to info@unitedwayatlanta.org through WeTransfer. When recording your video, make sure: you’re in a quiet place, there’s adequate lighting, that you introduce yourself and then share your why. Video should be no more than 2 min.
  • Please submit a high quality photo image of yourself. We ask that the photo showcases your personality. The photo does not have to be a professional headshot but may be if desired.

    I hereby grant United Way of Greater Atlanta and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns and other such persons as United Way of Greater Atlanta may designate from time to time, the absolute right and permission to use in perpetuity my name, likeness and photograph (s), in whole or in part, or distorted in character or form, either alone or accompanied by other material, throughout the world, for the purpose of advertising, publicity, trade or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in any media now known or ever developed. I hereby waive all my rights to inspect and approve the finished product, its use or such written or spoken copy as may be used in connection therewith. I agree that I will not hold United Way of Greater Atlanta or anyone who receives permission from it, responsible for any liability resulting from the use of my name, likeness and photograph(s) in accordance with the terms hereof and agree to waive and release any such claims, including any distortion, optical illusion or faulty reproduction which may occur in the finished product, which might be challenged as being a misrepresentation of me, my character or my person, as well as any claim that use of such photograph constitutes an invasion of privacy.