Community Impact

At the Lake Martin Area United Way we strive to make a difference in our community.  We have worked hard to partner with and head up programs that will benefit the people in our community.


Children's Summer Reading Program - In partnership with Pediatric Associates and the Alexander City Board of Education, a FREE Children's Summer Reading Program is offered to all school-age children in grades 1-5. The program is held every Wednesday in June for 4 consecutive weeks from 9 am to 12 noon. The program is hosted by Stephens Elementary School in Alexander City. Due to COVID-19, the Reading Program has been suspended for 2020, but we are looking at creative ways to still help our area children improve their reading levels as well as get donated books into the hands of our area children. Check back for additional information in the coming months. 


Day of Action - each year, our United Way works with our area schools - one each in Alex City, Coosa County and Tallapoosa County to help them clean and beautify the schools during the summer months before the kids head back to school in August. Previous projects have included painting, landscaping, general cleaning, helping teachers move to new classrooms, and much more. Day of Action is usually scheduled in late June from 8am to Noon. All 3 schools/projects occur simultaneously on one day with 150-200 volunteers. Day of Action 2020 details will be announced very soon; check back for additional information.  


Home Depot Veteran's Home Repair Program - In partnership with our local Home Depot, we work to renovate and repair veteran's homes to make them more livable and functional for their needs. Volunteers from Home Depot and other local volunteers work to do what is needed to fix up the homes of those that have bravely served our country.

EFSP (Emergency Food & Shelter Program) - In partnership with area emergency disaster resources, we work to help provide assistance to those in times of need. This program helps to provide food and shelter through approved partner agencies. 


Lake Martin Area United Way will not sell, share, or trade our list of donor information, so you can be confident that your contact information remains confidential.