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United Way announces four Catalyst Fund grants supporting collaborative community solutions

One of the most innovative ways United Way of the Mid-South empowers community efforts to improve education, financial stability, and health is through the Catalyst Fund grant, which has provided over $938,000 to support the start-up or expansion of promising community … 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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In the news: Commercial Appeal editorial recognizes United Way focus on poverty

Today’s editorial in The Commercial Appeal, with the headline “United Way guides nonprofits into its ‘Driving the Dream’ initiative against poverty” recognizes our new focus on Mid-South poverty and the collaborations we are forming to tackle the area’s single largest … Continue reading

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Quick Link: The big story in The Commercial Appeal is about United Way’s focus on poverty

The big story in Sunday’s edition of The Commercial Appeal is about United Way’s focus on Mid-South poverty. Reporter Kevin McKenzie writes about United Way using more resources to address the symptoms and causes of local financial instability, interviewing Dr. Kenneth … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: “Fill The Basket” with Kroger stores a great success

By all accounts, last weekend’s “Fill The Basket” drives at Kroger stores for school supplies was a great success. We’re still gathering inventory reports, and we thank everyone who participated by donating school supplies to help Mid-South students succeed this … 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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Kroger & United Way collect school supplies with “Fill The Basket” drives, July 16 & 17

Local Kroger stores, Youth United Way, and United Way of the Mid-South are helping provide Mid-South students with the supplies they need to succeed in school on July 16 and 17 with “Fill The Basket” collections at local Kroger stores. … Continue reading

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Poverty is ‘huge and pervasive problem in Mid-South’ says United Way President and CEO at Comcast leadership luncheon

“Poverty is the reason for the crime and the instability in our urban areas. Poverty in and of itself is never the ideal, the hope or the dream of our citizens here in the Mid-South. The dream is to move … Continue reading

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United Way Day of Action June 21 brings UW staff to Greyhound Medical clinic in West Memphis, AR

Members of the United Way staff will serve as volunteers tomorrow at the Greyhound Medical clinic in West Memphis, AR as part of United Way Worldwide’s Day of Action activities. The clinic provides a large variety of free medical care … Continue reading

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