News & Voices

Friday, November 11, 2022
United Way volunteers help with a variety of tasks around the office. They organize office supplies, shred old documents, mail letters, prepare workplace campaign materials, and take inventory, which often means a lot of counting. They count a little of everything – pens, magnets, T-shirts, donor forms, etc… “I have always loved to count,” says…
volunteers behind pile of donated coats
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2022 Winter Care Drive!  We collected 420 coats for children ages 0-18 including 80 brand new coats and 340 gently-used coats.  In addition, we collected 547 pairs of socks, 152 pairs of gloves and mittens, 85 hats, and 26 hat/glove combo packs.  We are so grateful to the 19 companies who served as…
burned house contents
Thursday, November 10, 2022
A young lady returned home to Gallatin to live with her mother after losing everything she had in the Paradise, California, fires. Gallatin CARES provided her family with supplemental groceries and gave her clothes for her and her daughter, including appropriate clothing for job interviews.  Since she didn't have transportation, her employment…
Anna Smith photo
Thursday, October 13, 2022
All of our volunteers have a heart for helping others. Anna Smith has one of the biggest hearts around. Anna first learned about United Way of Sumner County in 2019 while she was working for Publix Supermarkets. During that year, she was chosen by Publix to participate in the Associate on Loan Program. Through that program, Publix sent Anna to…
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
“Emma Jo's (Down Syndrome) diagnosis was a surprise to us when she was born. The pediatrician that saw her said, ‘Congratulations and good luck.’ Emma Jo is our first born, so there we were, first time parents with a daughter that has an extra chromosome. We were completely overwhelmed & lost, until we found out about early intervention.…
Friday, September 30, 2022
The 2022 Fall Classic Golf Scramble, held on September 26, 2022, at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, exceeded goals in almost every arena!  Thirty-five teams of 140 golfers registered to take part in the event to support United Way of Sumner County.  The tournament netted $29,471.41 which was $7,293 OVER goal! Participants began arriving at 10…