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More photos! United Way Trunk or Treat, fun for the whole family

We’re thrilled with the success of last weekend’s United Way Trunk or Treat activity at our 1005 Tillman Street headquarters, and we have more fun photos to share taken by United Way Campaign Representative Lisa Starnes. The activity was supported … Continue reading

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United Way and City of Memphis launch ‘Make the Right Call’ campaign to reduce 9-1-1 volume

Each year, around 30 percent of the 9-1-1 call volume in Memphis is non-emergency and does not require immediate assistance. In cases of crises only, like life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress, residents should call 9-1-1 for immediate police, fire … Continue reading

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Dr. Kenneth Robinson, United Way President and CEO, is keynote speaker at Leadership Memphis Multicultural Breakfast October 26

United Way President and CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson is the keynote speaker at this year’s Leadership Memphis Multicultural Breakfast presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, International Paper Company, and FedEx. The breakfast will be held at The University … Continue reading

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Register for Pins for Pennies ’16 bowling night, benefiting the Youth United Way scholarship program

Click on the poster below to register for Youth United Way’s Pins for Pennies bowling night, benefiting the Youth United Way scholarship program! (A Google Form registration file will open in a new tab in your browser.) You can pay … Continue reading

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News and other items

United Way’s focus on Mid-South poverty through our “Driving The Dream” initiative is receiving widespread support and interest. See these articles from Mid-South newspapers:  Memphis-based United Way leverages funding to target poverty Commercial Appeal Editorial: United Way guides nonprofits into its ‘Driving the … Continue reading

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Register now for Employee Campaign Manager’s Conference, July 27

REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE! WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 University Center @ University of Memphis United Way Employee Campaign Managers are key in the Mid-South’s battle against poverty. Learn the latest best practices for a “next-level” campaign, see new information materials, & learn … Continue reading

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Quick Link: Memphis Tiger & United Way Campaign Representative Charles Harris in today’s Commercial Appeal

Read Tom Schad’s story about Memphis Tiger linebacker and United Way Campaign Representative Charles Harris in today’s edition of The Commercial Appeal: http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/tigers/football/ex-tiger-linebacker-harris-tackles-new-challenge-369b0041-d726-1da8-e053-0100007f80be-385589131.html

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Day of Action brings United Way staff and U.S. military together to make a difference with free health services

United Way of the Mid-South staff celebrated the worldwide United Way Day of Action last week, working alongside members of the U.S. military operating the Greyhound Medical outreach program at Lehr Arena at West Memphis High School. Personnel from the … Continue reading

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Remembering past Chairman of the Board, Mr. Karl Birkholz

Former United Way of the Mid-South Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Karl Birkholz, passed away on Saturday, June 11th at age 78. A long-time United Way volunteer during his career and in his retirement, Mr. Birkholz was Board … Continue reading

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Orlando shootings: Heart of Florida United Way, Orlando, FL

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families following the terror attack in Orlando, FL. Visit the website for Heart of Florida United Way serving the Orlando area at http://www.hfuw.org/ More details about Heart of Florida United Way’s … Continue reading

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