Why Shaw

Serving Our Communities

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Shaw and the United Way
Awesome is a company that's all in--with head, hands, and heart.  That's true of Shaw, our associates, and the communities we serve.

Shaw's headquarters and more than half of our associates are based in northwest Georgia.  We are one of the largest employers in the area, and local community and civic involvement are particularly important to us.  This is where we live, work and play.  We strive to weave our company into the fabric of all of the communities in which we operate.

Shaw has worked closely with local United Ways, particularly in northwest Georgia, since 1968.  United Way is uniquely positioned to identify and respond to needs in our local community.

United Ways of Northwest Georgia have honed in on the following community priorities:

Education:  helping children and youth achieve their potential through education
Basic Needs:  stabilizing families in crisis by supporting basic needs
Health:  providing independence for the elderly and people with special needs

Our associates contribute through United Way to an array of local causes about which they feel passionate. Shaw is able to extend the impact of associates' financial and volunteer contributions through corporate donations.  Shaw associates are also central to local United Way operations, holding dozens of board seats and other volunteer positions

We believe in the power of United Way's mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good.