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United Way officer provides guest editorial on poverty for The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal featured a guest editorial “Uniting to fight generational poverty in Memphis” by Lori Spicer Robertson, United Way’s Chief Communications and Engagement Officer. Robertson shared details about the constructive dialogue at the “Feast of Dreams” last week, as well … Continue reading

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“Rip The Runway” MLGW fashion show to benefit United Way, Sunday, Dec. 17

“Rip the Runway”, a charity fashion show with vendor expo and shopping benefiting United Way presented by MLGW employees will take place at The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue on Sunday, December 17 beginning at … Continue reading

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United Way featured in December edition of Inside Memphis Business magazine

The December/January edition of Inside Memphis Business magazine is the publication’s “Philanthropy Issue.” Inside Memphis Business’ “the office” section features a story about United Way of the Mid-South highlighting our President & CEO, Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., and the benefits of our … Continue reading

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Use Amazon Smile to help United Way on Cyber Monday, during the holidays, and all year long

Today is “Cyber Monday,” widely recognized as the start of the holiday shopping season online. It’s also a day you can choose to make your shopping beneficial to people struggling to escape generational poverty. If you are shopping with Amazon.com remember … Continue reading

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Make a #GivingTuesday donation to United Way this holiday season!

Enjoy Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, and don’t forget to help United Way on #GIVINGTUESDAY! You can also text the word POVERTY to 40403 and receive a link for making a #GivingTuesday gift to United … Continue reading

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Join us for United Way Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street October 28

  United Way Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street is back, Saturday, October 28 at United Way Plaza (1005 Tillman Street) from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us at this family-friendly festival where children can safely trick-or-treat from the … Continue reading

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United Way Recovery Funds for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

United Way Worldwide has created recovery funds to address the immediate and long-term needs in local communities of the United States and the Caribbean which are affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. United Ways in the areas impacted by these … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11 and uniting to serve after the attacks

United Way Communications Specialist Kirstin Cheers posted a story on Medium this morning sharing the experience of our United Way Director of Communications when the attacks on New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania took place on September 11, 2001. United … Continue reading

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United Way Days of Caring Block Parties and other activities Sept. 11 – 15

UPDATED: See photos and learn about Days of Caring impact results here. “Days of Caring” are days when Mid-South volunteers unite with nonprofits for service and activities that impact lives across our area. We’re still recruiting volunteers for this year’s … Continue reading

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In The News: DeSoto Times Tribune highlights United Way work in DeSoto County

The DeSoto Times-Tribune has published a story highlighting United Way’s work in DeSoto County, with an emphasis on our upcoming Days of Caring kickoff event this weekend at The Farmer’s Market in Hernando. You can read the story on their … Continue reading

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