United Way of Gordon County hosts the following events and fundraisers throughout the year:



We are excited to announce that our new spring event for 2022 is going to be Casino Night. That's right! An adult only night away all dressed up playing several popular casino games from poker to blackjack to craps and more. You get to have a great time, give to a great cause, and possibly walk home with some amazing prizes while also getting to drink and dance! 

Claus For A Cause is for the community. Come out to the Calhoun Depot and enjoy a festive, fun evening. For a small donation, you can get photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live Christmas music from a great band, enjoy desserts and warm beverages, win prizes, do crafts, and much more. 

Usually the first week in December. 2022 date will be announced in October. 

Unity Run 5K

A true community event, the Unity Run is an annual 5K that is for a great cause: United Way of Gordon County. The Unity Run takes place on the last Tuesday of September.

Dancing with the Stars

Since 2012, local dancers have worked diligently to help raise over $1,036,538.63 for United Way of Gordon County and the Gem Theatre. In 2017, United Way introduced their first teen show: Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars GETS SCHOOLED. For the tenth, and final year, the show will have a mixture of adult and student dancers who are raising money for United Way.

Food Trucks and Friends 

The popular downtown event, Food Trucks & Friends began in August of 2017 as a partnership between the United Way of Gordon County Young Leaders Society (YLS Gordon County) and the Downtown Development Authority (Downtown Calhoun). This event is normally hosted in the Spring and Summer. 

Singing for Toys

United Way of Gordon County, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), Gordon Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Walmart, and students from the Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools chorus departments have partnered together to sing at Walmart. For many years the choruses sing for toys. This Christmas tradition continues and works well for Gordon County. Families and friends join the fun of listening to the children sing Christmas music. As the second generation of performers shares their songs, many of their parents are reminded of the times they too sang for toys. The EMS volunteers will be outside Walmart collecting toys or contributions for the VAC's Christmas toy program. This event happens each year in December at the Calhoun Walmart located at 450 W. Belmont Dr., Calhoun,  GA 30701.

The Pumpkin Patch is a fall-fundraiser in partnership with United Way and Downtown Calhoun. When you buy a pumpkin from our patch, 100% of your purchase will benefit United Way of Gordon County and Downtown Calhoun. Click here to learn more