#WhyWednesday: Evonna Christmon

“You never know who you will be a light to.”

Evonna Christmon, United Way VIP graduate and Executive Director of Blossoming Brown Girls, believes that as human beings, we are all responsible for taking care of each other.


How will you take care of your community? If you’re ready to step up into nonprofit board service, consider United Way of Greater Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP). To apply for VIP board training, click here.

#WhyWednesday: JT Williams

What’s your “why” – the reason you give, advocate and volunteer in Greater Atlanta? Everyone has a story to share. Today, Youth United board member JT Williams shows us that your why doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it’s as simple as wanting to create an equal playing field for every member of your community.

Ready to dig in and do your part to help Greater Atlanta? Whether you want to volunteer, learn about our giving opportunities, join a group or step up as a nonprofit board leader, United Way of Greater Atlanta can help you fulfill your philanthropic purpose.

#WhyWednesday: Amy Barrow

Amy Barrow believes that every individual deserves access to safe, stable and secure housing—and she says that working at United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Regional Commission on Homelessness is living the dream! Today, learn why.

Want to do your part to make sure everyone in Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties has access to the stable housing they deserve? To learn more about how United Way of Greater Atlanta is addressing homelessness in our region, click here.

#WhyWednesday: Mondresa Miller

“I’ve touched the hands of someone who United Way has helped.”

When Mondresa Miller heard about a Publix teammate in need, she knew she had to help. That’s where United Way 2-1-1 came in. Today, hear Mondresa share how an experience connecting a colleague with United Way 2-1-1 inspired her to be a donor and advocate for United Way.

Do you know someone in need? Whether you want to find help or give help, you can turn to United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center. Our Community Connection Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

#WhyWednesday: Victoria Witherington

At a YPL event, Victoria Witherington saw firsthand the impact of United Way — and she stepped up to do her part. Hear why Victoria gives back to her community as a United Way Young Professional Leaders advisory board member!

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Young Professional Leaders turn their influence into impact in our communities. Through their signature cause, United Way’s Kids Home Initiative, YPL members are helping families across Greater Atlanta become financially stable and have access to brighter futures. Click here to become a member!

#WhyWednesday: David Hsi

David Hsi, Johns Creek High School junior and Youth United board member, is taking action for the greater good. Today, hear why he’s taking his community involvement to the next level with Youth United.

Interested in learning more about Youth United? A student-led service group, Youth United develops the next generation of community champions by creating new opportunities for high school students to step up as volunteers and leaders. If you know a community-minded high schooler looking to deepen their leadership skills, stay tuned — recruitment for next year’s Youth United board begins soon!

#WhyWednesday: Natasha Chambliss

Meet Natasha Chambliss, Home Depot employee and United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership board member! Watch Natasha’s Share Your Why video to learn how being a part of AAP helps her fulfill her passion for improving literacy, by getting hands-on in the Build-a-Library program.

What’s your passion? Come fulfill it in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta! Whether you’re ready to step up as a board member in your community, want to volunteer more or are interested in joining a group, you can plug into your purpose with United Way.

#WhyWednesday: Jerry Rice

It’s Share Your Why, Super Bowl edition! Today, hear from Jerry Rice, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver.

Jerry Rice is the host of United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Call the Play virtual reality game, which you can experience now through Saturday, February 2! Call the Play is based on Character Playbook, an interactive program created by United Way, EverFi and the NFL to help middle school students learn to build healthy relationships.

Want to see what Call the Play and Character Playbook is all about – plus meet NFL players from some of your favorite teams? It’s all happening at the Super Bowl Experience at the Georgia World Congress Center, now through February 2! Click here to learn more.

#WhyWednesday: Mark Kelly

Thirty years ago, King & Spalding attorney Mark Kelly got hooked on giving back with United Way. Hear how being a part of the Community Investment Process opened his eyes to important work being done in Greater Atlanta!

What hooked you on community service? At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we want to hear your “why” – the reason you give, advocate and volunteer. Share Your Why with us!

#WhyWednesday: Khadijah Ameen

Why is Khadijah Ameen involved in her community? Because representation matters. Today, hear how this United Way VIP grad and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Presidential Management Fellow takes action for Atlanta’s underrepresented communities.

Are you ready to be an advocate for your community? United Way VIP board training can help you bring your community service skills to the next level. Applications are now open for the spring 2019 VIP session!