#WhyWednesday: Jason Gandy

“When you give to United Way you know your money is actually going to help the people.”

Today, hear why Jason Gandy, CEO of Quantum Leap Commerce and Fayette County advisory board member, gives back to Greater Atlanta through United Way.

Fayette County communities can thrive today and reach their greatest future potential only if their children are thriving. That’s why our focus is on building a Greater Atlanta where every individual and family can thrive by making sure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential. We call this our Child Well-Being Movement.

Communities that can say, “all the children are well” have babies who are born healthy; kids who read proficiently by 3rd grade; teens graduating from high school prepared for college, careers and life; they grow up in secure homes, in safe neighborhoods, with healthy food, access to medical care to keep them healthy; supported by communities where people are educated, employed, and housed; with ready access to good healthcare and affordable healthy foods. Learn more about United Way of Greater Atlanta in Fayette County here.

#WhyWednesday: Brandon Sherman

“It would be close to the 20th of the month and food would start getting low and I know what it feels like to be a child who had dreams and had ambitions but you know, you’re hungry and there’s no help for you.”

Today, Brandon Sherman is Vice President and Branch Manager with Fidelity Bank in Fayette County, but as a child, he was no stranger to living with hunger. Hear how Brandon’s experiences inspired him to work with United Way of Greater Atlanta in Fayette County to change the lives of children in Greater Atlanta.

Child hunger is closer to home than you think. More than 350,000 kids in Greater Atlanta face hunger. Help us Silence the Growl, because full tummies means full potential. Want to get involved? Donate meals here.