United Way launches new campaign

ATLANTA -- United Way has continued to evolve to help more people. Last year, it changed its name. This year, it's pushing its campaign Be Greater Atlanta.

According to a release, the Be Greater Atlanta concept "embodies a community of connected lives and engaged citizens living in 13 counties working together to make our region a better place through acts of greatness."

"Be Greater Atlanta reaffirms the fact that for decades, United Way's reach has extended far beyond the city of Atlanta," United Way President Milton J. Little Jr. said. "The phrase embraces a community spirit of giving more and reaching higher to create a space where all residents have opportunities for success -- no matter their income, social status, race or ZIP code."

Acts of greatness can range from giving your seat up on a bus and tutoring children after school to volunteering in the community and donating school supplies to teachers.

"We all benefit when those around us thrive," Little said. "When we blur borderlines and share ideals that unite us, we become greater individually and collectively."

For more information about the campaign, visit www.unitedwayatlanta.org.