Weekly inspirational quote about giving:


When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.


-Norman Vincent Peale

United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide Vision

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

Imagine a world that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone…

  • Where all children receive a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow
  • Where the cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged
  • Where everyone receives effective health care that improves quality of life
  • Where communities not only set significant and measurable goals to advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them


United Way Worldwide Mission

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

To do this we will:

  • Ignite a worldwide social movement, and thereby mobilize millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer to improve the conditions in which they live
  • Galvanize and connect all sector of society – individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments – to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and financially-stable individuals and families
  • Raise,  invest and leverage billions of funds annually in philanthropic contributions to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained impact in local communities
  • Hold  ourselves accountable to this cause through our steadfast commitment to continually measure – in real terms – improvement in education, income and  health


Help a family this year at Christmas!

Interested in helping a family at Christmas this year? Here are some ways you can bring joy to a family during the holiday season!

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree registration will be October 25-26, 2012 from 9am to Noon at The Salvation Army, 16 Felton Place Cartersville. The Salvation Army facilitates Christmas Assistance for Bartow County children ages 12 and younger. Parents must bring a valid photo I.D. and two forms of current, valid identification for each parent/guardian AND child. For more information, contact 770-386-6256. Please see attach flier and share it with your clients and families.

Bartow Christmas Coalition registration will be November 2, 2012 from 9:00am-7:00pm @ The Church at Liberty Square Cartersville The Bartow Christmas Coalition is a community project striving to assist needy Bartow County families during the holiday season. Parents are required to provide a valid photo I.D., validation of address (utility bill, mortgage payment), social security card of everyone in home (or tax returns verifying social security number), and proof of household income. For more information contact 770.386.3399 or visit 222.bartowchristmas.org.

UNITED WAY OF BARTOW COUNTY ADOPT A FAMILY: If you are someone who would like to adopt a family at Christmas or may need help during the holidays, PLEASE contact United Way at 770-386-1677.


Annual Turkey Trot coming November 17

2012 Turkey Trot Flyer

The annual Turkey Trot for the United Way of Bartow County is coming soon.  You can register today. Just print out the form by clicking onthe link to the flyer and you are on your way to reserving you place for this chip-timed run.

October Needs List for Good Neighbor Shelter

October Needs List

Pledges!! Pledges help us better plan our income & expenses for the year.

However, occasional giving is always welcome!!

Basic Pantry:



Tea Bags



Ranch salad dressing

Children’s snacks



Peanut butter & Jelly

Household Items:

Dish rags & towels

Dish soap, Pine-sol

Laundry Detergent

Napkins, paper towels

Plastic utensils

Disinfectant Spray/Wipes

Styrofoam plates & cups

Zip-loc bags (gal. size &

Sandwich size)

Garbage bags (13 & 33gal.)

Aluminum foil

Food storage containers

2 Skillets

Personal Items:





Women’s hygiene products

(tampons, pads)

Men’s tennis shoes (size 10-13)

Men’s flip flops

Women’s underwear

Men’s boxers

Men’s & Women’s socks

We ask all that food be in-date and unopened. Gift cards to local grocery stores, WalMart, Target, or Staples are ALWAYS welcomed!!

Registration has begun for the Boot Kickin’ Harvest Hustle 5K for the Shelter on Saturday, October 27

th. This year we will also have a 1K Fun Walk/Run. For details, go to our website, http://www.goodneighborshelter.org

and see the Events page. You can print a registration form from the site and mail it is with your registration fees.

Hope to see you there!!