Liberty County Office
United Way Liberty County Office
The Liberty County office takes great pleasure in being the “go-to” organization in Liberty County for not only the educational, health and self-sufficiency needs of the citizens, but also the cultural, volunteer and community involvement aspects of everyday life. The office, which administers FEMA funds for the County, works to create synergy among funded programs and the community through idea sharing and project development.
The United Way in Liberty County and its volunteers manage several programs and services to help the residents of Liberty County:
- Read-A-Book, Give-A-Book/Read Across Liberty Day: Through the auspices of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, the Rotary Club of Hinesville and Target, our Liberty County United Way office organized a literacy program which puts readers in three schools to read aloud and give children age appropriate books to take home.
- Read Across Liberty Day: An event that puts 8-12 readers in every Liberty County school to read aloud and give books away.
- Toys for Tots
Liberty County Uniform Shop
During the months of June and July, the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Liberty County office put boxes out in businesses all over Liberty County to solicit new and “gently used” uniforms and school supplies. The result of this drive was the opening of the Liberty County uniform shop last Monday, July 25th, to the residents of Liberty County who do not have means to provide school uniforms and school supplies for their children. Since the opening of the shop, we have serviced 123 children and teenagers with three or more uniforms each and enough school supplies to begin their school year successfully. We will continue collecting uniforms throughout the year to assist with the emergent needs of families and children in Liberty County.
We would like to acknowledge the following businesses for graciously allowing us to place collection boxes in their businesses: Holtzman Realty & Insurance, the Liberty County Health Department (a special thank you to Deidre Howell), The Heritage Bank, the City of Hinesville, the Liberty County Chamber, Profeet, R.T. Sikes Construction, Hinesville First United Methodist Church and countless private citizens here in Liberty County. We would also like to thank Matthew Scruggs (Hands on Savannah- Volunteer Liberty), who worked tirelessly to neatly fold and sort all of the uniforms we received so that we could open the shop.
13th Annual Project Reach G.A.N.G.
On July 9, 2011, the United Way of the Coastal Empire Liberty County office had the pleasure of being invited to participate in the 13th annual Project Reach G.A.N.G. back-to-school rally in Riceboro, GA. The purpose of this event is to provide services designed to motivate our youth and provide training that will result in helping every child reaching their individual goals. During the event, an introduction to the Project Reach G.A.N.G. organization and its beliefs is presented. Project Reach G.A.N.G. (which stands for God’s Anointed Now Generation) teaches pre-teens and teens health awareness, drug awareness, how to handle peer pressure, as well as offering mentoring programs, and a youth development and life skills program. The organization visits nursing homes, and is very active in community affairs. This special day concluded with arts & crafts displays, gospel music presentations, face painting, food, horseback riding, and so much more! Our Liberty, United Way office took this opportunity to help educate over 1000 participants about our programs and services. We also distributed school supplies and books to over 500 children, and informational literature about internet safety and childhood obesity to the families. A very special thank you goes out to our volunteers who participated.
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