Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

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MONEY Support us with the gift of money, trust, stocks, and/or other forms of funding to invest in the advancement of individuals and families.

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BRAIN POWER Join us by delving deeper into the data, contacting your elected officials, and championing our cause to make a difference in this community.

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NETWORKS Connect with us through our Leadership Groups, invite us out to speak, or engage your networks in a Feast of Dreams of your own.

#FightPoverty Challenge

Join United Way of the Mid-South between June 1st — June 8th in the #FightPoverty challenge. There are several ways to participate: Become an individual fundraiser Start a team to fundraise alongside your colleagues, club, team, friends, or family. Make a...

Scott Fountain of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Appointed Board Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new board chair, Scott Fountain, Senior Vice President of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Fountain’s predecessor and former president of Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, Jerry Collins, stepped down after...

Smart Start for New Moms

United Way of the Mid-South donates baby items to expecting young mothers in Memphis. We at United Way of the Mid-South believe that what every young mother needs is a chance to succeed. That's why we support and donate baby items to the Adolescent Parenting Program....

United Way of the Mid-South Honors 2017-2018 Best Corporate Campaigns

United Way of the Mid-South hosts its first awards ceremony for corporate partners and donors who’ve made significant contributions during the prior campaign season United Way of the Mid-South (UWMS) held its inaugural Best of the Best Awards on May 1st at the Peabody...

Opinion | Why we failed in 38106 — and must keep trying

President and CEO Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., pens an op-ed on March 15, 2018 as a response to an article printed in The Commercial Appeal on the short lifespan of people living in poverty. Read the full piece below. Last week's arresting news article by...

Corporate Spotlight: Regions Bank

Tressa Ogles knows what it's like to watch parents make ends meet. Her family believed in service and giving back albeit their own struggles. That rearing continued to motive her to give to United Way of the Mid-South and influence her fellow colleagues. Regions Bank...

(All statistics from the 2017 Poverty Facts Sheet by Elana Delavega, PhD MSW the Department of Social Work and Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, The University of Memphis.)

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