Category Archives: Personal Stories

United Way Agency Spotlight on Porter-Leath: A Great Heart for Head Start

Charlize was born with congenital heart disease and required a feeding tube. After leaving the hospital, her mother found it was extremely difficult to find childcare that could meet Charlize’s complex medical needs. This was devastating news, as Charlize’s mother was … Continue reading

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“There’s Hope.” (Tonya’s story)

“Is this a real house, mommy? Does someone live here?”  Tonya was sleeping on the floor of her aunt’s house with her 3 and 1-year old daughters when she was introduced to a Hope House representative.  “It wasn’t an ideal situation … Continue reading

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United Way Pavimentó El Camino (United Way Paved The Way)

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.” In March 2000, Ellen Muñoz started a new chapter in her life by coming to the United States as a young teenager, “which was not only a new country but … 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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Nonprofit professionals under 40 unite around United Way Emerging Leaders at luncheon – photo gallery

Would you like to build your brand as a community leader by connecting with other young professionals? Do you share a passion for making a difference in our community in the key areas of education, income and health? Then you … Continue reading

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United Way and FDIC brings local nonprofit staff together for “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium

United Way of the Mid-South and the FDIC hosted a “Better Financial Life: Agents of Change” symposium at the United Way offices last Thursday for local nonprofit staff and financial leaders. United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson spoke … Continue reading

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Inside Memphis Business interviews United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson

The latest edition of Inside Memphis Business magazine highlights United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson in its leadership section. Reporter Frank Murtaugh shares details about Dr. Robinson’s early life, the leadership of his parents, his education as … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: United Way Annual Luncheon

United Way’s Annual Luncheon last week was a huge success. Not only is United Way under new leadership, but we now have a new place to call home: 1005 Tillman. Please see our gallery of pictures from the event, held … Continue reading

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FIRST PERSON: Caring for us – United Way Free Tax Prep volunteers go the extra mile to see your taxes are prepared, filed

Why can it seem so complicated to do your own tax preparation at tax time? Does tax jargon on certain withholdings or calculations prove to be too much? Do new items related to health insurance or other changes to the tax code make … Continue reading

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From the Archive: “All on the same team” – City of Memphis employees work together for United Way campaign

City of Memphis employees held a United Way campaign kickoff outside at City Hall plaza downtown, as dignitaries and city employees gathered to work together to help our community. George Little, Chief Administrative Officer and coordinator for the city’s United Way drive … Continue reading

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