Category Archives: Health

From the Archive: Health | UW blood drive on May 22nd for network partner American Red Cross

At United Way we’re always happy when volunteers roll up their sleeves and get involved. On Wednesday, May 22, volunteers will be rolling up sleeves to take save lives as part of our blood donation drive. United Way of the … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way sponsors Ruby Payne seminar – local teachers and sector leaders learn more about challenges faced by people in poverty

When Ruby Payne came to the University of Memphis in late March with her message about children and adults transitioning from a life of poverty, she left attendants in the crowded ballroom with one overall theme: There is so much … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Photos | Youth United Way & Memphis Grizzlies Dribble Parade, with special guest Mayor AC Wharton

Yesterday the first annual Memphis Grizzlies Dribble Parade bounced through downtown Memphis to promote youth physical fitness. An army of youth and teens in the Youth United Way Leadership Program and other groups united for an afternoon of activity and … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Accredo gives the gift of healing to the Mid-South with $20,000 presentation to United Way

Before the holidays, Accredo helped brighten local spirits with a special gift of $20,000 to help United Way’s work to impact education, financial stability and health for our Mid-South area. Accredo is nation’s largest specialized pharmacy, working with patients individually … Continue reading

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From the Archive: UW support helps AFL-CIO Labor Council distribute 150 Christmas food boxes to families in need

Earlier today, the AFL-CIO Labor Council were able to assemble and distribute 150 Christmas food boxes to local families in need thanks in part to a special grant from United Way of the Mid-South. United Way Labor Participation Director Casel … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Photos | Presentation of United Way Catalyst Funds yesterday

United Way presents two major Catalyst Fund investments to impact local education and health Wednesday, we reported on two presentations from the United Way Catalyst Fund to organizations working on cross-sector approaches to better align local efforts impacting local education … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Two UW Catalyst Fund grants will impact local education & health outcomes

United Way will present two Catalyst Fund grants designed to help organizations working to improve approaches to local education and health challenges tomorrow afternoon. United Way Catalyst Fund grants are strategically awarded to strengthen the collective impact that cross-sector institutions … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way to be recognized with “Light of Hope” award from Shelby County Health Department, Memphis City Schools

United Way of the Mid-South is being recognized with a Light of Hope award by the Shelby County Health Department and Memphis City Schools for its work to increase awareness and understanding in the battle against HIV/AIDS in our community. … Continue reading

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From the Archive: News | United Way grant helps East Arkansas families & individuals receive faster treatment with new medical equipment

Last Friday, The Evening Times in Crittenden County AR reported that doctors and clinical staff helping people with limited financial resources in Crittenden County will be able to get faster information about their patients thanks to a $10,000 grant from … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way of the Mid-South celebrates the anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act

United Way’s work to improve education, financial stability and health helps many people with disabilities across our Mid-South area. Today is the 22nd anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) a landmark piece of legislation that advanced the civil … Continue reading

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